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march 25th 11.17
With the wind due to blow in true Texas style on day one of the Valero Texas Open I have limited my pre-event selections to just two as you could easily find your selection out with the washing after day one. I have gone for a couple of Australians who should be able to handle the wind on a course that many golfers from down under say reminds them of those around the Mornington Peninsula. It should therefore come as no surprise that we already have two winners from that country in Scott and Bowditch in the five years this venue has been used.
Matt Jones has been in top form so far this year finishing 7/14/3 in his last three starts and being in close contention in two of those. He defends his maiden PGA tour title in Texas next week and may well be in a relaxed mood this week - which is important as he found it very difficult to finally cross the winning line. His form around here is nothing exceptional but the same could be said of his Redstone form before he won and he reminds me a lot of Bowditch in that respect. He would be a lot shorter price if he had exhibited some decent form here but I am happy to take a chance at the price available and if in contention he could become a good trade. He hit a low of 5/2 at Pebble Beach and something similar would see us come out with a decent profit £70 win 60/1 Betfair.
It seems I am not alone in picking Geoff Ogilvy this week who these days seems to be capable of finding some form from nowhere so don't be too worried about his current level of form - at least he has been making cuts and had a 1st and 2nd on tour towards the end of last season. His form around here really caught my eye in his only two starts he led at the cut in 2011 and was 11th last year. It is a tough course and in tough conditions he is the sort of player you want on your side £10 ew 200/1 + £30 230/1 Betfair mORe
 
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