Quicken Loans National Tips: Five to back from the opening day three-balls

Are you backing Tiger to outscore Jordan Spieth and Jason Day on Thursday at Congressional?

Tiger's back, but is he a back or a lay for Dan Geraghty in his preview of Thursday's three-ball betting at Congressional? 

"Big-hitting Robert Garrigus loves Congressional and should have enough experience to outscore playing partners Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee over the first 18 holes."

Nick Watney finally showed signs of life last week with an 11th-placed finish at the Traveler's Championship which, remarkably, was his best finish of the season to date. Off the back of that performance, Watney looks a good bet to outscore Mark Wilson, who has missed nine of his last 11 cuts, and Kyle Stanley, who hasn't fared much better. Watney was 10th here in 2012.

Brendon De Jonge shades Kevin Chappell for favouritism in their three-ball with Congressional debutant Andrew Svoboda on Thursday. However, although De Jonge has been in marginally better form of late, Chappell gets the nod on account of his excellent record at Congressional, his third place in 2011 makes particularly good reading.

Another man with plenty of Congressional form to his name is Robert Garrigus. The big-hitting American loves the course and should have enough experience to outscore playing partners Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee over the first 18 holes.

Seung-Yul Noh's form hasn't been great since his magnificent PGA Tour victory in April. However, Noh was fourth at Congressional in 2012 and looks a big price to outscore J.B. Holmes, who has patchy form here, and Chesson Hadley who really has tailed off of late, the Web.com graduate has missed five of his last six cuts and it won't get any easier this week.

Tiger Woods was all over the place on the front nine during Wednesday's Pro-Am according to Tiger Tracker. However, there was an improvement on the back nine and given the great man's record here I'm willing to chance a three-ball victory over Jordan Spieth and Jason Day at what looks a fair price.

Recommended Bets 
Back Nick Watney @ 2.35/4 
Back Kevin Chappell @ 2.89/5 
Back Robert Garrigus @ 2.56/4 
Back Seung-Yul Noh @ 3.02/1 
Back Tiger Woods @ 3.412/5

Season P&L: -21.47pts (based on 1pt per selection)
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