2013 was another profitable year for Paul Krishnamurty's weekly outsiders trading system, which involves backing players at triple-figure odds with a view towards laying back for profit if their odds shorten. Read his betting plan for the Sony Open here...
"One particularly interesting name among this year's graduates is John Peterson, who finished a remarkable, close fourth in the 2012 US Open on one of his earliest professional starts. He clearly has talent and results improved significantly in the summer."
12 months ago, the Sony Open was dominated by a pair of Web.com graduates, Russell Henley and to a lesser extent Scott Langley. As the season progressed, neither lived up to their early potential but the way in which they carried forward momentum from the previous autumn may offer some useful clues towards this year's puzzle.
One particularly interesting name among this year's graduates is John Peterson, who finished a remarkable, close fourth in the 2012 US Open on one of his earliest professional starts. He clearly has talent and results improved significantly in the summer, registering five straight top-fives on the lower tour and a top-25 at this level. If he starts well, the commentators will raise his profile and the market will offer a lot more respect than it does now at 130.0129/1.
My second pick Scott Brown is already established as a PGA Tour winner at the Puerto Rico Open and the way he closed out the year offered encouraging signs for 2014. Brown's final six starts yielded four top-25s including a couple of top-fours, thanks in no small part to driving accuracy, so it will be no surprise to see him defy odds of 150.0149/1 and feature in contention around this tight track.
The trading plan is to stake four units in total on the pair, then place lay orders on both players at 10.09/1 and 3.02/1. If either man hits the first target, we'll be guaranteed a minimum of 11 units profit.
Place order to lay both players 15u @ 10.09/1
Place order to lay both players 20u @ 3.02/1