Find Me a 100 Winner: This accurate trio fit the Sawgrass bill

Kevin Streelman - one of Paul's big-price selections this week
Kevin Streelman - one of Paul's big-price selections this week

The favourites don't always prevail at TPC Sawgrass, in fact big-price outsiders have an excellent record in the season's 'fifth major', which is ideal for Paul Krishnamurty as he bids to bank some profit with these three triple-price selections...


"Course form is also a significant consideration and that must bring 2013 runner-up Kevin Streelman into the reckoning at 220.0219/1. He's been extremely accurate off the tee all year, ranking top-three in that discipline on three of last five starts."

As the so-called fifth major, boasting arguably the strongest field of the year, there are many more top-class players trading at 100.099/1 or bigger for this week's Players Championship. Even the defending champion Martin Kaymer falls within our price range, along with several other major winners and big names.

The recent rollcall of Sawgrass champions has been pretty illustrious but outsiders have won and, when they do, they tend to fit a certain type of profile. KJ Choi and Tim Clark, for example, were both experienced, short, accurate hitting types. 2005 champ Fred Funk was usually both the shortest and most accurate player on tour.

Indeed, Driving Accuracy and Greens in Regulation stats are extremely important around Sawgrass. Typically for it's genius creator Pete Dye, this superb course offers both a potential birdie chance or multi-bogey disaster on almost every hole. Keeping the ball in play is key.

Course form is also a significant consideration and that must bring 2013 runner-up Kevin Streelman into the reckoning at 220.0219/1. He's been extremely accurate off the tee all year, ranking top-three in that discipline on three of last five starts. That hasn't always delivered results for this streaky player, although 12th at the Masters on his penultimate start was a fine effort.

There are no worries on the accuracy front with Russell Knox. He's hit over 80% of fairways on his last two starts, finishing top-20 at the Heritage. Knox has really caught the eye during his early PGA Tour career and is already building a good record in Florida, finishing top-three in the last two Honda Classics. 34th, with the best round saved for last, was a decent Sawgrass debut last year and he's fancied to give us a good run at dismissive odds of 250.0249/1.

Finally another who is hitting fairways for fun. Brendon de Jonge has hit at least 70% in each of his last four starts and finished top-25 on five of his last seven starts. The Zimbabwean plays tough courses well and, having finished top-15 here in both 2012 and 2013, is well worth inclusion at 260.0259/1.

The trading advice is to stake five units in total on our trio, then place lay orders on each at 14.013/1 and then 3.02/1 with a view towards banking a profit in-running. If any of them hits the first target, we'll be guaranteed to at least quadruple our money, with substantial extra positions still running.


Recommended Bets

Back Kevin Streelman 2u @ 220.0219/1
Back Russell Knox 1.5u @ 260.0259/1
Brendon de Jonge 1.5u @ 260.0259/1

Place order to lay each player 20u @ 14.013/1
Place order to lay each player 20u @ 3.02/1


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