Rickie Fowler finished T2 in last week's PGA Tour event for Adam, meaning a small profit on the week, and three of the betting.betfair golf team return with a look at the ultra-competitive first round leader market for this week's World Super 6...
*EW Terms: 1/4 Odds | 5 Places
Adam Baylis says: Back Brett Rumford @ 33/1
Keeping things simple last week nearly paid off via Rickie Fowler so I'll follow suit in Perth with last year's winner Brett Rumford. The hometown hero comes into this having recorded three top ten finishes from five attempts at Lake Karrinyup and for all that his recent form isn't anything to write home about, there were signs of life at the Dubai Desert Classic. He clocked in scores of 69 and 67 on his last two first round attempts here, a repeat of the latter should see him in the mix and at 33/1 makes plenty of appeal. Vitally he has an early tee time at 07:00 alongside Lee Westwood and Andrew Johnston, who will both be expecting big things, in what is for the most part, a fairly weak field.
Mike Norman says: Back Shiv Kapur @ 85/1
Having put up Shiv Kapur in this week's each-way column I tried desperately hard to find an alternative player to put up in this column. But just one look at the market and Kapur stuck out like a sore thumb. The talented Indian is generally a 66/1 shot elsewhere, and as low as 50s in some places, but the Betfair Sportsbook have him priced up at a very generous 85/1. You might think given that price that he has a more difficult late tee time but that's not the case. In fact Kapur is out very early in round one in one of the star groups, playing alongside home favourite Jason Scrivener, so he'll get the best of the conditions and greens.
But we can't put up a selection on tee time and price alone, there has to be more to cement a case. And there's plenty more. Kapur has played well at Lake Karrinyup previously, sitting T2 after the first round two years ago after shooting a 66, so he's been there and got the t-shirt when it comes to starting low here. And he's also been in decent form recently too, finishing T23 and T16 on his two European Tour starts in 2018 as well as winning on the Asian Tour at the end of last year. And then there's one of the main reason's for backing Kapur in the each-way column, that hopefully he will be massively encouraged and incentivised by seeing his fellow countryman Shubhankar Sharma win for the second time this season on the European Tour just last week.
Joe Dyer says: Back Steven Jeffress @ 95/1
The home challenge was extremely well-represented in the final stages of last year's World Super 6 in Perth and we'll add one at a big price to the portfolio. Steven Jeffress, finished one shy of the final four in the 2017 running of the event, and comes into this year's tournament in great nick. The 42-year-old was fifth at last week's Oates Vic Open having finished third at the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage two weeks previously. At 95/1 let's hope he can capitalise on all the good vibes and stick up a strong opening day score.
2018 Season P/L to date: -£51
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