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Northern Trust Open Tips: Each way selections for the Riviera spectacle

KJ Choi has 'bags of past form' at Riviera Country Club

"Without ever threatening the leaders, KJ Choi has caught the eye on his last couple of starts, hitting over 75% of greens in regulation, with ninth place at Torrey Pines his best ever finish on a course that is basically too long for him."

Betting.betfair's golf contributors are staying on the PGA Tour for their each way selections on Betfair's new Fixed Odds golf market. Read below to see who they fancy at Riviera Country Club this week...


Steve Rawlings - Back Phil Mickelson @ 15.014/1

Phil Mickelson has either won or been beaten in a play-off in four of the last six Northern Trust Opens so his odds of 15.014/1 do represent value, especially given he was in such blistering form just a fortnight ago. But which Lefty turns up at Riviera is anyone's guess - if it's the same 'Phil the Thrill' that hammered the field in Phoenix he'll be just about unbeatable. But you never know with Mickelson, he could just as easily have an off week, as he did at Pebble Beach in the AT&T Pro-Am. I'm playing the odds with fingers crossed and hoping he can bounce back at a venue he clearly loves.


Joe Dyer - Back Retief Goosen @ 67.0n/a

It usually takes a classy player to succeed at Riviera and I'm putting my faith in one of the finest of the last 20 years in the shape of Retief Goosen. I, and many others, must have thought he was finished after suffering declining fortunes in recent years but back surgery has rejuvenated the two-time major winner as evidenced by ninth-placed finish at Pebble Beach. Not long, but mightily accurate last week, Goosen has the goods to succeed at Riviera.


Mike Norman - Back Ryan Moore @ 36.035/1

You can't beat having a good ball-striker on your side around Riviera and Ryan Moore is definitely one of those. The 30-year-old American has recorded five top-10 finishes in his last seven events on the PGA Tour including a very good fourth place finish in Phoenix a fortnight ago, so his current well-being is not in question. What's more, Moore has finished fourth and 17th in this tournament for the last two years so he is no stranger to this outstanding venue.


Dan Geraghty - Back Russell Henley @ 101.0n/a

Russell Henley's victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii shouldn't have come as a total surprise, the American is used to turning heads; in 2010 he tied for low amateur in the US Open and in 2011 became only the second amateur to win an event on the PGA Tour's developmental tour (then known as the Nationwide Tour). The buzz from Henley's victory in the first PGA Tour event of the season has died down a little but the manner of that victory is fresh in the memory and Riviera promises to suit his game well - putting will be of key importance. 101.0n/a looks generous for a potential superstar.


Paul Krishnamurty - Back KJ Choi @ 61.0n/a

Without ever threatening the leaders, KJ Choi has caught the eye on his last couple of starts, hitting over 75% of greens in regulation, with ninth place at Torrey Pines his best ever finish on a course that is basically too long for him. I'm expecting better this week in an event where he has bags of past form. This century, KJ has registered nine top-30 finishes at Riviera, including five top-sevens.


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13 February 2013

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