Find Me a 100 Winner: Help yourself to juicy odds on Hahn

Golfer James Hahn
James Hahn in action

The European Tour stops off in Spain and the PGA Tour takes in Vegas so our man's back to roll the dice on three more outsiders...

"At odds of 370.0369/1, James Hahn already has plenty in his favour so the fact that he turns 40 in a couple of weeks’ time is just the icing on the (birthday) cake."

As highlighted in the preview, I'm very keen on the chances of Jon Rahm in the Open de España. The world number one is bang in-form and he's attempting to win the event for a third time in-a-row but that hasn't prevented a couple of outsiders piquing my interest.

Ian at Sports Betting Index makes an intriguing case for Nacho Elvira in the below tweet and I've followed him in. But the one I like best is Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg who looks over-priced on current form.

In-form Broberg is simply too big

Broberg played some fabulous golf to win the Dutch Open three weeks ago, putting in a quite incredible performance on the greens, and judging by his ninth placed finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last week, his tee-to-green game has improved even further.

Broberg topped both the Strokes Gained Tee to Green and Approach stats in Scotland, but the putter cooled off. If he continues to stripe his irons like he did last week and he putts just fractionally better, he's going to compete in Spain, and it won't be the first time he's got hot and stayed hot.

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In August 2012, Broberg burst onto the pro scene by producing form figures on the Challenge Tour that read 1-1-3-1. After four disappointing performances on the European Tour during September and October, when he clearly didn't cope with the step up in grade so early in his career, he returned to the Challenge Tour to win again, at the Copenhagen Challenge.

Back 2 u Kristoffer Broberg @ 120.0119/1
Place order to lay 10u @ 10.09/1 & 10u @ 2.01/1

Past winners well worth chancing

Over at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, I had a long list of outsiders I wanted to side with.

I was optimistic that Russell Henley, who touched 100.099/1, would remain at a triple-figure price and I was hoping that Erik van Rooyen would drift a bit more to qualify but neither have.

My original pre-event pick, Kevin Na, withdrew last night with a rib injury so, as detailed in the preview, I've backed those two at 95.094/1. Given the last two winners, Martin Laird and Kevin Na, were both former winners trading triple-figure prices, I've also backed the defending champ, Laird, at 210.00209/1, and the 2012 champ, Ryan Moore at 340.00339/1.

I've also followed Dave Tindall in with one of his each-way picks, Scott Piercy, who I've backed in this event several times previously, but I'm putting two others up as official bets for the column and first up is the recent Byron Nelson Championship winner, K.H Lee.

Low-scoring Lee can go in again

Lee has played in this event three times previously and he's yet to make it through to the weekend but given he reached 25-under-par at the Byron Nelson, there's no reason to think this birdie-fest isn't an ideal test for the 30-year-old Korean.

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Lee is extremely accurate off the tee and that's been an important factor of late. Strokes Gained Tee to Green has also been an important stat and he ranked number one at the Wyndham Championship four starts ago for SGT2G and eighth at the BMW Championship in his penultimate start.

Lee's simply too big at around the 200.00199/1 mark given the numbers, his recent form and the fact that he knows how to win.

Back 1.5 u K.H Lee @ 220.0219/1
Place order to lay 10u @ 10.09/1 & 10u @ 2.01/1

Help yourself to some juicy odds on Hahn

My third and final pick for the week is James Hahn, who like Lee, was in-contention at the Waste Management Phoenix Open back in February. That's fairly-old form now but given that's a low-scoring event in the desert, it's very good correlating form. Although we already know Hahn likes it here given he finished fifth 12 months ago.

Hahn's a hard player to get right as he suddenly finds form out of the blue so he could very easily not turn up this week. He shot 60 in round three of the Barbasol Championship five starts ago (finished fifth), however, and he has at least won on the PGA Tour twice previously.

I'm a bit of a fan of backing players on or around significant birthdays as I do think it's a chance for players to reflect and regroup. For example, Lee won the Byron Nelson in early summer, three months before he turned 30, and Hahn turns 40 in a couple of weeks.

At odds of 370.00369/1, he already had plenty in his favour so that little fillip is just the icing on the (birthday) cake.

Back 1 u James Hahn @ 370.0369/1
Place order to lay 10u @ 10.09/1 & 10u @ [2.0

I'll be back on Thursday or Friday with the In-Play Blog.

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