Hyundai Tournament of Champions: The best two-ball bets from day one at Kapalua

Adam Scott to outscore Dustin Johnson?

And we're off! The new golfing year begins in Hawaii with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Dan Geraghty picks four of the best two-ball bets ahead of the opening round...

"Chris Kirk is well-fancied by every man and his dog this week and he's paired with his good friend Harris English in round one. English will be playing with his new Callaway clubs and we've seen recently how it can take a while to get the best out of new gear (see, for instance, Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland). In-form Kirk will take all the beating and looks good at odd-against."

This may be Jordan Spieth's first appearance in the Tournament of Champions, but his performances last year confirmed he is far from an ordinary debutant. I'm happy to take 2.427/5 about the youngster outscoring Webb Simpson on day one. Simpson shot three rounds in the 70s last year; Spieth has every chance.

Dustin Johnson had to pull out of the pro-am yesterday with a neck injury. They do say beware the injured golfer, but should the big man turn up today it looks worth chancing world number two Adam Scott to outscore him at 1.9210/11.

Chris Kirk is well-fancied by every man and his dog this week and he's paired with his good friend Harris English in round one. English will be playing with his new Callaway clubs and we've seen recently how it can take a while to get the best out of new gear (see, for instance, Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland). In-form Kirk will take all the beating and looks good at odd-against.

Speaking of Woodland, the big-hitting Callaway man now seems to be fully fit and comfortable with his clubs, and should have too much power for short-hitting Jason Dufner, who struggled here in 2013 on debut.


Recommended Bets
Back Jordan Spieth @ 2.427/5
Back Adam Scott @ 1.9210/11
Back Chris Kirk @ 2.245/4
Back Gary Woodland @ 2.3211/8


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