Three Ball Betting: WGC Bridgestone Invitational

Cheer up Adam, you have a decent record at Firestone

Dan Geraghty selects his two ball bets for Firestone and explains why he's backing Adam Scott to bounce back from his Open misery...

I'll take boy wonder to beat Ryo Ishikawa on day one, the young Japanese was fourth here last year, but has struggled since then.

Recommended Bets
*2pts Back Adam Scott @ 1.9210/11
*2pts Back Rory McIlroy @ 1.715/7
2pts Back Rafael Cabrera Bello @ 2.1411/10
2pts Back Tom Lewis @ 2.265/4
1pt Back Bernd Wiesberger @ 2.56/4
*1pt Back Rickie Fowler @ 2.447/5


First round two balls

Adam Scott couldn't have picked a better place to make his return following the unfortunate finish to an Open Championship that looked to be his for the taking. Scott won last year's tournament here at Firestone by four shots and his fine performance at the Open shows that he is coming into this week in similar form. Scott's first-round partner Matt Kuchar was 13 shots behind the Australian last year, Scott is a worthy favourite, particuarly with Steve Williams course form, although Williams' famous front-running abilities took a knock last week.

Rory McIlroy has again this week had to fend off talk of a crisis in his game, the layers have again been pushing his price out all week and again his outright price 25.024/1 looks far too big. I'll take boy wonder to beat Ryo Ishikawa on day one, the young Japanese was fourth here last year, but has struggled since then.

A friend (Egg) mentioned to me that Simon Dyson is "back" the other day. Although it's true that 'Hoover' has put in fine performances on his last two outings (including the Open Championship) to finish in the top 30, I am willing to oppose him this week in the USA, where he has finished well down the field on his last two trips to Firestone. His two ball partner Rafael Cabrera Bello has impressed me this season, I think he's ready to compete in WGC events.

Tom Lewis versus Michael Hoey is not a two ball I expected to see this week at Firestone as both have been in woefully poor form. However, I will take the young Englishman to beat Hoey at odds against. Lewis has been working in the USA under the tutelage of Butch Harmon in recent times and will surely improve soon. I feel he might be more comfortable in this environment than Hoey.

I was hugely impressed with last week's European Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger, he's worth a point at odds against to defeat Retief Goosen, whose form here is patchy and could be vulnerable.

Odds of 2.447/5 are fair about Rickie Fowler beating Lee Westwood in round one. Fowler was 33rd on debut here and improved vastly to come second last year. Westwood might be a bit down after another disappointing major and is still without faithful caddy Billy Foster.


Recommended Bets
*2pts Back Adam Scott @ 1.9210/11
*2pts Back Rory McIlroy @ 1.715/7
2pts Back Rafael Cabrera Bello @ 2.1411/10
2pts Back Tom Lewis @ 2.265/4
1pt Back Bernd Wiesberger @ 2.56/4
*1pt Back Rickie Fowler @ 2.447/5

Season Profit/Loss: +12.78pts

* the asterixed two balls are available in-play on betfair
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