Wed, Nov 29, 11:11am by Head Editor
World No.13 Marc Leishman is a $7.50 favourite to take out the Australian PGA Championship for the first time, when he tees it up at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.
If he can salute on Sunday, it will cap off an amazing week, with the Victorian named the winner of the Greg Norman medal on Tuesday night as Australia’s best performed golfer in 2017.
The 34-year old is in career-best form, having won twice on the US PGA Tour, including the lucrative BMW Championship in September.
Another man who’s had a massive year is Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who won the most prestigious tournament in the world in April, the US Masters.
The World No.11 is at $8 to add this tournament to the long list of titles he’s won in his career and if El Nino does salute, it will be the 15th country he’s won in throughout his 18-year career.
The 37-year-old has won 10 times in the US, whilst also tasting success in Ireland, Germany, France, Qatar, Dubai, Switzerland, China, South Africa, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and of course his homeland in Spain.
Another man who’s tasted success on the biggest golfing stage of all – the US Masters – is Adam Scott, who is on the third line of betting to at $9 to win the Joe Kirkwood Cup for the second time, after he saluted in 2013.
Cameron Smith, who’s best performance at a major came back in 2015, when he finished in a tie for 4th at the US Open, is the fourth pick, at $10. He is in good form, having finished fourth at last week’s Australian Open.
He was just one shot behind runners-up Matt Jones and Jonas Blixt, who are $21 and $26 respectively to go one better this weekend, while last year’s winner, American Harold Varner is at $19 to defend his title.
Suggested Bet: Leishman to win: $7.50
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