Most of the world’s golfing cream are currently competing in the WGC Match Play in Austin, but for those who didn’t qualify Puerto Rico is the place to be.
Not because it’s undoubtedly a beautiful island, but more because the PGA Tour arrives at the Coco Beach course with a $3 million purse!
There are some big names competing this week, including former U.S. Open champions Graeme McDowell, Angel Cabrera and Retief Goosen as well as Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter.
However, the Puerto Rico Open has become something of a U.S. preserve as far as winners are concerned, with only German Alex Cejka, in 2014, breaking the stranglehold in the nine years the PGA has visited the island.
With this in mind, the thoughts of the Lap of The Odds brains trust (stop the sniggering in the back!) turn to the highest ranked player in the field, Wesley Bryan.
Bryan, from South Carolina, has been playing well of late, finishing tied fourth at the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic and tied seventh at the Valspar Championship.
The winner of the Web.com Tour Player of the Year in 2016, the quality of this field will be right up Bryan’s street.
The Puerto Rico Open has become something of a proving ground for young Tour players. The last four champions, and six of nine overall, have celebrated their first Tour victory here, and Bryan can continue that trend.
Recommendation: Bryan to win Puerto Rico Open at 18/1, BetFred