PGA Tour: We need to talk about Kevin…

The PGA Tour travels this week to the Colonial Country Club, just outside Fort Worth in Texas, for the Dean & Deluxa Invitational.

The course is often described as traditional, with players having to position the ball correctly to plot their way around the numerous dog-legged holes. This tends to suggest accuracy rather than sheer power would tend to profit.

Course form has proven to be crucial in the past with the last debut winner being Sergio Garcia in 2001.

The market is headed by Spanish sensation Jon Rahm, who has shown that inexperience is no barrier to success.  However, a poor finish at the Players, and the huge emphasis at Colonial on experience is enough to put us off.

Local Jordan Speith won last year, but looks short enough given his indifferent form this year, whilst Garcia is playing for fun after his Masters triumph and looks more dangerous.

We prefer the chances of two in-form Americans with great Colonial form.  First up is the improving Kevin Kisner.  He has finished in the top 10 at each of the last two Colonial events and has improved to be a top 50 world ranked player, in part due to four top-10 finishes (and two 11ths) on the tour this year.

Ryan Palmer has a true love affair with this event, he is a member at Colonial and has three top-5 finishes.  His form at the start of the season was abysmal, but he sparked back into life with a run of 11th, 6th and 4th.

He put a missed cut at the Players behind him with a reasonable show last week, and now reunited with his favourite track, he can once again put up a huge Colonial challenge.

Recommendations:

Kevin Kisner. 28/1, each way 1/4 odds top 5, generally available

Ryan Palmer, 40/1, each way, 1/4 odds top 5, Totesport/Betfred

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