The big golfing tournament of the week comes on the European Tour, with the classic course of Wentworth hosting the BMW PGA Championship.
The likes of Patrick Reed and Justin Rose have flown over from America to take part, but it’s Tommy Fleetwood who starts as favourite.
He was our selection for the Scottish Open last week, and broke our hearts (and wallets) by losing from a winning position in a playoff. He clearly has a chance here, but we’re reluctant to get burnt again on a player that has to recover quickly from heartache.
Instead we’re going to side with Shane Lowry. The genial Irishman played poorly in the Irish Open a couple of weeks ago, but he had just returned from the States and we’re going to forgive him that tournament. What is clear is how much Lowry loves this course. There probably isn’t a player in the event with a better record around here, posting seven top-15 finishes, and you’re getting a nice price.
The event on the PGA Tour comes from TOC Summerlin in Las Vegas, in the form of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
The rough is not really a factor at the event, for the formula for success would appear to be to let the big chief fly and hole putts.
With this in mind, we’re going to side with the favourite, Bryson DeChambeau. The big-hitting American has had a short rest after winning the US Open and won this event two years ago.
He’s a short price, but deservedly so, and we’ll side with him this week.
BMW PGA Championship: Lowry, to win, 1 pt, at 22/1, widely available
Shriners Open: DeChambeau to win, 1 pt, at 15/2, widely available
And 1 pt on the double