So-called expert golf tips for this week

by | Oct 19, 2021 | LPGA

PGA TOUR – ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Brendan James – Golf Australia Editor

Hideki Matsuyama is welcomed as a hero as he can play properly in front of Japanese fans for the first time since winning the Masters in April. But under the weight of this expectation, it will probably be one of his compatriots to rise to the top.

TAKUMI KANAYA after an impressive run in the last two months in which he has contested seven events, was no worse than T16, and scored five top 10 finishes, warmed to victory.

Sports betting odds: $ 51

JIMMY EMANUEL – Deputy Editor of Golf Australia

This is not quite the field the PGA Tour would have hoped for, but it is a chance for the big names in the field to take another win and this player will be COLLIN MORIKAWA.

Hideki Matsuyama will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders at home, Rickie Fowler would be a great story but it’s the Open winner that’s the pick here.

Morikawa played well for his hometown club last week and has some work to do after the Olympics in Japan. Expect something special from the best iron player in the game this week.

Sports betting odds: $ 6.50

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Rod Morri – Golf Australia magazine writer and podcast host of The Thing About Golf

The year of the comeback has already been introduced by Jordan Spieth and Lydia Ko and now it’s time for RICKIE FOWLER to complete the circle.

As one of the most popular players of his generation, his slump is well documented, but last week’s performance in the Las Vegas desert suggests he’s on the other side. With a high level of confidence and his game in good shape, he will be dangerous this week and it will be a surprise if he is not at the top of the ladder on Sunday afternoon.

Sports betting odds: $ 21

Mark Hayes – Man About Golf

Many will tell you that Audrey Hepburn was the next big thing the last time I gave a winner. So if you can imagine Eliza Doolittle talking to an increasingly impressive American golfer, “Just wait, ‘Arry’ Iggs, just wait.”

Fountain, HARRY HIGGS, I’m nothing but a fair lady (yes!) so I say the wait is over. Higgs has a great short game, was top 10 last week – his third top 15 result in his last six events – and can break through here if a lot of top-end guns are missing.

Sports betting odds: $ 56

EURO TOUR – MALLORCA GOLF OPEN

Brendan James – Golf Australia Editor

Irishman NIALL KEARNEY returns this week in good quality form, with 14 sub-rounds (to hit 40 under) in his last 16 tournament rounds.

He has yet to win on the European Tour, but it’s only a matter of time. And a win this week could catapult him into the all-important Top 125 at the Race To Dubai.

Sports betting odds: $ 56

JIMMY EMANUEL – Deputy Editor of Golf Australia

This is a real mystery that is reflected in the fact that number 188 in the world is the betting favorite.

So I’m going in with a patriotic and value-oriented pick MAVERICK ANTCLIFF.

The Queenslander has lost the consistency he used to have during this European Tour season and missed his last two cuts, but he seems like a future winner on this track and with the Aussies last week around the world did well, he will indeed want it.

Sports betting odds: $ 81

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Rod Morri – Golf Australia magazine writer and podcast host of The Thing About Golf

Big hit kiwi RYAN FOX has been in good shape over the past few weeks but the icing on the cake was an impressive T4 finish at Valderrama last week.

Getting a top 5 on a course that shouldn’t really suit your game or style of play says a lot about where Fox’s game stands.

Sports betting odds: $ 23

Mark Hayes – Man About Golf

I wanted to say something positive RYAN FOX, then noticed that the normally inimitable Rod Morri is just the opposite today and is very imitable.

I support everything the big man has said, adding that not even a new Dunhill visit from Warnie (who inevitably would have had some non-early nights) went without dents

Sports betting odds: $ 23

LPGA TOUR – BMW LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Brendan James – Golf Australia Editor

Has two top 10s in their last four starts SU OH on the verge of a groundbreaking LPGA win that will be the icing on the cake of an already successful season.

It also rises to its highest world rankings since 2019.

Sports betting odds: $ 67

JIMMY EMANUEL – Deputy Editor of Golf Australia

From her last 21 laps on the LPGA Tour JIN YOUNG KO only failed to break par twice. During that time, Ko has also won three times and also achieved a runner-up and a T6 finish, so it can be said that there isn’t a player here who is in better shape.

At some point this rich streak has to end, but playing at home in Korea should be enough incentive to keep going for another week. If the world number 2 doesn’t win, she will be very close with Minjee Lee as the most likely challenger. It’s a win-win situation for me.

Sports betting odds: $ 5.50

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Rod Morri – Golf Australia magazine writer and podcast host of The Thing About Golf

There are many big-name players in the field this week, but perhaps more interesting at LPGA International Busan will be the game of the lesser-known KLPGA players. Their names won’t be as well known, but their games are undoubtedly good enough to win, and it is one of those players who HYE JIN CHOIwhich will be on display this week.

As an 11-time winner of the Korean Tour and runner-up as an amateur at the 2017 US Women’s Open, Choi is a special talent and won’t be afraid of the stage this week.

Sports betting odds: $ 61

Mark Hayes – Man About Golf

These are brilliant events as we see the FULL power of the Korean Gulf unleashed upon the world. PLUS gives it to my favorite non-Australian player, HA NA JANG, the chance to remind us all of how great she is away from the daily rigors of the LPGA Tour.

As a former Aussie Open champion, her game can get as hot as anyone else’s, and if she can stand up, the “Jang Gang” supporting her will push her over the line.

Sports betting odds: $ 31