Golf

Mayakoba Golf Classic: Ancer to enjoy home comforts

Mayakoba Golf Classic: Ancer to enjoy home comforts

It was a case of close but no cigar last week, as 20/1 headline tip Patrick Cantlay finished runner-up in Las Vegas. But the one good thing about the virtually endless golf season is that another opportunity is just around the corner and that’s what we have with this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Nedbank Golf Challenge: Each-way wager for Willett

Nedbank Golf Challenge: Each-way wager for Willett

Sun City hosts the penultimate event of the European Tour this season, with Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia the star attractions at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. But we’ll make former Masters champion Danny Willett our first selection as he looks to claim a first victory since Augusta in 2016.

HSBC Champions: Rose can bloom in Shanghai

HSBC Champions: Rose can bloom in Shanghai

It is either the final World Golf Championships event of the season or the first, depending on your point of view, but either way a strong field has assembled for the HSBC Champions. Not all of the world’s top 50 who were eligible have made the trip to Sheshan International in Shanghai, with four of the top five in attendance.

Sanderson Farms Championship: Vegas worth each-way gamble

Sanderson Farms Championship: Vegas worth each-way gamble

With just three players inside the world’s top 100 in the field, this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship could be the toughest event of the PGA Tour season to predict. World number 76 Dylan Frittelli heads the entries at the Country Club of Jackson for a tournament which has produced first-time winners in each of the last four years.

CJ Cup: Thomas to make successful defence

CJ Cup: Thomas to make successful defence

The PGA Tour stays in Asia for this week’s CJ Cup in Korea, where the time has come to back a short-priced favourite. It is impossible to ignore the case for Justin Thomas to make a successful defence of his title on Jeju Island, where he defeated last week’s winner Marc Leishman in a play-off.

CIMB Classic: Schauffele can star in Malaysia

CIMB Classic: Schauffele can star in Malaysia

The PGA Tour enjoys a rare trip away from the US mainland this week with the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, the £5.3million event has been dominated by American players in its previous five editions, with Ryan Moore winning the first two, Justin Thomas the next two and Pat Perez claiming victory 12 months ago.

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