Australia’s three highest ranked golfers, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott and Robert Allenby are all the rage to win the 2010 Australian PGA beginning at Coolum tomorrow according to online bookmaker sportsbet.
In similar circumstance to last week’s Australian Open, Scott has been the best backed, in from $9.00 to $8.00, ahead of Ogilvy, while Allenby’s record of four Championship wins has him right on the money.
“It’s a tournament where the form player is hard to beat so Ogilvy deserves to be favourite, but those who dipped out on Scott last week have buttered up here” said sportsbet.com.au’s Matthew Campbell.
Allenby is the defending Champion while Ogilvy won the previous year so the money suggests that Scott may complete the trfiecta. The interest in the big three means that the rest of the talented field are at juicy odds especially since each way is paid for the first five.
“Everyone is expecting a big name to win, but this could be the time that Marc Leishman, Michael Sim, Matt Jones or even young Jordan Sherratt step up for a win. ” said Campbell
Scott and Ogilvy will again be paired together for the opening two rounds teeing off early tomorrow morning.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (Each way Top 5)
$7.00 Geoff Ogilvy
$8.00 Adam Scott
$8.50 Robert Allenby
$13 John Senden
$23 Michael Sim
$23 Matt Jones
$26 Richard Green
$34 Marc Leishman
$34 Jarrod Lyle
$34 Nick O’Hern
$34 Rod Pampling
$34 Jordan Sherratt