Golf tips: One for fun at the CJ Cup this week at Shadow Creek

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The PGA Tour continues at Shadow Creek this week, and expert Ben Coley has his sights set on an outsider who could win big in Las Vegas.

Fresh off the back of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open held down the road at the TPC Summerlin course – where Martin Laird secured his first Tour title in more than seven years after a play-off win over Austin Cook and Matthew Wolff – golf’s elite remain in Sin City for another spin of the wheel.

World number one and pre-tournament favourite Dustin Johnson has withdrawn after testing positive for coronavirus, leaving the way clear for other big names to stamp their mark in Nevada.

Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy all head the market but Coley is looking further down the field to find some value before the action gets underway in the US.

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BEN COLEY: The PGA Tour remains in Las Vegas for the CJ Cup, and rather than get stuck in at the head of the market with players returning from three weeks away we’ll take a chance on Gary Woodland.

He’s not had the best of summers, and not been in the best of form, but now the US Open title event is behind him and he can get back on track at a course he has already said he really likes.

He’s won nearby in Nevada and also won in Arizona and California – playing on the West Coast really suits Woodland and his big-hitting should be a massive asset around a long par-72.

He’s an each-way bet against the favourites at Shadow Creek.

  • All odds correct at time of first publishing, but prices may subsequently change. 

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