But at the prices, ADAM SCOTT (22/1) looks like one to be on. He was 12th here last year with four very solid rounds and it’s clear that he is enjoying life with a short putter. Seventh in the Japan Open and second in Malaysia last week, he brings some rock-solid form to the table and we know that Scott’s A-game is good enough to take on absolutely anyone.

PATRICK REED (40/1) came close for us last week but it’s not time to desert him just yet. He’s playing well, has had a couple of weeks in Asia to acclimatise and on his first visit here last year, he finished 22nd.

Patrick Reed

Finally – based on last year – an outsider. In 2014 it was 450/1 Tim Clark who lost in the playoff and I fancy former world number one LUKE DONALD (125/1) to make his presence felt. It has been – and still is – a long road back to his best form and while he’s not as accurate as he once was, he still hits plenty of greens in regulation. 2015 was a year where he made plenty of cuts but could not mount a challenge over the weekend, but the signs lately are that his best game is not a million miles away – this track could be up his street. He was third here in 2010 so he knows his way around.

PAST WINNERS

2009      PHIL MICKELSON

2010      FRANCESCO MOLINARI

2011      MARTIN KAYMER

2012      IAN POULTER

2013      DUSTIN JOHNSON

2014      BUBBA WATSON

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Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester is an experienced sports writer, having worked at SportsVibe and written for numerous sporting titles including Golfing World, Birmingham Mail and Stoke City's website.

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