13-1 Donald heads strong New Orleans betting heat
LUKE DONALD'S bid to regain the world No. 1 ranking from Rory McIlroy begins this week as a 13-1 favourite for aquality renewal Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Masters-winner and defending champion at TPC Louisiana Bubba Watson is Donald's nearest market rival at 14-1 on his first outing since his Augusta triumph earlier in the month while current PGA king Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Steve Stricker and Jason Dufner are chalked up at either 20-1 or 25-1.
Graeme McDowell and Nick Watney, one of 12 past event winners, are 33-1 shots whileCarl Pettersson, a winner two Sundays ago at the Heritage when McIlroy took over the mantle of the globe's best from Donald, is 35-1 to prevail again.
Sunday's Valero Texas Open-victor Ben Curtis, who claimed the Claret Jug at Sandwich in 2003, is 66-1 to follow up his San Antonio success.
Adam Scott is a 17-2 favourite as the European Tour switches to Korea for the Ballantine's Championship.
Ian Poulter is at 14-1 with Sang-Moon Bae at 22-1 andYE Yang at 25-1. Miguel Angel Jimenez, George Coetzee and Kyung-Tae Kim are 28-1 shots at the Blackstone Golf Club at Icheon-Si.
South Africa’s Branden Grace won the China Open by three shots from defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts on Sunday.
Grace, recommended at 60-1 by RPSPORT’s Steve Palmer, shot a final-round 69 to pick up his third European Tour title of 2012, having triumphed in the Volvo Golf Champions and the Joburg Open earlier in the year.
World No. 3 Lee Westwood retained his Indonesian Open
title in Jakarta. Westwood had been 9-4 favourite for victory at the start of the tournament.
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