Who knew that Ben Campbell was such a pork lover! The man that loves to hunt wild pigs, Ben Campbell, gave them all a weekend off as his mates cheered him onto victory at the Horizon Golf NZ PGA Championship.
Tour Insider is back in the winner's circle but most of all TI is over the moon for Ben who is one of the Tour's real nice guys and TI sincerely hopes this win is the first of many for the talented Kiwi.
Our friends at Ladbrokes.com.au are up with the latest market ahead of round one tomorrow.
Ben Campbell - $21 Ladbrokes.com.au
Stay with who took to you to the dance (or something like that anyway). TI thinks Ben can go back-to-back and claim his country's national Open this weekend. He lives in town now and spends plenty of time practising around the Millbrook layout and TI thinks he will go one better this week after his runner-up finish last year.
Nick Flanagan - $67 Ladbrokes.com.au
Maybe a roughie in a lot of eyes but TI knows this guy is a player of high quality who can win when in contention. A few sneaky dollars on this guy could yield a healthy return.
Cameron Davis - $21 Ladbrokes.com.au
TI likes his history but is not aware if a player has held both the New Zealand Open and Australian Open trophies at the one time. A ball striker of the highest quality (the locals should make a point of getting out to watch this guy) he has proven he can win as a professional and TI sees no reason why he can't add to his trophy cabinet this weekend.
Mike Hendry - $12 Ladbrokes.com.au
TI doesn't know what sort of form the defending champion is in but he clearly loves this part of the world and the courses which could just spur him onto another victory. Rarely puts in a bad performance in his national Open so he has got to be a chance.
Ryan Fox - $10 Ladbrokes.com.au
Played a lot of junior golf with Campbell and would dearly love to win the NZ Open. Foxy also has Steve Williams on the bag....who wants an NZ Open victory just as much as his player.Once again TI is not sure how his recent form is but he had a great year in Europe last year and based on that form is right in the mix here. The team at Ladbrokes have him as the favourite this week.
TI believes Lucas Herbert could well feature again this week but after being called out by Herbert last year (for not selecting him) TI selected him to win in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth (where he went close) and the active participant on social media gave TI no acknowledgement so he is not on TI's list this week! Mind you TI would be very happy for the young Aussie to salute.
This week is most players’ favourite stop of the year so everyone is in a good mood and it should translate into some great golf. ENJOY!
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