We’re over in sunny Perth for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and this week I'm trying to steer away from the favourites because as we know, this match play format can go any which way.
After Kiradech’s win last year and a runner-up finish for Khongwatmai in 2017, there must be something about the Thai players here at Lake Karrinyup Country Club so they’re right in amongst TI’s favourites in 2019.
Here are my picks for #WS6Perth...
DAVID BRANSDON - $141 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
Bransdon has the runs on the board in this event, recording a low round of the week, 64, a couple of years back. He has recently struck a bit of form after a break in the paddock over summer so $141 seems a great price for such a steady golfer.
POOM SAKSANSIN - $67 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
He has won each year for the last four years up in Asia and was ultra impressive late last year. TI managed to watch him play a few holes earlier this week and I cannot possibly let him go without putting him on my selection list. Played here last year and although he didn't win he put on an honourable showing.
PROM MEESAWAT - $67 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
Another member of the strong Thai contingent is here this week. Meesawat works the ball hard right to left and with most tee shots requiring a draw it's a venue that sets up perfect for him. Coming off a 5th in Singapore and finishing well up there in the stroke play here last year I’m a fan of the veteran. He also claimed top honours after three rounds last year.
ADAM BLAND - $101 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
Adam is another one I've selected as a match up with the course. He has a sublime short game and as a lefty can hit his more favoured fade off most of the tees. He’s not the longest guy on tour but this isn't an overly testing golf course and he should go well especially if he gets into the match play.
NICOLAS COLSAERTS - $41 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
It’s not often that we see the Belgium bomber down here but I’ve had the chance to watch him go through his paces over the past two weeks and could not be more impressed with his ball striking. Power to burn and more importantly, he looks to have the putter starting to hit some form. Not amazing odds but he is a top-50 player in the world and if that game shows up, God help us.
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