Farmers Insurance Golf Odds : Tiger Woods Phil Mickelson & Dustin Johnson appeal to punters

The Famers Insurace Golf Tourments features with Paddy Power releasing the latest odds on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson,Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and more as the firm reports punters are piling into Woods for glory in San Diego.

Tiger Woods failed to bring cheer to favourite backers in the Abu Dhabi Championship last week but he has the chance to atone for that over-par showing at Torrey Pines Course in La Jolla.

The World No.2 is the 7/1 market leader for The Farmers Insurance Open in California as he bids to put his missed cut in Dubai very much behind him.

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Woods relishes this tournament and the layout of the tricky layout of the Torrey Pines course, winning it six times, although his last success here came in 2008 and on his last visit he finished a well beaten 44th place in 2011.

It doesn’t take a golf expert to work out that Woods isn’t the man he once was, as his game continues to struggle to reach the heights of the time where he on top of the golfing world.

The 14-time major victor has shown he is capable of winning tournaments still, claiming three Tour wins in 2012. Yet, the Woods that punters want to have full faith in has not resurfaced, and he is a very uneasy favourite this week despite his fantastic record at this course.

This tournament is one that is relished by all the top players on the Tour due to the fact it is played at Torrey Pines on both the North and South courses, which are regarded as one of the best golf courses in the world.

The South course plays as one of the longest on tour at almost 7,600 yards, and with three days of the tournament being played there, it pays to follow players who bomb the ball a long way off the tee.

It is no surprise to see that some of the biggest hitters in golf like Bubba Watson, who is the 14/1 second favourite with Bet365, and Nick Watney, a 20/1 poke with the same firm, have triumphed around the long and demanding muscle-favouring track.

Experience looks a key asset when making you betting selections for this type of tournament as Torrey Pines is regarded as a bit of a monster to get to grips with.

The man that has attracted our attention is three-time Farmers Insurance Open winner Phil Mickelson, who is an 18/1 shot with Paddy Power. Lefty is known as a friend to the punters after landing plenty of tournament gambled-on wins in an illustrious clear.

He is a player that loves to power the ball around a course, and it’s no surprise to see that he thrives around Torrey Pines.

Mickelson wins in this event may have come all the way back in 2000, 2001 and 1993 but he is still a man who merits respect when turning up to play Torrey Pines.

He finished second in 2011 when pushing Bubba Watson all the way, where his impeccable play around the fairways was the catalyst for his consistent round of golf. He was a tad rusty on his seasonal reappearance in La Quinta last week, but three final rounds of 67, 66 and 66 showed he’s hitting the ball very well currently.

Another man to keep on your side this week is home-grown talent Rickie Fowler, who will have plenty of supporters in California this week. The 33/1 shot with Bet365 represents decent value considering he’s game is very well suited to the demands of Tory Pines.

Previous play here also are in his favour with a fifth, 20th and 13th placed finishes since turning pro four seasons ago.

The briefly discussed Watney also should enter any punting notebooks regarding this tournament.

The 31-year-old won this event in 2009, under its former title as the Buick Invitational, and showed signs at the end of last season that he could be about to have a very successful 2013


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