The PGA Tour heads south down the California coast this week for the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and Louis Oosthuizen looks in great shape to land his first-ever win in the states.
Oosthuizen to win @ 48/1
World number 28 Oosthuizen has been in terrific form over the past couple of years and he has been showing the kind of form that helped him land the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews.
The South African clinched his ninth European Tour title with a six-stroke victory at the South African Open in December 2018 before following that up with a tie for seventh at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
In his first appearance of 2019, the 36-year-old ended up fourth in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and he will be nicely refreshed for this week’s tournament after taking nearly a month off after that display in the UAE.
Oosthuizen stats on the PGA Tour this season also make for good reading as he leads greens in regulation with an 84.03 percentage, hitting 121 greens of a possible 144.
With Riviera CC protected by plenty of trees and hazards, accuracy off the tee will be vital to success and the Mossel Bay-born star has been excelling in this department as he is fourth in driving accuracy.
Oosthuizen is also first in scrambling whilst he is second in par-four scoring average, and he seems a tempting price at 48/1 to triumph one US soil for the first time in his career.
Justin Thomas to win @ 12/1
Another player that is bang in form at the moment is world number four Thomas. The American has started 2019 in a positive fashion, with a tie for 16th at the Sony Open wedged in between two third-place finishes at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and Phoenix Open.
The 25-year-old, who is already a nine-time PGA Tour winner, is first in strokes gained: tee-to-green and approach-to-green this season, whilst he is 12th in greens in regulation.
2017 PGA Champion Thomas produced his best performance in this event last year when finishing tied-ninth and he heads into the tournament off the back of a mini-break, having skipped the last couple of weeks.
Adam Hadwin to win @ 55/1
The final selection comes in the shape of Canadian Hadwin. The world number 58 has shown some decent form in recent weeks that started with a tie for second at the Desert Classic.
Hadwin failed to fire at the Phoenix Open after ending up in a share of 44th but he bounced back with a promising tied-18th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The 31-year-old also has a good record at Riviera, having gone T22-T16-T34-T6 since making his debut in the tournament in 2015, and he looks a big price at 55/1.
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