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Johnson and Kuchar want quick redemption on PGA Tour

| 07.10.2010

It seems that the USA Ryder Cup team are taking longer than the Europeans to recuperate from the Ryder Cup as just two of the team feature in this week’s McGladrey Classic.

Whilst nine of the European side are action in Scotland, only Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar are picking up their clubs for the inaugural McGladrey Classic in Georgia this week.

Despite the presence of just two Ryder Cup players, the organisers have arranged a strong field for the event at the Sea Island golf course.

Kuchar, who managed a decent return of two points from his four matches in the Ryder Cup is the 12/1 favourite to win the tournament.

His team-mate, Johnson, had an average Ryder Cup but demolished Padraig Harrington in the singles on Monday, and he will be hoping to carry that form into the start of a tournament which he is 14/1 to win.

Lucas Glover, last year’s US Open champion is a big price at 40/1 in the US PGA betting and his form has improved in recent weeks with a 9T and 14T finish in his last three tournaments.

Henrik Stenson, a former European Ryder Cup player, has struggled this season with illness which has seen him drop to 42 in the world rankings, but the Swede is capable of a strong performance and will fancy his chances despite his 50/1 price.

The man to watch is Jonathan Byrd who counts Sea Island as his home course and will use all of his member’s bounces to find an advantage.

The American finished tied for fifth at last week’s Viking Classic and is high in confidence meaning the 20/1 available for him to win looks very good value.

Bill Haas won last week’s Viking Classic and is 20/1 to win the McGladrey Classic and add to his two titles already this year. See the full 2010 McGladrey Classic betting odds market here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.