Dyson can hoover up again in Asia
Mcllroy (9/1) will be going through all sorts of emotions this week. The Ulsterman managed to throw away a four-shot lead at the Masters and with it his first major title. It is easy to forget that he is only twenty-one and he will have plenty more chances to win the illustrious green jacket but he could have an almighty Augusta hangover.
Now he has to move on, he needs to put his slump on the final day of the Masters behind him and try and win again on the European Tour. He is part of a strong line-up of golfers at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. The way he fell apart on the back nine of the final day was difficult to watch and it will have been a major blow to him and the fans.
Mcllroy has won only once on the European Tour, the 2009 Desert Classic. He is up against the German world number one Kaymer (8/1), who failed to impress again at Augusta. He missed the cut for the fourth straight time and he will not want to lose his number one ranking in the near future.
The Masters champion Schwartzel (12/1) will be lining up at the Malaysian Open this week. He is another marquee South African golfer but I will not be backing him this week.
He will be looking for back-to-back wins but the emotion of winning the Masters and the post event celebrations may have taken their toll and he is better off watched! He may show the strain of winning the event and he cannot be trusted in Malaysia.
Rhys Davies (25/1) came close to retaining his title at the Trophee Hassan II earlier this month and he finished tied for third at this event last season and given his form in Morocco recently, he has to be considered for the win. He is an exciting talent and he was being touted for a wildcard at the Ryder Cup but his form tailed off last season.
South Korean Noh Seung-yul (22/1) made history last year by becoming the youngest winner of the event. Another youngster who will fancy his chances in Malaysia is Manassero (25/1). He won the Castello Masters in Spain in October last year but he will need to cope with the high humidity in Malaysia.
Another player who is worth an each-way punt at 33/1 is Simon Dyson. He produced a storming finish at the Trophee Hassan II, tied for fifth at the Sicilian Open recently and he plays his best golf in Asia. He owns the Asian Order Of Merit in 2000 and he has scored low previously at the tournament and he is due a win.
Edfors finished tied for seventh last year and he is a big price at 40/1. He has two top 10 finishes this year and the Swede may have not won on the European Tour since 2006 but he has been knocking on the door. He needs to become more consistent. A repeat of his form in Spain recently will ensure that he goes close in Malaysia.