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Nic Ladds 27th May 2009 - 16:44

Here Fishy Fishy, Rory set to reel in Ross

William Hill have priced in form Englishman and last year's European Open winner Ross Fisher as favourite at odds of 12/1.

It is not hard to see why as if you take a look at last year's tournament which was also played at The London GC, Fisher shot an unbelievable -20 to annihilate the field by seven shots.

This stunning display should have him champing at the big to get back on the course and his second last week in the BMW PGA Championship shows he could not be in better fettle, however 12/1 for a non-winner this year could be a little skinny for some.

Last year's second Sergio Garcia has been absolutely woeful for the most part this season and other than course form there is little to recommend the Spaniard and he is available at odds of 14/1.

A more interesting candidate is everyone's favourite hobbit look-a-like, Rory McIlroy who sits at 16/1 in the betting.

The Northern Irish superstar has had a solid season so far and finished well in the BMW last week to end up in fifth place.

He finished 10 in this tournament at this course last year and he is now far more experienced player than he was then.

His impressive stats of 2nd in scoring average and 3rd in G.I.R.show just how consistent he is and it would be no surprise to see the plucky young Irishman well in the mix come Sunday.

A couple more best swerved include Henrik Stenson who has done reasonably well in America, but his form on the European tour has been poor, including a missed cut last week in the BMW Championship and he is capable of another win but it may serve best to bet in running as his odds of 16/1 may well drift.

Angel Cabrera also missed the cut last week having triumphed at The Masters and he is another best swerved at 22/1 in the betting, while Retief Goosen and Lee Westwood both at 25/1 both need to show vast improvement to make them a bet at the odds.

So we've ruled out some of the big names but who can carry our money? Martin Kaymer looks likely to put in a big show, having come 11th last week and if he can start reproducing the form he showed in the Gulf at the start of the year then he could make a mockery of the 20/1 on offer.

Robert Karlsson is more than capable of a big performance and will have his backers at 22/1. The Swede came in a share of sixth in this last year and while most of his form on the US Tour has not been great, he is capable of taking a hand in proceedings come Sunday.

A 33/1 chance who makes a lot of appeal is Graeme McDowell who having shot -6 in the Irish Open had to pull out with a sore shin.

It obviously didn't affect his game too much when he came back at Wentworth and he shot a solid -5 to finish in a share of 13th place which suggests he may finally be coming back to form.

He certainly has the talent to win this and his finish of third in this event last year should stand him in good stead when tackling the course and at 33/1 appeals more than many of the market leaders.

At bigger prices Marc Warren looks on the come back, having played dismally at the start of the year, he has since finished tied fourth in the Irish Open and a respectable 21st in the BMW.

He would have done better last week but a poor last round let him down and if he can hold his nerve all the way though then an each way bet at 100/1 will reward each way backers handsomely.

Stephen Dodd seems to have sorted his driving out and finished an excellent fourth at Wentworth and the 2006 winner should put in a bold show at 50/1.

Anthony Wall who has had some excellent finishes in the last two weeks and he has finished t2, t3, and t10 in the last three years which shows his liking for the event.

While Ross Fisher is a worthy favourite, he will do extremely well to repeat his demolition job of last year and the feeling is Rory McIlroy will run him a lot closer.

Neither player is quite the finished article yet but both know how to win and these two younger players can shoe the older generation how it's done.

Don't forget about our host of other markets that include, top 10 finish, 1st round leader, match bets and 3-ball betting.

The action gets underway at 7:30 Thursday morning and there will be live coverage brought to you on Sky Sports 1 from 10:00.

Rory McIlroy - 16/1
Gareme McDowell - 33/1
Marc Warren - 100/1

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