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Nic Ladds 19th May 2009 - 11:26

Two Argies and a Dane make our three off the tee

Newly crowned Players Champion Henrik Stenson has been handed a 12/1 favourites' tag for what will surely be a thrilling BMW PGA Championship starting Thursday.

Recent form suggests that Wentworth is generally a course that favours players who draw the ball off the tee, that is, ones that naturally move it from right-to-left.

I got talking to Jeev Milka Singh (66/1 for this outright) after he pulled out of the Open de Andalucia a couple of years ago and he said that the magnificent West Course was a very tough venue for him to win at.

He cited in particular the downhill par five, fourth hole that sweeps round to the left - a hole that this week's winner will surely score well on.

Because of the way Jeev fades the ball from left-to-right he said he found it trickier than most to keep tee shots in play on several of the holes.

And just look at the past three winners at Virginia Water, Miguel Angel Jimenez 40/1, Anders Hansen 40/1 (he's won twice here) and David Howell 150/1 are all natural right-to-left merchants.

Injury-plagued Howell is woefully out of touch but it would be no surprise to see Jimenez or Hansen occupy one of Hill's five each-way places come Sunday evening.

So now we have worked out a little edge, always the key when it comes to putting one over on the bookies, our punting portfolio will only include men who are most at ease drawing the ball.

First up is Argentina's Andres Romero at 40/1 who can boast a 6th and 12th on his last two visits to Wentworth. The former Zurich Classic of New Orleans and Deutsche Bank Players' Championship winner has had a quiet season thus far but on a layout that clearly suits is well worth an interest.

This lad is pure class as underlined by his record in eight career Major championships that have yielded four top-10 finishes. (17/5 to finish in the top 10 here)

Thomas Bjorn available at 50/1 makes our three off the tee on account of his sound recent form that saw him finish third and sixth in Spain and Italy respectively. A Wentworth resident, Bjorn was a regular in the top 20 here when playing his better golf and that's most definitely the case again now.

Keep an eye out for the Liverpool supporting Dane in any 72 hole match bets and three ball betting.

At a massive price of 125/1 have a close look at recent Italian Open winner Daniel Vancsik.

The burly Argentinean has the game to take Wentworth´s par fives apart. He finished 16th last year and his confident mood could well see him get in the thick of things on Sunday.

And for those who doubt such a big priced player could win this classy event. Remember past winners Scott Drummond and Andrew Oldcorn (both huge prices of 300/1 to triumph this year) who have screamed home here at 150/1 plus when nobody gave them a prayer at the start.

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