PGA Odds: Donald, Rose Head Stellar Field at Transitions Championship
Thursday, March 15, 2012
by Gordon P Quinn
After yet another thrilling finish at Doral where Bubba Watson failed to capitalize on a great approach shot on the last hole which would have sent him in a playoff with Justin Rose, the PGA Tour continues its success story this week with the Transitions Championship.
Five of the top-10 players in the world will tee it up on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, along with 17 former major winners and 7 past winners including twice Champions Retief Goosen 50/1 and K J Choi 40/1.
Joining them is tournament favorite Englishman Luke Donald 10/1, now No. 2, along with No. 6 Charl Schwartzel 14/1, No. 7 Justin Rose 16/1, No. 8 Webb Simpson 18/1, and No. 9 Jason Day 33/1 all of whom are trying to take the title from American Gary Woodland 50/1.
Other notables taking part in this adventure include Spaniard Sergio Garcia 33/1, Americans Nick Watney 22/1, and Matt Kuchar 20/1and Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa 50/1. Veterans like Ernie Els 66/1, Irishman Padraig Harrington 66/1, Jim Furyk 50/1 and former victor Vijay Singh 100/1 will also partake in this tourney.
Golf Channel has the broadcast for the first two rounds, while NBC picks up the coverage on Saturday and Sunday.