23rd Oct 2012 | CIMB Classic
CIMB Classic Golf Tips: Carl Pettersson
One poor round has cost him a chance of victory in each of the last two years, but he’s a much more consistent golfer now.
This will be the third year Carl Pettersson plays the CIMB Classic and he is capable of winning if he can cut out the mistakes.
In 2010, he blew a good position on the Sunday shooting a 73 after rounds of 65-68-66. It was a similar case in 2011, this time the meltdown occurred on Saturday, as he went 68-67-78-67.
Take out those two rounds in the 70s and he averages 66.8 shots per round. That would equate to a 4-round total of 267 and a final score of 17-under. That would have been good enough to finish runner-up in the last two years.
The question is can he keep the bad round at bay? On this season’s evidence, I expect he can. He’s enjoyed his best ever year on the PGA Tour with victory in the RBC Heritage and five other top-ten finishes. At 35/1 (Boylesports), the big Swede is excellent each-way value with ¼ odds for a top-4 finish.