14th Jan 2016 | Sony Open
Sony Open Tips: Johnson Wagner
Excellent putter who won this event in 2012 and found some form in the tournaments before Christmas.
The deciding factor at the Sony Open is usually putting and the last four winners finished the season ranked inside the top-40 for strokes gained putting on tour. One of those players was Johnson Wagner and I’m backing him to repeat his 2012 victory.
Wagner has a bizarre record at Waialae that reads T34-MC-MC-MC-1-MC-MC-MC excused because most of the time he arrives in Hawaii in wretched form – but not this year.
So far this wrap-around season he’s finished T48-T15-T8-T33 and sounded in bullish mood after his opening 65 at the RSM Classic.
The 35-year-old is a three-time winner on tour and is exactly the sort of player who can pop up and win at 125/1 (BetVictor).
Odds correct at time of publishing: 11:09 14th Jan, 2016 but subject to change