1st Aug 2018 | WGC Bridgestone Invitational
WGC Bridgestone Tip: Bubba Watson
Form coming into Firestone is almost identical to when he finished second in 2015. Then it was 1-13-MC-2, today it is 1-13-MC-MC. The market has overreacted to one extraordinary missed cut.
For a player to have won 3-times on tour, including a WGC event it’s a real surprise to see Bubba Watson at 50/1 for the WGC Bridgestone. Consecutive missed cuts will have a huge influence on the price but one of those MCs was the Open Championship, an event Bubba never enjoys.
His form coming into Akron is almost identical to when he finished second in 2015. That year he won the Travelers Championship, finished T13 at the Greenbrier and missed the cut at the Open. He’s done the same in 2018 but instead traded a second place at the Canadian Open for a missed cut.
Bubba’s record at Firestone includes six top-30 finishes but only once did he really challenge for the win. It’s a course that should play to his tee-to-green strengths and he is a big price to collect his second WGC of the year.
*Betfred are paying 6 places 1/5 odds.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:59 1st Aug, 2018 but subject to change