24th Apr 2012 | Zurich Classic

Zurich Classic of New Orleans Tips: Chris Stroud

Enjoying a fine season with six top-25 finishes in 10 events. Placed no lower than T26 in the last two years here.

When it comes to consistency, there aren’t many players better than Chris Stroud at the moment. He has finished in the top-25 on six occasions this season, from only 10 events. That is a strike rate better than Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler, all players who are a fraction of his price.

Having spent several seasons battling to keep his card, the 30-year-old American seems to be adapting to life on the main tour. He finished 61st in the FedEx Cup standings in 2011 and is on course to better that in 2012.

After finishing T12 at The Players Championship last season, Chris Stroud said that his year tends to get started in New Orleans. If that is the case, his recent good form can only get better!

At 100/1 (Stan James) back him each-way with ¼ odds for a top-five finish.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:20 24th Apr, 2012 but subject to change

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