Coley lands 40/1 Match Play punt

  • Last Updated: February 25 2013, 10:00 GMT

Bettingzone's golf expert Ben Coley came up with the goods once again as he tipped 40/1 chance Matt Kuchar to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona.

Kuchar: 40/1 victory for Ben Coley
Kuchar: 40/1 victory for Ben Coley

The American overcame compatriot and defending champion Hunter Mahan in Sunday's final to give Coley a very healthy profit of 68 points on the event.

He said pre-tournament in his preview: "Clearly, he (Kuchar) likes coming to Dove Mountain and it's no surprise to hear that he enjoys the format.

"Kuchar's laid-back approach is certainly one which works well here and at 20th in strokes gained putting and fourth in sand saves, his short game suggests another big performance is on the cards."

Those words proved to be spot-on as he outbattled Mahan in tough conditions on the final day to win 2&1.

So check back with us on Tuesday for his advice on this week's Honda Classic in Florida.

Kuchar has vaulted up to number eight in the world and he is a general 40/1 chance to win the Masters at Augusta in April where Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy dominate the betting at best prices of 6/1 and 9/1 respectively.

Rightly or wrongly, questions remain over the latter's form after his switch to Nike and a first-round exit in Arizona will not have helped his mood.

He is 8/15 at Coral and bet365 not to win a major title in 2013 and 6/4 with Hills and BetVictor to add to his haul.

Ian Poulter is into 12s from 16s with Paddy Power for the Race To Dubai after his fourth-place finish in the Accenture while Kuchar now trades at 16s (bet365 and Paddy Power) for the US Money List after moving up to second behind Brandt Snedeker.