Henley triumph reaps profits

  • Last Updated: March 3 2014, 9:25 GMT

Russell Henley, who was tipped up by our Ben Coley at 300/1 each-way, struck gold for Betting Zone's golf followers by winning the Honda Classic in Florida on Sunday.

Russell Henley was tipped up at 300/1 each-way
Russell Henley was tipped up at 300/1 each-way

The American finished eight under alongside Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Russell Knox after a remarkable last hour at the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens before triumphing in a play-off.

McIlroy had earned his place with a stunning approach to the last but faltered around the green when the hole was replayed for the play-off and it was Henley who prevailed with a birdie four.

In his pre-tournament preview, Coley wrote: "Winner of last year's Sony Open, Henley remains capable of becoming a star even if his fledgling career has stalled somewhat since then.

"The simple reason for backing him is that we know he's a good wind player who finished 13th here on his debut a year ago, before adding sixth at Muirfield Village. Both performances came while he was seemingly out of sorts so while a missed cut at Riviera isn't ideal, it's not the end of the world.

"Certainly, the fact that he carded six birdies and just one bogey in a second-round 66, a score bettered by only two players, offers hope that this talented prospect could be about to return to the sort of form that earned him such plaudits in the early part of 2013."

So make sure you return to Betting Zone early this week when our golf tipsters study the markets to give you their totally free advice once again.

  • Posted at 2340 GMT on 02/03/2014.