Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: August 29 2014, 10:49 BST

Hunter Mahan: A 50/1 winner for Ben
Hunter Mahan: A 50/1 winner for Ben

Name: Ben Coley

Specialist sports: Golf, racing and football

Notable success: This season's successes include Russell Henley to win the Honda Classic at a massive 300/1, Dustin Johnson to win the WGC-HSBC Champions at 40/1 and Hunter Mahan to win The Barclays at 50/1. Previous winners include Richie Ramsay to win the Omega European Masters at 100/1 and Merrick Bremner to lead the SA Open after round one at 175/1.

Twitter: @BenColeyGolf

Profile: Ben joined the sportinglife.com team on a permament basis in September 2011, having previously provided golf previews while working for Sportslive Radio. A former employee of one of the UK's largest independent bookmakers, Ben has experienced both sides of the fence and spends hours every week keeping track of his specialist sport in a bid to stay ahead of the layers.

  • Phil your boots with Mickelson

    After last week's 50/1 winner, Ben Coley previews the Deutsche Bank Championship and thinks Phil Mickelson is too big at 33s.

    Friday August 29 2014, 13:48 BST
    Phil Mickelson: Worth backing at 33/1
  • Monk's men to Swan to success

    Andy Schooler and Ben Coley preview Saturday's games in the Premier League with Swansea and Everton fancied to win.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 17:37 BST
    Swansea: Can make it six points from six
  • Simpson worth a second chance

    Ben Coley previews The Barclays and has five selections, headed by Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.

    Thursday August 21 2014, 12:57 BST
    Webb Simpson: Worth another chance
  • Webb to rise to the challenge

    Webb Simpson headlines Ben Coley's preview of the Wyndham Championship, which also includes three at bigger prices.

    Thursday August 14 2014, 16:41 BST
    Webb Simpson: Can return to winning ways in home event
  • Chelsea to learn their lesson

    Ben Coley previews the 2014/15 Premier League title race with Chelsea a strong fancy to go all the way.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 09:18 BST
    Diego Costa can help Chelsea to the title
  • Singh when you're winning

    Ben Coley assesses the situation at the halfway stage of the US PGA and picks out his best two-ball bet.

    Saturday August 9 2014, 10:18 BST
    Rory McIlroy: Leads the US PGA Championship
  • Billy looks a Thursday banker

    Ben Coley previews the first round of the USPGA Championship with Billy Horschel worth backing in his three-ball.

    Thursday August 7 2014, 16:07 BST
    Billy Horschel: Should win his three-ball
  • Phil to thrill at Valhalla

    Ben Coley previews the PGA Championship and fancies Phil Mickelson to land a sixth major title at 25/1.

    Monday August 11 2014, 00:49 BST
    Mickelson: Took heart from final round at Firestone
  • The fire burns for Bradley

    Keegan Bradley can stake his claim for a Ryder Cup spot with a second win in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, writes Ben Coley.

    Thursday July 31 2014, 13:25 BST
    Keegan Bradley: Focused on a Ryder Cup spot
  • Class to count in Canada

    Ben Coley previews the RBC Canadian Open and is prepared to chance a group of former PGA Tour winners at big prices.

    Thursday July 24 2014, 13:02 BST
    Jhonattan Vegas: Fancied to continue his return to form
  • Back Rory to do it in style

    Ben Coley previews the final round of the Open Championship and expects Rory McIlroy to extend his advantage.

    Saturday July 19 2014, 19:35 BST
    Rory McIlroy: Taken to beat Rickie Fowler
  • Warren worth a wager

    Ben Coley picks out his best bets for day one at the Open with Marc Warren a strong three-ball fancy.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 12:29 BST
    Marc Warren: Looks a banker on day one
  • Hoylake to suit Gentleman Jim

    Ben Coley previews the 143rd Open Championship and fancies Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell to go well.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 09:35 BST
    Jim Furyk: Went well here eight years ago
  • Be Bald and win big

    David John and Ben Coley pick out their best special bets ahead of the Open, with Matthew Baldwin tipped for a fast start.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 09:35 BST
    Matthew Baldwin: Tipped to make a fast start
  • Troy Merritt's an each-way bet

    Ben Coley previews the John Deere Classic and fancies Troy Merritt to put his aggressive game to use.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 13:33 BST
    Troy Merritt: Aggressive style suits TPC Deere Run
  • Donald to relish Scottish test

    Ben Coley previews the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen and fancies Luke Donald to launch a strong bid for glory.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 09:22 BST
    Luke Donald: Fancied to win the title once again
  • Rod to catch Uruguay cold

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's last-16 games at the World Cup, with Brazil and Colombia expected to advance.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 20:45 BST
    The impressive James Rodriguez can guide Colombia to the quarters
  • Big-hitting Bob poised to strike

    Ben Coley previews the Quicken Loans National and fancies big-hitting Robert Garrigus to go close in an event he loves.

    Thursday June 26 2014, 17:36 BST
    Robert Garrigus: Loves Congressional
  • Connect the dots and back maidens

    Ben Coley is backing a group of PGA Tour maidens in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

    Thursday June 19 2014, 16:20 BST
    Graham DeLaet: Could pick up his first PGA Tour title
  • Connect the dots and back maidens

    Ben Coley is backing a group of PGA Tour maidens in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

    Tuesday June 17 2014, 11:55 BST
    Graham DeLaet: Could pick up his first PGA Tour title