Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: September 25 2016, 21:07 BST

Alexander Levy celebrates his success in Germany - which helped land a 1-2-3 for Ben Coley
Alexander Levy celebrates his success in Germany - which helped land a 1-2-3 for Ben Coley

Name: Ben Coley

Specialist sports: Golf

Notable success: Tipped the first three home in the 2016 Porsche European Open, at prices of 40/1, 60/1 and 110/1. Other big-priced winners include Russell Henley at 300/1, Merrick Bremner at 175/1, Marcus Fraser at 175/1, Richie Ramsay at 100/1. On board when Jason Day won his first major championship at 16/1. Three winners in 11 European Tour previews for in excess of 300pts profit in 2016.

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.

  • Get with Garcia and Kaymer

    Ben Coley backs Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer to help Europe to an advantage at the end of the opening Ryder Cup foursomes.

    Friday September 30 2016, 09:32 BST
    Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer: Backed to secure a point for Europe
  • USA to edge past Europe

    Our Ben Coley expects USA to win the Ryder Cup but he's got some confident picks at much bigger prices in the sub-markets.

    Friday September 30 2016, 09:04 BST
    Davis Love's Ryder Cup side can edge to a narrow victory
  • Power to drive Porsche profits

    Ben Coley previews the Porsche European Open where big-hitter Alex Levy looks primed to go well.

    Thursday September 22 2016, 09:35 BST
    Alexander Levy thrives under the conditions expected in Germany
  • A case for the defence

    Ben Coley is backing the defending champion at East Lake as the FedEx Cup Playoffs come to their conclusion.

    Thursday September 22 2016, 17:46 BST
    Jordan Spieth can repeat last year's victory in the TOUR Championship
  • The force is strong with Lucas

    Ben Coley has had winners at 66/1 and 175/1 on the European Tour this season. Check out five tips for the Open d'Italia.

    Thursday September 15 2016, 09:19 BST
    Lucas Bjerregaard tends to find his feet at this time of year
  • Woodland to go the distance

    Ben Coley is taking on the favourites in the BMW Championship with Gary Woodland his strongest fancy.

    Tuesday September 6 2016, 18:03 BST
    Gary Woodland can put his power to use
  • Bank on Spieth in Boston

    Boosted by strong iron play last week and a return to more suitable greens, Ben Coley fancies Jordan Spieth in the Deutsche Bank.

    Friday September 2 2016, 13:23 BST
    Jordan Spieth should go close on a course which suits
  • Go wild for Ryder Cup hopefuls

    Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk should both go close in the Wyndham Championship, according to Ben Coley.

    Tuesday August 16 2016, 13:20 BST
    Jim Furyk can follow up his 58 with another PGA Tour win
  • John Deere no sweat for Garrigus

    Golf expert Ben Coley thinks Robert Garrigus is the pick of the prices for this week's John Deere Classic.

    Thursday August 11 2016, 14:28 BST
    Robert Garrigus: Value to win his second PGA Tour title
  • Warren to prove a match for anyone

    Ben Coley previews the Paul Lawrie Match Play, where Marc Warren can go well in front of home support at 40/1.

    Wednesday August 3 2016, 09:26 BST
    Marc Warren can go well on home soil
  • Baddeley set for swift double

    Ben Coley enjoyed a profitable PGA Championship and now looks at the Travelers, where Aaron Baddeley can go well.

    Thursday August 4 2016, 16:24 BST
    Aaron Baddeley can swiftly follow up his victory three weeks ago
  • Spieth ready to make a charge

    Ben Coley is expecting Jordan Spieth to make a charge up the leaderboard on day three of the PGA Championship.

    Saturday July 30 2016, 17:41 BST
    Jordan Spieth is poised for a weekend charge
  • Get on the Horsche

    Our Ben Coley previews the first-round three-balls at the PGA Championship, with Billy Horschel considered the best bet.

    Thursday July 28 2016, 18:24 BST
    Billy Horschel: Value to outscore two European Tour regulars
  • Singh when you're winning

    Golf expert Ben Coley has a 250/1 first-round leader tip for the PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 13:26 BST
    Vijay Singh: Could get off to a fast start
  • Grace value for breakthrough win

    In-form golf expert Ben Coley thinks Branden Grace is overpriced in his bid for a first major at the PGA Championship.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 13:26 BST
    Branden Grace is a tough, proven winner with major credentials
  • Bud can be Canada king

    Ben Coley has selections ranging from 100/1 to 300/1 for the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey.

    Thursday July 21 2016, 16:11 BST
    Bud Cauley on his way to a top-five finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson
  • Major credentials key at Troon

    Four major champions and one improving Englishman make up Ben Coley's staking plan for The Open Championship.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:35 BST
    Jordan Spieth is fancied to go close at Troon
  • Back Zach for early attack

    Our Ben Coley has four first-round leader selections for The Open Championship, including the defending champion.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:35 BST
    Zach Johnson can once again start well in The Open
  • Class to count in day one double

    Ben Coley has a 3/1 double for day one of The Open while he's keen to take on an in-form Englishman late in the day.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:36 BST
    Andy Sullivan is in great form and should win his three-ball
  • Pieters can be king of the Castle

    Ben Coley previews the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in which Thomas Pieters is expected to go well.

    Monday July 4 2016, 16:09 BST
    Thomas Pieters played well on his return to action last week