Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: March 12 2014, 19:57 GMT

Name: Ben Coley

Russell Henley was tipped to win the Honda Classic at a whopping 300/1
Russell Henley was tipped to win the Honda Classic at a whopping 300/1

Specialist sports: Golf, racing and football

Notable success: Russell Henley to win the Honda Classic at 300/1, Dustin Johnson to win the WGC-HSBC Champions at 40/1, Gregory Bourdy to win the Wales Open at 45/1, Matt Kuchar to win the World Match Play at 40/1, Richie Ramsay to win the Omega European Masters at 100/1, 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 much of his spare time pouring over golf videos, articles and stats in a bid to uncover value.

  • Maidens to make it count

    Ben Coley previews the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and is willing to chance five PGA Tour maidens at big prices.

    Tuesday April 22 2014, 11:47 BST
    Nicholas Thompson: Can go close to first win
  • Nil points for Sunderland

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's action in the Premier League and is banking on Chelsea keeping another clean sheet.

    Saturday April 19 2014, 17:26 BST
    Chelsea should be celebrating another home win
  • Donald to break Heritage duck

    Ben Coley previews the RBC Heritage and fancies Luke Donald to once again go well at one of his favourite courses.

    Thursday April 17 2014, 13:54 BST
    Luke Donald: Four places in five years here
  • Add Blixt, back Donaldson

    Ben Coley has one outright and one two-ball pick ahead of the third round of the Masters.

    Saturday April 12 2014, 19:00 BST
    Jamie Donaldson: Should be too good for Stadler over Saturday's 18 holes
  • Spaniards to surge in round one

    Ben Coley fancies Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano to get off to a good start and win his first-round three-ball at the Masters.

    Thursday April 10 2014, 15:48 BST
    Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano: Looks banker material
  • Sergio ready to banish demons

    Our golf expert Ben Coley previews the Masters and fancies Sergio Garcia to land an overdue first major title.

    Thursday April 10 2014, 15:48 BST
    Sergio Garcia: Looks in the right frame of mind to go very close
  • Jimenez to star on day one

    Ben Coley is backing Miguel Angel Jimenez to get off to a flying start in the Masters by taking the first-round lead.

    Thursday April 10 2014, 15:48 BST
    Miguel Angel Jimenez is fancied to shine on Thursday
  • DeLaet primed for maiden title

    Ben Coley previews the Shell Houston Open and expects Graham DeLaet to go close to landing a first PGA Tour victory.

    Thursday April 3 2014, 13:07 BST
    Graham DeLaet: Could pick up his first PGA Tour title
  • West Ham to grind out a point

    Ben Coley previews the Monday Night Football clash between Sunderland and West Ham, and doesn't expect fireworks.

    Tuesday April 1 2014, 09:37 BST
    Sam Allardyce and Gus Poyet do battle on Monday
  • City to heap misery on Gunners

    David John, Andy Schooler and Ben Coley preview Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

    Saturday March 29 2014, 17:26 GMT
    Yaya Toure can help City dominate midfield and beat Arsenal
  • Reds mean danger for Sunderland

    Another cakewalk looks on the cards for Liverpool in the Premier League on Wednesday, while Hull can win at West Ham.

    Wednesday March 26 2014, 21:35 GMT
  • Billy to bounce back in Texas

    Ben Coley previews the Valero Texas Open and fancies Billy Horschel to take inspiration from Matt Every's win last week.

    Thursday March 27 2014, 13:49 GMT
    Billy Horschel: Should take inspiration from Matt Every's win
  • Chance another PGA surprise

    Ben Coley previews the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and fancies Chris Kirk to go close at a big price.

    Thursday March 20 2014, 11:24 GMT
    Chris Kirk: Playing well and conditions suit
  • Magpies to enjoy southern climes

    Our tipsters preview Saturday's eight Premier League games with Newcastle to win at Fulham their headline selection.

    Saturday March 15 2014, 17:14 GMT
    A lack of manager in the ground shouldn't stop Newcastle at Fulham
  • Opportunity Knox at Copperhead

    Ben Coley previews the Valspar Championship and fancies Scotland's Russell Knox to build on his effort in the Honda Classic.

    Thursday March 13 2014, 12:13 GMT
    Russell Knox: The Scot is now a Florida resident
  • Arsenal to keep cup dreams alive

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Everton, with the Gunners expected to progress.

    Saturday March 8 2014, 13:08 GMT
    Arsenal are fancied to advance to the last four
  • Spice up friendlies with Chile bet

    Ben Coley previews Wednesday's international friendlies and is prepared to chance Chile ahead of their clash with Germany.

    Wednesday March 5 2014, 20:05 GMT
    Chile can celebrate another friendly win
  • Kuchar primed for WGC bid

    Fresh from last week's 300/1 winner, Ben Coley previews the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

    Thursday March 6 2014, 16:00 GMT
    Both Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar make the staking plan
  • Black Cats fancied to contribute

    Ben Coley previews the Capital One Cup final and fancies Sunderland to pose problems for much-fancied Manchester City.

    Sunday March 2 2014, 13:57 GMT
    Sunderland can pose more problems for City
  • Take a chance in Honda Classic

    Ben Coley previews the Honda Classic and fancies Boo Weekley and Will MacKenzie to go close at a course they both know well.

    Thursday February 27 2014, 15:10 GMT
    Justin Rose: Can continue his fine association with the Honda