Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: September 29 2014, 14:08 BST

Billy Horschel: 70/1 winning pick
Billy Horschel: 70/1 winning pick

Name: Ben Coley

Specialist sports: Golf, racing and football

Notable success: Picked out Hunter Mahan at 50/1 to win The Barclays towards the end of the 2013/14 PGA Tour season and quickly followed that up with 70/1 winner Billy Horschel in the BMW Championship.

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.

  • Strike it rich in Phoenix Open

    Ben Coley previews the Waste Management Phoenix Open and is siding with a collection of ball-strikers at TPC Scottsdale.

    Monday January 26 2015, 16:49 GMT
    Hunter Mahan: Can secure second Phoenix Open title
  • Flying Finau up to the Challenge

    Ben Coley previews the Humana Challenge and picks out five tips, four of which are 100/1 or bigger including Tony Finau.

    Tuesday January 20 2015, 13:51 GMT
    Tony Finau: Could be a threat this week
  • Colsaerts electric in Qatar

    Ben Coley previews the Qatar Masters and fancies the chances of big-hitting Nicolas Colsaerts at 50/1.

    Wednesday January 21 2015, 08:37 GMT
    Nicolas Colsaerts: Ready to contend at ideal course
  • Sheffield lad looks a steal

    Ben Coley previews the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and fancies Danny Willett to maintain his momentum.

    Thursday January 15 2015, 07:03 GMT
    Danny Willett: Can keep climbing the ladder
  • Kuchar primed for Sony Open title

    Ben Coley previews the PGA Tour's Sony Open and expects Matt Kuchar to take all the beating.

    Thursday January 15 2015, 21:22 GMT
    Matt Kuchar: Should thrive at Waialae once more
  • United to cap favourites' day

    Ben Coley previews both games on Super Sunday and finds it hard to see anything but a bad day for the layers.

    Sunday January 11 2015, 15:58 GMT
    Robin van Persie: The difference at St Mary's
  • Clark to kick-off 2015 in style

    Ben Coley previews the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and has two selections for the first PGA Tour event of 2015.

    Saturday January 10 2015, 13:00 GMT
    Tim Clark: Could be a factor at 40/1
  • United have what it takes

    Last term we made big profits in the FA Cup backing runners-up Hull at 100/1. Find out who Ben Coley is siding with this season.

    Friday January 2 2015, 09:09 GMT
    Louis van Gaal: Can guide United to FA Cup glory
  • Liverpool should be two good

    Ben Coley and Andy Schooler preview the New Year's Day Premier League programme, with Liverpool fancied to win by two.

    Thursday January 1 2015, 17:48 GMT
    Liverpool should be celebrating again on Thursday
  • Hazard to light up the Bridge

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's Premier League games and he's backing Eden Hazard to star for Chelsea.

    Sunday December 14 2014, 10:04 GMT
    Eden Hazard: Backed to score first
  • Victor to land Thailand title

    Ben Coley previews the rest of this week's golf tournaments with Victor Dubuisson poised for a big finish in Thailand.

    Wednesday December 10 2014, 22:01 GMT
    Victor Dubuisson: Worth chancing
  • Bradley worth speculative bet

    Tiger Woods makes his return to action in the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth, but Ben Coley is backing Keegan Bradley.

    Thursday December 4 2014, 16:23 GMT
    Keegan Bradley: Worth a small bet
  • Take the Mikk at three-figures

    Ben Coley previews the DP World Tour Championship and fancies Mikko Ilonen to outplay his huge price.

    Thursday November 20 2014, 08:35 GMT
    Mikko Ilonen: Could pick up another title
  • Levin set for Latino joy

    Ben Coley previews the OHL Classic and fancies Spencer Levin to go close in his search for a first PGA Tour title.

    Tuesday November 11 2014, 13:43 GMT
    Bo Van Pelt: Suited to this week's venue
  • Farm profits with Randolph wager

    Ben Coley has four big-priced selections ahead of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

    Thursday November 6 2014, 10:05 GMT
    Nick Watney: One of the market leaders
  • Japanese star the man to beat

    Ben Coley previews the CIMB Classic and selects four outsiders to complement a win-only bet on Hideki Matsuyama.

    Thursday October 30 2014, 09:59 GMT
    Hideki Matsuyama: Ready to win again
  • Big-hitting Bernd worth a bet

    Ben Coley previews the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren and fancies Bernd Wiesberger to go close.

    Thursday October 30 2014, 10:00 GMT
    Bernd Wiesberger: Worth a bet
  • Wonder Webb the man to beat

    Ben Coley previews the McGladrey Classic and makes Webb Simpson the man to beat at Sea Island.

    Tuesday October 21 2014, 12:15 BST
    Webb Simpson: The man to beat
  • Chester to pick up the pieces

    Andy Schooler and Ben Coley preview Saturday's action in the Premier League with Hull fancied to trouble Arsenal.

    Saturday October 18 2014, 15:07 BST
    Chester: Scored first in FA Cup final and too big at 66/1 to repeat the trick
  • Dip in with Nacho bet

    Ernie Els headlines Ben Coley's staking plan for the Hong Kong Open but he's also keen on the improving Nacho Elvira.

    Thursday October 16 2014, 08:13 BST
    Nacho Elvira: Fond memories of China