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.

  • Reds to pounce on Saints slump

    Ben Coley previews Sunday's trio of games in the Barclays Premier League with Liverpool tipped to win at Southampton.

    Tuesday February 24 2015, 09:21 GMT
    Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge should be cherry-ripe for Sunday's test
  • Boo to spring Honda surprise

    Ben Coley, who tipped a 300/1 winner in last year's Honda Classic, rates Boo Weekley the pick of the outsiders this time.

    Thursday February 26 2015, 13:15 GMT
    Boo Weekley: Playing really well
  • Trust Charl to flow at Riviera

    Ben Coley previews the Northern Trust Open and sticks with a formula which has paid dividends twice before.

    Thursday February 19 2015, 15:06 GMT
    Charl Schwartzel: Don't desert the Riviera specialist
  • Poulter can be a National hero

    Ben Coley previews the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and fancies Ian Poulter to continue his strong recent form.

    Thursday February 12 2015, 16:07 GMT
    Ian Poulter: Confident on the greens and can go close
  • Gerrard to sign off in style

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's Premier League games and fancies Steven Gerrard to earn the plaudits as Everton host Liverpool.

    Friday February 6 2015, 07:41 GMT
    Steven Gerrard: Boasts a fine record in Merseyside derbies
  • Dustin worth chancing on return

    Ben Coley previews the Farmers Insurance Open and thinks Dustin Johnson is overpriced on his first start since last July.

    Thursday February 5 2015, 16:44 GMT
    Dustin Johnson: Worth chancing at the price
  • Chelsea to edge title rivals

    Chelsea can overcome the likely loss of Diego Costa by narrowly beating Manchester City on Saturday in the Premier League.

    Saturday January 31 2015, 17:05 GMT
    Jose Mourinho can mastermind a vital Chelsea win on Saturday
  • 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.

    Thursday January 29 2015, 15:05 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