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.

  • Back Kyle to turn on the style

    Ben Coley previews the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and fancies Kyle Reifers to go close at a huge price.

    Thursday April 23 2015, 14:32 BST
    Harris English: Free from Augusta concerns and able to capitalise
  • Go on the attack with Zach

    Having hit the crossbar with outsiders of late, Ben Coley is turning his attentions to the top of the RBC Heritage market.

    Thursday April 16 2015, 13:54 BST
    Zach Johnson: Ready to return to the winners' circle
  • Aussies to rule at Augusta

    Ben Coley previews the US Masters and fancies Jason Day and Adam Scott to spearhead a strong Australian challenge.

    Tuesday April 7 2015, 11:19 BST
    Jason Day: Ready to win his first major
  • Stick with Giroud to down Reds

    David John and Ben Coley preview Saturday's Premier League games with Olivier Giroud taken to continue his scoring form.

    Saturday April 4 2015, 17:56 BST
    Olivier Giroud: One of the league's most in-form strikers
  • Take the long road to success

    Ben Coley previews the Shell Houston Open and fancies four big-hitting outsiders plus an old Betting Zone favourite.

    Thursday April 2 2015, 15:18 BST
    Russell Henley: Zone favourite is a big price
  • Local connections point to Lee

    Ben Coley has five big-price tips for the Valero Texas Open including 175/1 chance Danny Lee.

    Thursday March 26 2015, 13:54 GMT
    Danny Lee: Primed to go well this week
  • Rory to lay down Augusta marker

    Ben Coley previews the Arnold Palmer Invitational and fancies Rory McIlroy to secure his second victory of 2015.

    Thursday March 19 2015, 12:16 GMT
    Rory McIlroy: Can take to Bay Hill and remind the world who is number one
  • Mersey match worth 18/1 punt

    There are three games on Sunday in the Premier League and we have an 18/1 tip for Everton v Newcastle.

    Monday March 16 2015, 08:50 GMT
    Everton can play their part in an 18/1 punt on Sunday
  • Moore success for Ryan

    Ben Coley previews the Valspar Championship with Luke Donald and Ryan Moore heading his staking plan.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 14:28 GMT
    Ryan Moore: Playing nicely and this course should be ideal
  • Blair primed for Puerto Rico

    Ben Coley previews the Puerto Rico Open and has a promising 500/1 chance among four selections.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 10:55 GMT
    Zac Blair: Could find this very much to his liking
  • Brooks the bet at tricky Doral

    Ben Coley had a 150/1 play-off loser on Monday - check out who he's backing to go one better at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 16:21 GMT
    Brooks Koepka: Two wins in the last six months and still improving
  • 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