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.

  • Class to count in Canada

    Ben Coley previews the RBC Canadian Open and is prepared to chance a group of former PGA Tour winners at big prices.

    Tuesday July 22 2014, 18:08 BST
    Jhonattan Vegas: Fancied to continue his return to form
  • Back Rory to do it in style

    Ben Coley previews the final round of the Open Championship and expects Rory McIlroy to extend his advantage.

    Saturday July 19 2014, 19:35 BST
    Rory McIlroy: Taken to beat Rickie Fowler
  • Warren worth a wager

    Ben Coley picks out his best bets for day one at the Open with Marc Warren a strong three-ball fancy.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 12:29 BST
    Marc Warren: Looks a banker on day one
  • Hoylake to suit Gentleman Jim

    Ben Coley previews the 143rd Open Championship and fancies Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell to go well.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 09:35 BST
    Jim Furyk: Went well here eight years ago
  • Be Bald and win big

    David John and Ben Coley pick out their best special bets ahead of the Open, with Matthew Baldwin tipped for a fast start.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 09:35 BST
    Matthew Baldwin: Tipped to make a fast start
  • Troy Merritt's an each-way bet

    Ben Coley previews the John Deere Classic and fancies Troy Merritt to put his aggressive game to use.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 13:33 BST
    Troy Merritt: Aggressive style suits TPC Deere Run
  • Donald to relish Scottish test

    Ben Coley previews the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen and fancies Luke Donald to launch a strong bid for glory.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 09:22 BST
    Luke Donald: Fancied to win the title once again
  • Rod to catch Uruguay cold

    Ben Coley previews Saturday's last-16 games at the World Cup, with Brazil and Colombia expected to advance.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 20:45 BST
    The impressive James Rodriguez can guide Colombia to the quarters
  • Big-hitting Bob poised to strike

    Ben Coley previews the Quicken Loans National and fancies big-hitting Robert Garrigus to go close in an event he loves.

    Thursday June 26 2014, 17:36 BST
    Robert Garrigus: Loves Congressional
  • Connect the dots and back maidens

    Ben Coley is backing a group of PGA Tour maidens in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

    Thursday June 19 2014, 16:20 BST
    Graham DeLaet: Could pick up his first PGA Tour title
  • Connect the dots and back maidens

    Ben Coley is backing a group of PGA Tour maidens in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

    Tuesday June 17 2014, 11:55 BST
    Graham DeLaet: Could pick up his first PGA Tour title
  • Go for goals at 33/1

    Expect goals in Chile v Australia - that's the view of Ben Coley who brings you the best bets from the World Cup specials markets.

    Saturday June 14 2014, 16:51 BST
    Chile can run up a big score against Australia
  • It's time for Jason's major Day

    Ben Coley previews the US Open and fancies Jason Day to provide the biggest challenge to Rory McIlroy at Pinehurst.

    Wednesday June 11 2014, 11:51 BST
    Jason Day: Ready to win a first major title
  • World Cup guide: Group G

    Andy Schooler and Ben Coley assess the teams who will make up the World Cup's 'group of death' - Group G.

    Friday June 6 2014, 09:42 BST
    Mesut Ozil: Scored eight goals in qualifying yet still 12/1 to top score for Germany
  • World Cup guide: Group F

    Nick Hext and Ben Coley preview World Cup Group F - one in which Argentina look the class outfit.

    Thursday June 5 2014, 13:02 BST
    Edin Dzeko: Bosnia star may just outscore his Premier League rivals
  • World Cup guide: Group D

    Ben Coley delivers his team-by-team guide to World Cup Group D - and it doesn't make good reading for England fans.

    Wednesday June 4 2014, 13:04 BST
    Roy Hodgson's men will do well to qualify from Group D
  • World Cup guide: Group B

    Our World Cup countdown continues with our look at one of the toughest groups - B - which includes holders Spain.

    Tuesday June 3 2014, 15:09 BST
    Alexis Sanchez (l): Part of a dangerous Chile attack
  • Row in with Henley wager

    Ben Coley previews The Memorial Tournament and fancies Russell Henley to contend as he did 12 months ago.

    Thursday May 29 2014, 12:15 BST
    Russell Henley: Worth supporting
  • Wentworth offers a Sheffield steal

    Ben Coley previews Thursday's first-round three-balls at the BMW PGA Championship with Danny Willett backed to shine.

    Thursday May 22 2014, 08:20 BST
    Danny Willett: Taken to shine on Thursday
  • A case for the defence

    Ben Coley previews the Crowne Plaza Invitational and fancies Boo Weekley to put up a stout defence of his title.

    Thursday May 22 2014, 13:17 BST
    Boo Weekley: Backed to defend his title