Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: November 12 2015, 16:06 GMT

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

Name: Ben Coley

Specialist sports: Golf

Notable success: Victor Dubuisson at 45/1 to win the Turkish Airlines Open at the end of the 2015 European Tour season. 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.

  • Singh when you're winning

    Golf expert Ben Coley has a 250/1 first-round leader tip for the PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 13:26 BST
    Vijay Singh: Could get off to a fast start
  • Grace value for breakthrough win

    In-form golf expert Ben Coley thinks Branden Grace is overpriced in his bid for a first major at the PGA Championship.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 13:26 BST
    Branden Grace is a tough, proven winner with major credentials
  • Bud can be Canada king

    Ben Coley has selections ranging from 100/1 to 300/1 for the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey.

    Thursday July 21 2016, 16:11 BST
    Bud Cauley on his way to a top-five finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson
  • Major credentials key at Troon

    Four major champions and one improving Englishman make up Ben Coley's staking plan for The Open Championship.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:35 BST
    Jordan Spieth is fancied to go close at Troon
  • Back Zach for early attack

    Our Ben Coley has four first-round leader selections for The Open Championship, including the defending champion.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:35 BST
    Zach Johnson can once again start well in The Open
  • Class to count in day one double

    Ben Coley has a 3/1 double for day one of The Open while he's keen to take on an in-form Englishman late in the day.

    Thursday July 14 2016, 17:36 BST
    Andy Sullivan is in great form and should win his three-ball
  • Pieters can be king of the Castle

    Ben Coley previews the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in which Thomas Pieters is expected to go well.

    Monday July 4 2016, 16:09 BST
    Thomas Pieters played well on his return to action last week
  • Add Blixt to your stable

    Ben Coley thinks Sweden's Jonas Blixt is a solid bet for the Barracuda Championship at 50/1.

    Thursday June 30 2016, 15:10 BST
    Jonas Blixt is fancied to go well in Nevada
  • Day's WGC odds hard to explain

    Ben Coley thinks Jason Day will be hard to beat in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, with Jason Dufner the best each-way value.

    Thursday June 30 2016, 15:29 BST
    Jason Day is surely overpriced at 13/2
  • Reed all about it

    Ben Coley makes Patrick Reed the man to beat as the PGA Tour heads to Maryland for the Quicken Loans National.

    Thursday June 23 2016, 15:18 BST
    Patrick Reed is the man to beat
  • Karlberg: Probably the best bet

    Ben Coley previews the BMW International Open where in-form Rikard Karlberg should go well.

    Thursday June 23 2016, 11:51 BST
    Rikard Karlberg looks to have a strong chance this week
  • Goose can get off to a flier

    Ben Coley is keen to side with a two-time former champion on day one of the US Open at Oakmont Country Club.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 20:10 BST
    Retief Goosen is in great form and won't fear the fast greens at Oakmont
  • Mickelson to land the grand slam

    Our Ben Coley thinks Phil Mickelson has a great chance to win his first US Open and complete a career grand slam at Oakmont.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 16:44 BST
    Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim Mackay have the experience to finally land a first US Open
  • McDowell to deliver in FedEx

    Golf expert Ben Coley thinks Graeme McDowell is the standout bet in the FedEx St Jude Classic, which starts on Thursday.

    Thursday June 9 2016, 14:12 BST
    Graeme McDowell should enjoy this week's challenge
  • Euro 2016: Group A guide

    To kick off our comprehensive guide to Euro 2016, Ben Coley takes a detailed look at Group A which includes hosts France.

    Wednesday June 15 2016, 15:50 BST
    France should cruise through the group
  • After Spieth it's Justin's time

    After a winner last week, Ben Coley has five each-way picks for the Memorial Tournament including Justin Thomas at 66/1.

    Tuesday May 31 2016, 17:24 BST
    Justin Thomas: Brilliant display at Sawgrass and taken to build on it
  • Perseverance to pay off in Texas

    Jordan Spieth can prove worthy of another chance in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational according to golf expert Ben Coley.

    Wednesday May 25 2016, 12:48 BST
    Jordan Spieth can register his first win in Texas
  • Nicolas Colsaerts can go close

    Ben Coley thinks Nicolas Colsaerts will go well close to his second home in this week's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

    Tuesday May 10 2016, 21:31 BST
    Nicolas Colsaerts: A class act at his best and should go well
  • Spieth to bounce back in style

    Golf expert Ben Coley fancies Jordan Spieth to win the PLAYERS Championship while he also has three each-way fancies.

    Thursday May 12 2016, 16:43 BST
    Jordan Spieth can bounce back from his Masters heartbreak
  • There's no doubting Thomas

    Ben Coley produced more each-way profits last week and is again seeking to take on the favourites in the Wells Fargo Championship.

    Thursday May 5 2016, 14:56 BST
    Justin Thomas can double his PGA Tour tally