Ben Coley

  • Last Updated: November 4 2016, 14:16 GMT

Alexander Levy celebrates his success in Germany - which helped land a 1-2-3 for Ben Coley
Alexander Levy celebrates his success in Germany - which helped land a 1-2-3 for Ben Coley

Name: Ben Coley

Specialist sports: Golf

Notable success: Tipped the first three home in the 2016 Porsche European Open, at prices of 40/1, 60/1 and 110/1. Other big-priced winners include Russell Henley at 300/1, Merrick Bremner at 175/1, Marcus Fraser at 175/1, Richie Ramsay at 100/1 and Billy Horschel at 70/1. On board when Jason Day won his first major championship at 16/1 during a profitable 2015. Three winners in just a handful of European Tour previews for in excess of 300pts profit in 2016, a year which will again end with bumper returns for followers.

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.

  • Olesen overpriced in Doha quest

    Ben Coley fancies Thorbjorn Olesen to deservedly land the Qatar Masters title, while a young Englishman is also on his radar.

    Monday January 23 2017, 15:53 GMT
    Thorbjorn Olesen: Prolific and playing well
  • Willett set for flying start

    Ben Coley previews the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, where Danny Willett can lay down an early marker.

    Thursday January 19 2017, 10:48 GMT
    Danny Willett will be looking for his second win in the Middle East
  • Boldly take on top two with Kirk

    Ben Coley thinks Chris Kirk is worthy of support in the Sony Open, the first full-field PGA Tour event of 2017.

    Thursday January 12 2017, 17:45 GMT
    50/1 shot Chris Kirk should go well at a course he loves
  • Rory value for third PGA title

    Our golf expert Ben Coley thinks Rory McIlroy is overpriced for the PGA Championship as he looks ahead to the 2017 majors.

    Wednesday December 21 2016, 16:47 GMT
    Rory McIlroy should be backed now for the PGA Championship
  • Poulter primed for winning run

    Ben Coley bids to cap another profitable year on a high with Ian Poulter fancied in the UBS Hong Kong Open.

    Wednesday December 7 2016, 23:14 GMT
    Ian Poulter looks primed to contend at one of his favourite venues
  • Pepp talk to work wonders

    Eddie Pepperell can show the benefits of self-analysis and win his first European Tour title this week according to Ben Coley.

    Tuesday November 29 2016, 12:06 GMT
    Eddie Pepperell: Could be set for his first victory
  • Scott worth another chance

    Ben Coley is prepared to forgive and forget as he makes Adam Scott his best bet in the Australian PGA Championship.

    Monday November 28 2016, 14:56 GMT
    Adam Scott should have no excuses in the Australian PGA
  • Brooks worth backing in Bahamas

    Tiger Woods returns to action in the Hero World Challenge - get the expert view of Ben Coley who has two outright tips.

    Monday November 28 2016, 14:36 GMT
    Brooks Koepka has been in great form since his Ryder Cup debut
  • Welsh wonders to spring a surprise

    Ben Coley has a 150/1 headline tip for the World Cup of Golf, which takes place in Australia this week.

    Thursday November 24 2016, 14:11 GMT
    Bradley Dredge and partner Stuart Manley can spring a surprise for Wales
  • Scott impossible to oppose

    Our Ben Coley previews the Emirates Australian Open where Adam Scott is firmly the man to beat.

    Thursday November 17 2016, 08:14 GMT
    Adam Scott will take the world of beating this week
  • To the Victor go the spoils

    Ben Coley bids to end a lucrative European Tour season with another winner as he takes on the favourites in Dubai.

    Thursday November 17 2016, 08:14 GMT
    Victor Dubuisson found form at Sun City
  • Straight shooters to star

    Golf expert Ben Coley has tips ranging from 28/1 to 350/1 for the OHL Classic, in which he tipped the winner last year.

    Monday November 7 2016, 21:28 GMT
    Jim Furyk can benefit from his involvement in the Ryder Cup
  • Inspired Wood set for day in the sun

    Ben Coley previews the Nedbank Golf Challenge, where two Ryder Cup players are expected to threaten Henrik Stenson's dominance.

    Monday November 7 2016, 15:08 GMT
    Chris Wood can cap a fine season with another high-profile win
  • Handy Andy hard to beat

    Golf expert Ben Coley makes Andy Sullivan his headline selection for the Turkish Airlines Open.

    Thursday November 3 2016, 09:32 GMT
    Andy Sullivan should go close in Turkey having been second last time
  • Going to the Chappell

    Ben Coley is taking on the favourites in the WGC-HSBC Champions, with Kevin Chappell his headline fancy.

    Tuesday October 25 2016, 13:54 BST
    Kevin Chappell (right) can upstage Dustin Johnson and co
  • Links point to home winner

    In-form tipster Ben Coley fancies Graeme McDowell and Richie Ramsay to go well in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

    Thursday October 6 2016, 11:18 BST
    Graeme McDowell could return to his best in this event
  • Ryder Cup singles: Kaymer can

    Ben Coley previews the Sunday singles as Europe attempt to fight back and retain the Ryder Cup.

    Sunday October 2 2016, 12:33 BST
    Martin Kaymer is capable of bouncing back
  • Get with Garcia and Kaymer

    Ben Coley backs Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer to help Europe to an advantage at the end of the opening Ryder Cup foursomes.

    Friday September 30 2016, 09:32 BST
    Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer: Backed to secure a point for Europe
  • USA to edge past Europe

    Our Ben Coley expects USA to win the Ryder Cup but he's got some confident picks at much bigger prices in the sub-markets.

    Friday September 30 2016, 09:04 BST
    Davis Love's Ryder Cup side can edge to a narrow victory
  • Power to drive Porsche profits

    Ben Coley previews the Porsche European Open where big-hitter Alex Levy looks primed to go well.

    Thursday September 22 2016, 09:35 BST
    Alexander Levy thrives under the conditions expected in Germany