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.

  • 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
  • Big-hitting maidens appeal most

    In-form tipster Ben Coley likes some big-hitting youngsters in this week's PGA Tour event, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

    Friday April 29 2016, 09:26 BST
    Jamie Lovemark could go really well
  • The good, the Badd and the ugly

    Top-class Phil Mickelson, Australia's Aaron Baddeley and the unique swing of Ricky Barnes feature in Ben Coley's Texas Open tips.

    Thursday April 21 2016, 16:05 BST
    Aaron Baddeley can go well this week
  • Opportunity Knox for Russell

    Golf expert Ben Coley has five selections for the RBC Heritage, including Scotland's Russell Knox.

    Tuesday April 12 2016, 15:46 BST
    Russell Knox is expected to go well this week in Harbour Town
  • Masters latest odds & today's tip

    For the second day running, Jordan Spieth went from odds-on to odds-against for the Masters after late mistakes saw his lead cut.

    Sunday April 10 2016, 20:30 BST
    Jordan Spieth: Leads heading into the final round
  • Masters latest odds & today's tip

    Rory McIlroy is challenging Jordan Spieth for Masters favouritism, while our Ben Coley goes for a third winner from four bets today.

    Saturday April 9 2016, 17:01 BST
    Rory McIlroy moved right into contention
  • Round one no hassle for Hoff

    Our golf expert Ben Coley has 100/1 and 150/1 tips for the first-round leader market plus two three-ball selections.

    Wednesday April 6 2016, 20:01 BST
    Charley Hoffman: A habitual fast-starter
  • Back Bryson to make a splash

    Ben Coley is taking two against the field in the top debutant betting at the Masters, including Bryson DeChambeau at 18/1.

    Tuesday April 5 2016, 12:11 BST
    Bryson DeChambeau has the talent to make a splash as an amateur
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Coley heads to Pontefract for today's racing tip of the day after the track passed a morning inspection.

    Tuesday April 5 2016, 15:09 BST
    Tom Eaves rides our best bet
  • Fowler primed for first major win

    Our golf expert Ben Coley is backing Rickie Fowler to win his first major championship at the Masters this week.

    Tuesday April 5 2016, 09:37 BST
    Rickie Fowler has what it takes to secure a popular Masters win
  • Finau capable of two in a row

    Ben Coley previews the Shell Houston Open where the market leaders are worth opposing given the timing of the event.

    Tuesday March 29 2016, 10:11 BST
    Tony Finau could add to Sunday's win in Puerto Rico
  • Rory to defend Match Play title

    Ben Coley previews this week's WGC Dell Match Play Championship where Rory McIlroy is the man to beat.

    Wednesday March 23 2016, 19:17 GMT
    Rory McIlroy rates the best value this week
  • Casey can be king of the Hill

    Paul Casey gets the headline vote from Ben Coley for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Florida.

    Thursday March 17 2016, 13:17 GMT
    Casey was part of the final pair but saw his hopes slip away on Sunday
  • Sealed with a Kizz

    Ben Coley previews the Valspar Championship where Patton Kizzire is fancied to land a first PGA Tour title.

    Wednesday March 9 2016, 11:29 GMT
    Patton Kizzire has already gone close at this level and knows this course well
  • Big hitters hold key to Cadillac

    Ben Coley previews the WGC-Cadillac Championship where big hitters like Dustin Johnson are expected to thrive.

    Monday February 29 2016, 16:05 GMT
    Dustin Johnson can win his third WGC title
  • Rory fancied on Florida foray

    On the back of a 175/1 winner, Ben Coley likes Rory McIlroy for the Honda Classic - along with a player who is 1,000/1.

    Thursday February 25 2016, 14:08 GMT
    Rory McIlroy looks a big price this week at the Honda Classic
  • Straight shooters the way to go

    Ben Coley makes Louis Oosthuizen the man to beat in the Maybank Championship Malaysia while he likes four others each-way.

    Thursday February 18 2016, 08:46 GMT
    David Horsey: In-form and should enjoy this challenge