By 1pm on Thursday
2pts each-way 30-1 bet365
1.5pts each-way 40-1 general
1pt each-way 100-1 general
Steve Stricker is a short price for the Senior PGA after his Regions Tradition success, Padraig Harrington may be struggling for zest after a gruelling US PGA week at Oak Hill, while Stewart Cink may need time to settle in his first Champions Tour outing.
The front three dominate the betting for the Senior PGA, but Alex Cejka is good enough to defeat them all. The fighting-fit 52-year-old German will be able to handle the heat forecast for Frisco and can win the Senior PGA for a second time.
Cejka, who was fourth in the US PGA in 2003, finished ninth in the Regions Tradition – the last senior Major – and seems likely to threaten a third senior Major victory on Sunday.
Second place in the Regions Tradition showed that Robert Karlsson remains a serious contender for senior Majors and the 53-year-old fitness freak might go one better in Frisco. Like Cejka, Karlsson also has a fourth place to his name in the US PGA and should like the set-up at Fields Ranch East.
The fancy prices against the name of Rod Pampling do not take into account the fact he lives only a 40-minute drive from this week’s venue. The Australian probably knows this new course a lot better than most of his rivals.
The three-time PGA Tour champion is no mug and he has a rock-solid record in senior Majors, having finished no worse than 40th in his ten starts, posting eight top-20s and four top-tens.
Course Fields Ranch East, PGA Frisco, Frisco, Texas
Prize money $3.5m ($585,000 to the winner)
Length 7,096 yards
Field 156 The cut Top 70 and ties qualify for round three
When to bet By 1pm on Thursday
Time difference Texas is six hours behind the UK and Ireland
Course overview The Gil Hanse-designed layout is a flat, open, linksy track, with marshland and waste areas beside the fairways
Story of last year Steven Alker cruised to a three-shot victory, with Stephen Ames in second spot
Weather forecast Sunny and hot, with light to moderate breezes
Type of player suited to the challenge Generous off the tee and lacking defence in calm weather, this new course should yield low scores and lend itself to attacking players who are putting well
Sign up to emails from Racing Post Sport and get all the latest news and tips
Today’s top sports betting stories
Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport
Sunday marks the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour and those that are looking to stash value can use the tournament with bet365 bonus
A few years ago the journalist Lewine Mair asked the then-European Tour player Simon Wakefield what he knew of Inbee Park. The Englishman pondered the question
Three rounds are in the book at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge and only 7 golfers are within 5 strokes of the lead. Below, we look at the 2023 Charles Schwab
Where to watch LIV Golf Washington DCLIV Golf Plus app, 6.15pm FridayBest betsHenrik Stenson to win threeball2pts 9-5 bet365Bryson DeChambeau to win threeball2p