Bet on Johnson to tame lengthy TPC Scottsdale

Dustin Johnson’s fine start to 2011 and his ability to hit long off the tee make him a top prospect in the golf betting to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Johnson performed amicably on the PGA Tour in 2010 with two victories and has started the current year in good style, with top-ten finishes in his two events to date.

This includes a tie for third in last week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, finishing three strokes adrift of winner Bubba Watson.

Johnson is 10/1 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open betting to secure victory and the fact that he is currently rated ninth in 2011 in terms of scoring average is also worth taking note of.

Another of the big advantages when playing at TPC Scottsdale is to be long off the tee, with the Arizona course known to benefit the bigger hitters.

Johnson is ranked in the top six on the PGA Tour in terms of driving distance and he will certainly be a contender if he manages to regularly keep his ball in play.

Punters looking for slightly better value may want to opt for Hunter Mahan, as he goes in search of a second successive victory in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Mahan was in contention in the Farmers Insurance Open until falling away in the final round and he is 20/1 to quickly overcome this and seal victory in Arizona.

At an even longer price is JB Holmes at 40/1 and he has already shown that he possesses the power to tame TPC Scottsdale by winning his only two PGA Tour events at the course in the past.

A £25 stake on Johnson winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open would return £250. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.