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Moore targets back-to-back Wyndham Championship wins

| 18.08.2010

Ryan Moore could be the man to beat at the Wyndham Championship as he attempts to win the PGA Tour event for the second year in succession.

Moore beat Jason Bohn and Kevin Stadler in a play-off to win his maiden PGA Tour title 12 months ago and is 20/1 to reign supreme again at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.

He has also displayed solid form in 2010 by registering four top-ten finishes.

Carl Pettersson and Brandt Snedeker are other past winners seeking victory, with the former arriving high on confidence after a recent success at the RBC Canadian Open, during which he carded a round of 60.

Moore and Pettersson are part of the same opening round three-ball alongside Davis Love III and the fact that Moore fired 65 or less in three rounds last year could make him an enticing 6/4 to be positioned higher up the leaderboard than his two opponents after the first 18 holes.

Meanwhile, Miguel Angel Jimenez will be keen to display his best golf at the Czech Open in an effort to guarantee his appearance representing Europe at the Ryder Cup for the fourth time.

The Spaniard has already won twice this season and currently lies in eighth spot in the European Ryder Cup standings.

A strong performance in the European Tour event should provide him with enough points to claim one of the spots on the team, with Europe 8/15 to reclaim the Ryder Cup from the USA at Celtic Manor in October.

Jimenez is 16/1 to win the Czech Open and add to the titles he has already landed at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Alstom Open de France in 2010.

Peter Hanson is the joint favourite with Jimenez to win the Czech Open, Ross McGowan is 50/1 to claim a second European Tour title.



Ed Needham