After sound displays at the Dunhill Links Championship last week,
Hill makes Ernie Els ( 9/4 ) and Vijay Singh ( 11/4
) early favourites for the HSBC World Match Play. And they are
already quoted at 5/1 to play each other in the final.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said, "Ernie and Vijay
are the obvious choices as world no 1 and no 2 but after we took
a bashing in the Ryder Cup our punters may well choose to stick
with their heroes Lee Westwood offered at 16/1 and M.A.Jimenez
(also 16 )."
Hills opening prices to win: 9/4 E. Els, 11/4 V. Singh, 6/1 R.
Goosen, 12/1 P. Harrington, 16/1 A. Cabrera, M. Weir, L. Westwood
and M.A. Jimenez, 20/1 K. J. Choi, 25/1 T. Levet, 40/1 C. Riley,
T. Hamilton & S. Flesch, 66/1 B. Langer, 80/1 J. Maggert,
100/1 S. Drummond.