Golf: HAYES VALUE TO END HOT KENNY'S RUN; US BANK CHAMPIONSHIP.
Byline: Jeremy Chapman reckons the old-timers will relish a trip to Brown Deer Brown Deer, village (1990 pop. 12,236), Milwaukee co., SE Wis., on the Milwaukee River; inc. 1955. It is a residential suburb N of Milwaukee; consumer goods and machinery are manufactured. Park
Chapman's top tip
JP Hayes 80-1
THE old-timers who hit it monotonously straight but not very far will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of competing at Milwaukee's Brown Deer Park municipal course, which measures just 6,759 yards, when the US Bank Championship tees off for the 15th time tomorrow.
Members of the 40-plus brigade to have won there over the past 11 years include Scott Hoch Scott Mabon Hoch (born November 24, 1955) is an American golfer, who represented his country in the Ryder Cup in 1997 and 2002.
Hoch was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. , Loren Roberts Loren Lloyd Roberts (born June 24 1955) is an American professional golfer. He was born in San Luis Obispo, California. He competed for San Luis Obispo Senior High School and Cal Poly. , Kenny Perry James Kenneth Perry (born August 10, 1960) is an American professional golfer.
Perry was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, but lived most of his formative years in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. , Jeff Sluman Jeffrey George "Jeff" Sluman (born September 11, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments including six PGA Tour victories.
Sluman was born in Rochester, New York. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. and Corey Pavin Corey Allen Pavin (born November 16, 1959) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
Pavin was born in Oxnard, California. He attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982. , and it comes as no surprise to see Perry going off as short as 5-2 following his third victory in two months at Deere Run. He would have been one the more fancied runners at Royal Birkdale this week had he bothered to go.
Maybe he knows his limitations, because it is not every week you can get away with duffing three chips in a row as Perry did on the 72nd hole on Sunday.
It demonstrates the abject quality of second-division tour players in the States that the other two in the play-off found water with their second shots to the first play-off hole to hand it on a plate to the favourite.
He can't get away with murder every week and that's the second time in a row, following Woody Austin's laughable putting display on the final two holes at Warwick Hills, that KP has been gifted a tournament.
So for an each-way alternative you should get a decent run out of JP Hayes, a mere youngster at 42 compared with 47-year-old Perry and ninth to him at the weekend - his first top-ten of a wretched year.
Usually tipping a guy who has missed 13 cuts out of 17 is the surest route to the poor house, but he did have a decent finish at St Jude last month and we saw what good form he was in last weekend on a course where he had won before, in 2002.
Although he has never won what used to be called the Greater Milwaukee Open, he certainly has an admirable record at Brown Deer Park, having finished third in 2000, third again the following year and fifth in 2002.
Corey Pavin 50-1
Only two years ago Pavin won this title at a time when people thought he was washed up.
He had not won for ten years but class is permanent, and for a while he was America's No. 1 despite being the shortest hitter on tour.
He still carries that label and at an average of 261.5 yards he stands 199th and last in the US Tour's power rankings.
But that won't matter a hoot this week, and with six top-15s under his belt this year and recent form that stands close inspection, Pavin holds a similar chance to Hayes.
We have seen him on several leaderboards in the past two months, with tenth at the Travelers Championship The Travelers Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It has been played annually in Cromwell, Connecticut since 1984, and since 1991 the tournament has been held on the course at the TPC River Highlands. and 12th at the Buick Open The Buick Open is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is held at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan. In 2007, the tournament will be held at the end of June, a change from its traditional spot between The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. two particularly eye-catching efforts.
Tim Herron Timothy Daniel Herron (born February 6, 1970) is an American golfer.
Herron was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nicknamed "Lumpy", he attended the University of New Mexico and played on the 1993 United States Walker Cup team before turning professional later that year. 50-1
DJ Trahan 40-1
Whatever the price, you simply cannot ignore course winner Perry, the only possible downside being that all these weeks in contention have maybe taken their toll. But his odds suggest he is Tiger Woods Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled. and if Tiger was watching KP's woeful woe·ful also wo·ful
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3. Deplorably bad or wretched: display from just off the final green on Sunday, he would have died laughing.
Every good run has to come to an end but, given the fact that he has only once finished out of the top ten at Brown Deer Park in the last nine years, no slump is likely to come here.
Even so, punters can afford to pass when a price makes little appeal and better value is surely to be had with Tim Herron and DJ Trahan.
It's a pity Herron missed the cut last week because he would otherwise have been a stronger fancy, having finished 12th at Congressional before that and posted top-20s at St Jude and River Highlands.
Like Hayes, Lumpy boasts enviable course form, runnerup twice, in 2002 and last year, and third in 2001.
Trahan upped his game this year by winning the Bob Hope early on and that confidence manifested itself with fourth place in the US Open at Torrey Pines Torrey Pines can refer to:
Kevin Streelman 80-1
Brad Adamonis almost pulled it off for the rookies at the weekend and if this week's prize is to fall to one of the younger generation, it could well be Kevin Streelman's time to shine. He led the US Open after day one, then put in more good work at the Travelers (tenth), Buick Open (12th) and Congressional (27th).
With his good-looking swing and aggressive approach, a Streelman breakthrough cannot be long delayed - and he has played the course before, when 29th three years ago, shooting a 65 in one round, in the days before he had a tour card.
At 29, he knows more about the pressure now and is learning how to handle it.
History is not with him, though. No player under 30 has won at Brown Deer Park.
Plenty of others have clear-cut chances. Dean Wilson Dean Hiroshi Wilson (born December 17, 1969) is an American professional golfer.
Wilson was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He turned professional in 1992 after graduating from Brigham Young University and has won six times on the Japan Golf Tour and once on the PGA Tour. , twice ninth on the course, was third at Congressional and 13th at St Jude; Charlie Wi, jointfourth at the weekend, could not have warmed up better for a tournament in which he shared second spot with Herron last year; Chad Campbell also had a good week at the John Deere and was third at Milwaukee three years ago.
Tommy Armour is even older than Perry but that has not stopped him finishing second and third on his two latest outings. Presumably pre·sum·a·ble
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It's a pity he has never made the front five from 16 Milwaukee visits, otherwise he would have been a pick. Even so, several of his efforts have been decent.
1.5pts each-way 80-1 Power, Tote
1pt each-way 50-1 Ladbrokes, Power
1pt each-way 50-1 general
1pt each-way 40-1 Betdirect, Stan James
0.5pt each-way 80-1 Ladbrokes, Tote
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US Bank Championship
Prize money EUR4m (EUR720,000 to winner) Field 132 The course Brown Deer Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Length 6,759 yards Par 70 Course records - 72 holes 260 Loren Roberts (2000), Ben Crane (2005) 18 holes 61 Steve Lowery (1999), Corey Pavin (2006)
The former Greater Milwaukee Open moved in 1994 to Brown Deer Park.
There are five par threes and three fives. Toughest is the par-four fourth which played as a par five until 1993. Quite an easy finish with two birdieable par fives in last four holes. Greens are undulating and Bentgrass
Last year Joe Ogilvie became the ninth first-time winner with a four-shot victory over Tim Clark, Charlie Wi and Tim Herron
Other course winners taking part Carlos Franco (2), Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin
When to bet By 1pm tomorrow
Where to watch Highlights on Setanta all four days, starting at 10.30pm tomorrow (not live)
Weather forecast Risk of thunderstorms thunderstorms
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Time difference Milwaukee is six hours behind UK
Last week John Deere Classic The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA Tour schedule. It is played annually in July, the week before the British Open Championship, at the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. - 1st K Perry (8-1), T2nd B Adamonis (200-1), J Williamson (250-1), T4th E Axley (300-1), C Wi (150-1), W MacKenzie (250-1)