Tim Herron is a big price for Athlete Of The Year, but whenever he goes to Brown Deer Park
, old Lumpy is always one to watch.
Byline: Jeremy Chapman reckons the old-timers will relish a trip to Brown Deer Park
Joe Ogilvie, fresh from his victory at Brown Deer Park
on Sunday after 229 abortive attempts, is out for back-to-back successes but this will be tougher, and while Sean O'Hair and Chris DiMarco are bound to have their supporters, they are not consistent enough to justify a bet, even though DiMarco played one great round at Carnoustie.
Hayes is in good nick, has Brown Deer Park
form to his name and some of the opposition, including defending champion Corey Pavin, dual winner Jeff Sluman and flashy but-flawed Camilo Villegas, are not at the top of their game.
Course characteristics The former Greater Milwaukee Open moved in 1994 to municipal course Brown Deer Park
. There are five par threes and three fives in Andy North's 1993 redesign of an old-fashioned (1929) layout.
RUNNING alongside the Open for the first time, the US Bank Championship in Wisconsin understandably has a weaker than-usual field at Brown Deer Park
for what used to be the Greater Milwaukee Open and course specialist Kenny Perry looks a more-than-worthy favourite at 12-1.
LITTLE Jeff Sluman, the best joke-teller on the US Tour and one of just two dual champions at Brown Deer Park
- he won in 1998 and 2002 - may not have another main-tour victory in him as he counts down to a new career on the Champions Tour but he's still good for a 72-hole match-bet in one of his favourite tournaments, the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
PROVIDED Hoylake has not left its mark, Ben Crane rates a decent bet at 20-1 to hang on to his US Bank Championship at old-fashioned public course Brown Deer Park
, Milwaukee, this weekend.
Brown Deer Park
, Milwaukee, starting Thursday afternoon
Looking for viable alternatives, you have three course winners currently at or near their best: 1988 champion Scott Verplank was runner-up to Ben Crane in Milwaukee; 1998 hero Billy Mayfair is the most improved player on the US Tour since finally getting rid of his bizarre putting method; and 2000 kingpin Rocco Mediate announced that he was running into form at the right time for one of his favourite tournaments with a 14th finish and four sub-70 rounds at Brown Deer Park
He was runner-up behind Perry at Brown Deer Park
in 2003, just one shot shy of forcing a play-off.
Hayes missed the cut at Brown Deer Park
last year and that flop came as a big shock given his consistent record of success in his homestate event.