No less than 10 of the world's top 30 are in attendance for this week's Scottish Open, which again takes place at one of the most picturesque courses in the world, Loch Lomond Golf Club.
The market is dominated by PGA Tour regulars - most of whom are limbering up for next week's Open at St Andrews - with regular visitor Phil Mickelson put in as 10/1 favourite by Blue Square, closely followed by Ernie Els at 14/1 (bet365). US Open hero Graeme McDowell, who has taken a well-deserved two week break since Pebble Beach, is available at 22/1 with Sportingbet, while defending champion Martin Kaymer is a general 16/1 shot.
The course might be beautiful to look at but stray off target and you are often looking at a horrid lie, which places the emphasis firmly on driving accuracy and greens in regulation.
Ross' Three Off The Tee:-
Thomas Bjorn @ 50/1 Paddy Power (SIX places)
I've a feeling some of the bigger names will be holding something back for next week, which is understandable, and it might pay to delve a little further down the betting list for the winner. The weather also looks set to play a part with low pressure dominating later in the week and blustery showers forecast, which won't bother the selection one bit. The Great Dane had to deal with near gale-force winds when winning in Portugal recently and kept a nice run of form going - had previously finished ninth at Celtic Manor - when tied-18th last week, closing out with a 68. A multiple winner on Tour, he's far from over the hill at 39 and could easily add to his tally here. Snap up the 50's with Paddy Power, who are offering each-way backers a tasty six places.
Danny Willett @ 60/1 Boylesports (SIX places)
The Englishman is still looking for his first win but that won't be long in coming judged on this season's efforts. I put him up each-way at 60/1 last week and he didn't let us down with another high finish - fifth place in Paris was his fifth top-seven finish of the year - and I'm not sure this week's field is any stronger. His putting has been his Achilles Heel but some hard work on the practice green appears to be paying off and there's not much wrong with the rest of his game - a respectable 37th on Tour in GIR and 19th in Driving Distance. There's plenty of 66/1 available but I'd rather take slightly shorter odds and have have Boylesports' extra place on our side.
Alejandro Canizares @ 55/1 Boylesports (SIX places)
The same argument applies to my final pick, who is a bigger price than he was for last week's event. That doesn't add up as the young Spaniard would be lining up here as the French Open winner had he holed his 20-foot birdie putt on the 72 hole and then not put two shots into the water at the first play-off hole. And that form was no flash in the pan either as he has posted six top-15 finishes in his last eight events, including second place in Mallorca and third place in the Spanish Open. Hitting over 70% of greens in regulation helps to explain that run of success and a second win on the Tour cannot be far away.
Bubbling Under: Kenneth Ferrie (150/1 Totesport)
Bounced back to form with third place at Wentworth and would have posted another top-five finish but a disastrous 9 on the 72nd hole. Tied-17th here last year, he could easily run into a top-10 finish at 12/1 with Totesport.
Punters Beware: Phil Mickelson
Lefty is making his traditional preparation for the Open by playing this event but has yet to win it in six attempts and I don't think Totesport have anything to worry about by offering money back on losing bets if he triumphs!
Thomas Bjorn 1pt each-way @ 50/1 Paddy Power (1/4 odds, six places)
Danny Willett 1pt each-way @ 60/1 Boylesports (1/4 odds, six places)
Alejandro Canizares 1pt each-way @ 55/1 Boylesports
Kenneth Ferrie Top-10 Finish 1.5pts @ 12/1 Totesport