BMW PGA Championship – betting tips 30

The BMW PGA Championship is traditionally the European Tour’s flagship event and although the organisers must be ruing the fact Rory McIlroy had to pull out with injury there are still plenty of star names. More and more of the top Europeans are dedicating themselves to the PGA Tour but the likes of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are supporting their ‘home’ tour this week and sit atop the betting. Wentworth has undergone numerous changes in the last couple of seasons and this year players face remodelled bunkers and completely new greens. By all accounts the course is in fabulous condition but over the years it’s been difficult to find […]

Dean & Deluca Invitational – betting tips 26

The PGA Tour stays in Texas this week for the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Golf & Country Club. Jordan Spieth bids to defend the title he won twelve months ago but contrived to miss the cut last week and the change in putter seems an overreaction to some indifferent form.  Amazingly Jon Rahm heads the betting, which is a measure of his meteoric rise along with the lack of strength in depth in the field. The Spaniard is a class act but I think the title might be heading to another elite ball-striker in the shape of Jason Dufner. Twice a runner-up at Colonial he finished T6 last […]

Byron Nelson – betting tips 50

This is the final year that the Four Seasons Resort hosts the Byron Nelson before it moves to Trinity Forest in 2018. Thankfully we have nine years of course data to go on before the form book gets ripped up. A par-70, it tests every facet of your game and is a fair all round test. That has led to an eclectic honours board but the one common thread has been scoring average. The median (end of season) rank of the last nine winners is 22nd and that is a sensible place to start. Dustin Johnson looms large at the head of the market but there isn’t a huge amount […]

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Open de Portugal – betting tips 17

The Open de Portugal is not an event to go mad about. It is a dual-status Challenge Tour and European Tour event but with the prize on offer I’d call this a Challenge Tour with benefits. Morgado G&CC in the Algarve hosts and like many Challenge Tour events expect the scoring to be low. Looking through the field a couple of names stand out. Rhys Davies is an excellent putter who can go extremely low but for some reason I can’t pull the trigger and am draw to Jeff Winther instead. The 29-year-old has done well from limited starts on the European Tour this season and is 4/5 in cuts […]