Last week was a let down in end as both Quiros and Watson did well in each tour but couldn’t convert despite hitting some low odds. Watson held on for a place but it really was a case of what could have been. Quiros meanwhile is driving well but the rest of his game was a big let down when it mattered.
We head to Austria for the European Tour this week. Its one of those weakish events bordering on being a challenge tour event. 5th year at this course notable for its tight greens. This course has seen the event pick up and the winners haven’t been all that bad since the event moved here. Accuracy off tee is rewarded here as will finding the greens as a result.
Gary Stal 66/1 bet365 – Played well at Wentworth. Has good GIR and driving stats. Actually won on the challenge tour in Austria before so why not open up at the next level.
Eduardo De La Riva 35/1 bet365- Another good showing at this track last season gives hope of a repeat here. Has not been too far off at times this season and very accurate off the tee.
Florian Fritsch 80/1 bet365 – Given a sponsors invite as a German Speaker. Doesn’t travel much these dues despite been a former Us College golfer so could take advantage of a local event.
Michael Hoey 33/1 bet365 – Can thrive in these lower class events. Normally gets a win a season and funny enough has probably had better results overall this season but not had that key win.
And to the US PGA Tour,
Fedex St Jude Classic:
One week to the US Open as we head to the St Jude Classic, same course since the 80s and same spot in the schedule for 7 years so plenty to go on. Though par 70 course with many traps and tricks. A test of accuracy and scrambling will test those stats along with length off the tee becoming more important than it once was.
Paddy Power paying 6 places this week.
Luke Guthrie 90/1 winner – Slow start last week but impressive from then on. Another who has booked his place at the US Open to begin the week. Small bet given odds.
Thorbjorn Olesen 80/1 bet365- A first timer here, had an 8th at Memorial and one of best young players coming from European Tour. There is no doubt about his talents.
Harris English 28/1 paddy power – Defending champion and a quality ball striker. A little bit more from him this week would deliver so hard to leave him out of the calculations.
David Hearn 66/1 betvictor – Not far off getting his maiden tour win. Comes in with 5 cuts made and some decent form. Best finish from 3 visits here last year.
Martin Flores 66/1 Betfair sports book – 3rd at Quail Hollow recent enough, course and conditions should be too his liking to go strong and worth small favour.
Michael Thompson 95 Betfair (20 place)- Could see his shoot making thrive here. His game is in decent shape and he has liked par 70s in the past.
Robert Garrigus 66/1 betvictor – Nearly won this few years back and as such course suits him rightly. Not playing too badly right now and could see him back to his best at this course.