This week the PGA Tour takes a rare break as they finished up on the Monday. Stenson finally broke his long duck after he was knocking on the door for so long so long term followers probably just got their money back as his price was proving restrictive, I’m just glad I choose not to take him on in the laying instead I took on a few other market leaders and Garcia over the weekend when he lead. Kuchar 33/1 and Speith 50/1 but took us near full each way returns. Mean while in Europe Bourdy 40/1 delivered another win a 3rd in four weeks for the blog.
Omega European Masters
One of the most scenic tournaments on tour this one. The European Masters dates right back to 1923. It’s been held at the beautiful and picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre since 1939 and it’s been a regular on the European Tour since 1972. In 2009 it became the first event staged on European soil to be co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour so all in all its one of the tours best events. And on a week without a US PGA main event its the focus for us this week
While not easy the par 71 course can be exposed by good players and a winning score of about -16 to -20 will likely win it. Watch out for hole 13 which may be unlucky for some with changes adding lots of water to the front of the green. Key stat for week is GIR. Richard Sterne and Marcus Fraser were two i considered but left out in the end
Brett Rumford 28/1 betvictor (6places) – A T19 here in 2012, T13 in 2010 and the winner in 2007. Comes in off a tied 8 last week. Wins came back to back so holds his form well. One o the best putters in this field too which will come into play down stretch.
Peter Ulhein 40/1 betvictor (6places)- He once again went close last week.Ulhein has six top 10s on Tour this season, including a win at the Madeira Islands and a 2nd last week in Wales. His game should be suited to here.
Soren Kjeldsen 60/1 bet365- Can drive well when its going right and his good short game should be suited to this course. excellent Sunday in Wales provides positive signs.
E Grillo 80/1 various – Has finished T18 at the Wales Open and T6 at the Johnnie Walker Championship 3rd in Greens in Regulation ranking. Argies have a good record in this too probably due to similar lay outs to home