The Scottish Open 2017, Betting Preview

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The Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland plays host to this week’s European Tour event which takes place a week before the Open Championship.

 

Dundonald is a links course which many of the professionals will be using to hone their game ahead of next week. It is a par 72 course and like many links layouts it plays easily when the weather is calm but can bite when the wind howls and the good news is that there is some wind expected this week and Sunday in particular could be exciting.

Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy head up a strong field that also includes last years Open champion Henrik Stenson.

 

 

Past Winners (often at different courses)

2016 – Alexander Noren -14

2015 – Rickie Fowler -12

2014 – Justin Rose -16

2013 – Phil Mickelson – 17 *

2012 – Jeev Milkha Singh – 17 *

*Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Fowler 17/2

McIlroy 11/1

Stenson 16/1

Noren 18/1

Reed 22/1

Scott 22/1

Kuchar 28/1

 

30/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

Selections:

 

Branden Grace each way at 30/1

Grace is a great exponent of links golf and I am looking for him to have a big week ahead of the Open. He is more than double the price he started at last year which is a reflection that his form is not quite where it was.

 

Tyrell Hatton each way at 55/1

Hatton started the year strong but hasn’t been able to sustain the momentum. I had earmarked him for a good run in the Open and am banking on him finding some form here as he has been on a poor run of late with 3 successive missed cuts.

 

Any Sullivan each way at 33/1

Sullivan has put in some solid efforts of late and looks to be building nicely towards the Open and he has had 3 top 20’s including a top 10 in his last 4 starts.

 

Chris Wood each way at 70/1

He withdrew last week to recover from a wrist injury and I will take a gamble that he is back up to full speed. He loves links golf and has put in some good performances this year.

 

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