The 2018 Hong Kong Open, Outright Preview

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The Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling is once again the venue for this week’s European Tour event the Hong Kong Open and we take a look at it from a betting angle.

The Hong Kong Golf Club consists of three courses and two of them make up the course used for this Tournament, namely the New and Eden Courses.  The holes are relatively short with some trouble off the tee and it provides a decent test with birdies on offer but with players unlikely to shoot the lights out.

The field is pretty strong with Tommy Fleetwood priced at 13/2 favourite ahead of American, Patrick reed at 7/1, you can get Garcia 8/1 and 10/1 and better the field.

 

Past Winners

2017 – Wade Ormsby -11

2016 – Sam Brazel   -13

2015 – Justin Rose -17

2014 – Scott Hend -13 *

2013 – Miguel Angel Jimenez -12 *

*Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Tommy Fleetwood 13/2

Patrick Reed 7/1

Sergio Garcia 8/1

Rafa Cabrera Bello 10/1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 12/1

Lucas Bjerregaard 18/1

 

33/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

Selections:

Patrick Reed each way at 7/1

Reed was runner-up in Dubai last week and while he didn’t play here last year, he did have a 3rd place finish in his debut 3 seasons back.  It was a straight choice between Reed and Fleetwood and I think Reed will be the fresher of the pair.

 

Lucas Bjerregaard each way at 18/1

He plays this event for the first time in 3 years but has a runner-up finish and a top 5 to his credit.  A winner on Tour not so long ago, he has been in pretty consistent form although was a bit disappointing finishing outside of the top 40 in Dubai.

 

Justin Harding each way at 90/1

Harding is a regular winner on the Asian Tour and Australians have a good record in this event.  He must have a chance in a field which is perhaps a bit top heavy.

 

Thomas Aiken each way at 70/1

Aiken has been in decent form with a top 10 and a top 20 finish in his last 3 starts.  He is not a regular in this event but did play last year where he finished just outside the top 30.

 

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