The Gary Player Course, DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon plays host to the Hero Indian Open for the third successive year. We take a look at the event and suggest 4 players to take on the bookmakers.
The course is a par 72 layout that can play long and there are a number of tees on each hole meaning organizers can mix things up. Accuracy rather than distance off the tee tends to be an indicator which punters should be looking for as the fairways are narrow and the greens are quite tough to play.
The field is a fairly weak one by European Tour standards given that the WGC event takes place on the same weekend and Jorge Campillo tops the betting at 12/1 at the time of writing with Lahiri 16/1 and 18/1 and better the field. George Coetzee 25/1 and Erik Van Rooyen also 25/1 head up the South African interest.
Past Winners (different venues)
2018 – Matt Wallace -11*
2017 – Shiv Chawrasia -10
2016 – Shiv Chawrasia -15
2015 – Anirban Lahiri -7*
2013 – Siddikur Rahman -14
Jorge Campillo 12/1
Anirban Lahiri 16/1
Jazz Janewattananond 18/1
Victor Dubuisson 20/1
Shubankar Sharma 22/1
Julian Suri 22/1
25/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.
Nacho Elvira each way at 33/1
Elvira does not have much in the way of course form to speak of but he is playing very well at the moment with a pair of runner-up finishes in his last 2 starts.
George Coetzee each way at 25/1
Coetzee finished 8th here in 2017 and he has been in some decent form of late with a runner-up finish and a Top 20 in his last 3 starts.
Maximilian Kieffer each way at 28/1
Kieffer has been in great form with 3 successive Top 15’s including a runner-up finish and a Top 5. He missed the cut in his only start here in 2017, but on current form looks a strong runner in this field.
Scott Hend each way at 55/1
Hend has no course form here with 2 missed cuts in a row, but given that he won last week in Malaysia I am a bit surprised to be getting 55/1 about his chances.
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