The European Tour moves to Perth, Australia for the second running of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Tournament played at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
This event has a unique format with 54 holes of stroke play followed by a match play format and by all accounts last year’s inaugural addition was a big success. Cuts are made in the stroke play after 36 and 54 holes and the top 24 players after 54 holes go through to the match play section with the top 8 qualifying automatically for the quarter-finals and the remaining 16 playing off for the quarter-final spots
The Lake Karrinyup Country Club is a par 72 tree lined layout with wide fairways. The rough is negligible but the greens take some getting used and finding them in regulation could be the key to success here. We collected on this event by backing a local man Brett Rumford at 40/1 last year so here is hoping we will be able to get another winner in what looks a wide open betting heat.
2017 – Brett Rumford
28/1 and better the balance, odds correct at time of writing but subject to change
Thorbjorn Olesen each way at 25/1
Olesen is not in the best of form but he has shown a liking for this course and won here when it was a straight stroke play event a few years ago. He did not feature in the inaugural running of this event in 2017 and I am hoping he can go close this year.
David Lipsky each way at 28/1
Lipsky has been in solid form the last few weeks with a top 20 and a top 10 finish to his credit. He did not play in last year’s event but does have a top 10 finish at the course 3 years ago.
Brett Rumford each way at 33/1
Yes, I am going in again with Rumford who clearly loves the course as he showed last year when leading the stroke play after 54 holes and going on to win the Tournament. He had previously had 2 top 10’s and a top 20 in 3 years on the course. Rumford has not been in the best of nick of late but such is his liking for the venue that I am prepared to ignore that.
Travis Smyth each way 80/1
Smyth is a young Australian who has performed well in his local tour with a top 10 and a couple of top 20’s towards the back end of 2017. He has not been a professional for long and he missed the cut last week in his first outing of the year but in a weak field like this he could really get his year up and running.
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