The Scottish Open 2018, Outright Preview

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The Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian will play host to the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and we take a look at the latest stop on the European Tour from a betting angle.

With The Open Championship now just a week away this event offers some golfers their last opportunity to qualify.  It also gives some of the big names a final run out before the 3rd major of the year and we have certainly had some big name winners in recent seasons.

Gullane is a par 70 layout and with narrow fairways and pot bunkers scattered all over the course players will have to be accurate off the tee.  It is a links layout so weather can certainly be a factor and it certainly provides ideal preparation for next week’s Open Championship.

The 2014 champion Justin Rose tops the betting boards at 9/1 with 2015 champion Rickie Fowler 1 point behind him in the betting at 10/1.  You can get 16/1 and better the balance.

 

 

Past Winners (often at different courses)

2017 – Rafael Cabrera Bello -13*

2016 – Alexander Noren -14

2015 – Rickie Fowler -12

2014 – Justin Rose -16

2013 – Phil Mickelson – 17 *

*Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Rose 9/1

Fowler 10/1

Hatton 16/1

Reed 18/1

Matsuyama 20/1

22/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

Selections:

Russell Knox each way at 22/1

Last week’s winner Knox is playing some excellent golf and has now finished 1st and runner up in his last 2 starts.  He also has some course form with a top 10 finish here in 2015 and while he certainly takes on a quality field here I am happy to back him given where his game is at the moment.

 

Tyrrell Hatton each way at 16/1

I am including a couple of players near the top of the boards this week as it is a tournament where the top players tend to thrive.  Hatton finished just outside the top 20 here in 2015 and his game is coming back to its best after a disappointing run of missed-cuts with a top 10 and a top 20 in his last 2 starts.

 

Eddie Pepperell each way at 100/1

Pepperell finished in the top 5 here in 2015 and his recent form has been a bit poor but he is an inconsistent player and has won on tour in recent times and may just surprise.

 

Dylan Frittelli each way at 66/1

I am throwing the South African into my staking plan again as I have seen something in his game in recent weeks that suggests to me that he is returning to top form and I am hoping he wins soon at a nice price.  Frittelli has finished in the top 15 the last two weeks and while he doesn’t have course form he does play very well on links layouts.

 

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