Golf tips: European Tour top tips and betting preview

RORY McILROY headlines a comparatively robust area because the European Tour heads to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks.

The event itself is all the time a particular one for 2 causes. Firstly, the 4 days will probably be performed over three programs. All gamers will play one spherical at every of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns earlier than the top 60 head again to St Andrews for a Sunday shootout.

Rory McIlroy leads a strong line up in Scotland

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Rory McIlroy leads a robust line up in Scotland

Secondly, it is going to be a Professional-Am format the place celebrities and amateurs alike pair up with the professionals to struggle it out for a separate trophy.

From Luis Figo to Wladimir Klitschko, Sir Steve Redgrave to Ronan Keating – there might be no scarcity of selfie alternatives.

All three tracks are hyperlinks, because the event identify suggests. This implies the hyperlinks specialists on the market may have a bonus with their huge array of photographs and immense endurance. The climate is more likely to play an element this week which solely advantages these guys extra.

Though event type is beneficial to take a look at, the important thing to this week is coming in enjoying nicely. Teeing it up on three totally different programs will permit little time for rhythm or intricate course administration. Gamers will must be discovering greens commonly and holing loads of putts, particularly with simpler pin positioning for the amateurs.

We anticipate the rating to be one other low one with Tyrrell Hatton profitable final season’s version at a rating of -23. Not since 2008 has the title been gained with a rating lower than -17.

Shane Lowry – 20/1

The Irishman is among the greatest within the recreation in relation to hyperlinks golf. Lowry has made this occasion a everlasting fixture in his calendar for that actual cause. Unsurprisingly, he’s not completed outdoors the top 20 within the final 4 years right here. He has a better of third in 2013.

With Rory McIlroy battling damage and Tyrell Hatton dealing with the pressures of being reigning champion, Lowry is the standout on the top of the betting market. Importantly, he involves Scotland in nice type after ending seventh on the British Masters. He ranked 1st for the week in GIR and ranked equally in Portugal. If the putts begin dropping Shane Lowry will go shut.

Martin Kaymer – forty/1

Having had a quiet few months, the double-main winner registered a T20 final week on the British Masters the place he ranked degree first in GIR. As a former Alfred Dunhill champion, this makes for good studying.

His hyperlinks expertise speaks for itself with three top 12 finishes within the Open and 4 top seven finishes at this occasion. A no brainer this week given his love for the event.

Martin Kaymer is being tipped at 40/1

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Martin Kaymer is being tipped at forty/1

Marc Warren – sixty six/1

Warren earned his stripes with us a few weeks in the past as we backed him at one hundred fifty/1 on his approach to a runner-up end in Portugal. He adopted that up with a T15 end on the weekend which means he has jumped over 200 locations within the World Rankings.

The Scot has two top 5 finishes on the Alfred Dunhill which rank has two of the perfect finishes of his profession. He will probably be no stranger to hyperlinks golf and crucially tee-to-inexperienced he’s enjoying nearly as good as ever.

Warren ranked nineteenth in England and 4th in Portugal within the GIR column.

Ryan Fox – sixty six/1

A somewhat instinctive decide however Fox has all of the elements in his locker to go low this week. Ryan’s lengthy recreation ought to permit him to reap the benefits of the extensive hyperlinks fairways.

The final time we noticed the Kiwi in Scotland he completed T4 on the nationwide Open which adopted a T4 on the Irish Open.

Two occasions that may maintain him in good stead for this week. These finishes allowed him to interrupt into the world’s top one hundred.

He ranks twenty seventh in scoring common for the season and is simply surpassed by Rory McIlroy on the subject of distance off the tee. An thrilling worth if he can rekindle his Summer time type.

Joakim Lagergren – eighty/1

In solely two begins on the Alfred Dunhil, Lagergren has completed 4th each occasions. With type like that the Swede will turn out to be a event specialist earlier than lengthy.

Regardless of not contending in current tournaments he’ll take loads of confidence from his T9 on the KLM Open three weeks in the past. He ranked contained in the top 10 in placing stats which he might want to emulate in Scotland if he’s to go shut.

Scott Jamieson – 200/1

A few strong performances within the final two weeks have proven us sufficient to make him our outdoors tip of the week. He ranked 4th putts per spherical on the British Masters and was 4th in GIR in Portugal.

In each occasions he completed contained in the top 35. A better of seventeenth in his earlier begins right here is sufficient to present he can get it completed on all three programs.


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RORY McILROY headlines a comparatively robust area because the European Tour heads to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks.