Just because the FedExCup Playoffs are in the books doesn’t mean there’s not still meaningful golf being played — or good money to be won! You just need to know where to look.
Enter the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship — the European Tour’s version of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Replete with some of the game’s biggest names and Europe’s biggest celebrities, the Dunhill has become one of the marquee events on the European Tour.
With fall knocking on the door, it’s beginning to feel like the holidays are coming — so if you want to have some extra scratch for the holiday season (bare with me, I know this segway is a stretch) then you’d better get a hot hand going soon, before there’s no more golf to bet on.
So — if you’re like me and you’re looking for some can’t-miss picks to bring home the for yourself, get your pencils ready and take notes: Golfstradamus is back!
Matthew Fitzpatrick (30/1) – The next big thing on the European Tour is Matthew Fitzpatrick. After a stellar amateur career, the young Englishman has been tearing up the European Tour lately, collecting three top-3 finishes in his last six starts. If you believe in trends, then you’ve got to be looking at Fitzpatrick this week at the Dunhill. At 30/1, you could be very happy next Monday.
Tyrrell Hatton (80/1) – After back-to-back top-5 finishes, Tyrrell Hatton looked like he was the next in line to capture his first career win on the European Tour — but his last two starts have seen a bit of a fall off. However, at 80/1 this week, I’m not afraid of putting a couple shekels on him this week and neither should you.
Ollie Schniederjans (100/1) – Speaking of guys who’ve been on a roll — well, never mind. Ollie Schniederjans hasn’t exactly been red hot, but he did have a great showing at the Open Championship in July as an amateur and has now made a few starts as a professional. I’m still very high on Schniederjans potential and think he can win in the near future. I don’t necessarily think he’s going to win this week, but at 100/1 he’s certainly worth a small bet. There’s nothing like making four figures for a $10 bet (for instance).
Danny Willett (20/1) – Now that I’ve talked about three players who are longer shots, here are two favorites. The first is Danny Willett, who — you may not know it, but — is currently second in the Race to Dubai standings as the second leading money winner on the European Tour in 2015. He won just a few weeks ago and has every opportunity to do it again this week — especially considering how well he played at St. Andrews in July.
Bernd Wiesberger (25/1) – The second “favorite” this week I’m looking at is Bernd Wiesberger. While Weisberger hasn’t quite found the form he had early in the year, he did win in July at the Alstom Open de France and and has been playing solid straight though all year. His last two appearances in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship have resulted in two top-15 finishes, too. All of this — and 25/1 money — is enough to make me give him a second look.
There you have it, friends and degenerate wagerers. As always, I can only make suggestions and you’re going to do what you want to. All I can say is good luck and to go and choose wisely…
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