BMW International Open 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Joost Luiten (ew)Tournament Winner30/1Betfred
David Horsey (ew)Tournament Winner60/1Paddy Power, Betfair
George Coetzee (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred

Venue

After a third visit in five years to Gut Larchenhof, the BMW International Open 2017 takes place at Munich Eichenried, where Pablo Larrazabal won this event for the second time in 2015. The par 72, 7,181-yard course is certainly not among the more difficult that the professionals will face on the Tour, although there are plenty of water hazards. Eight of the last 17 winners here have shot a total of 20-under or better, including John Daly’s course record -27 in 2001. Henrik Stenson, who was second to Larrazabal at Eichenried two years ago, is the defending champion having won by three shots last year. Stenson won here 11 years ago, while other winners at this venue who will be in this week’s field include David Howell and Martin Kaymer.

Favourites

Sergio Garcia, who has also finished as runner-up to Larrazabal at this event, is the market leader at a best price of 15/2 with Sky Bet, with Stenson at 8/1 with Coral, who are offering 7 places. The remarkably consistent Bernd Wiesberger, who was 16th at the US Open, will be looking to add to the title he won in Shenzhen and is at 16/1 with Betfair and Paddy Power – both with 6 places, while Rafa Cabrera-Bello is at 20/1 at Coral. Tommy Fleetwood further enhanced his growing reputation with a great performance at Erin Hills, and is also 20/1 at Coral, again with those 7 places.

Tips

Joost LuitenJOOST LUITEN has been playing well this season without getting too many rewards – but with his seventh place finish on his last outing in Austria there’s a growing feeling that an eighth career win could be just around the corner for the birdie-machine from Holland. Luiten has finished 11th or better on three of his last four visits to Eichenried, including a share of third place here back in 2010. Back the Dutchman at stand-out odds of 30/1 with Betfred.

david-horseyDAVID HORSEY was the champion at this venue in 2010 and has produced a couple of good performances here since then – and given the recent form he has shown, the Englishman should be shorter than the best odds of 60/1 available with Paddy Power and Betfair, which looks great each-way value with both offering six places on this tournament. Horsey was second in Austria last time out – his third top 10 finish in his last five appearances.

GEORGE COETZEEIt’s been a strange season for GEORGE COETZEE – who either makes his way home on Friday evening or stays in contention all weekend. In his last 13 events, the South African has missed the cut 5 times and finished 14th or better on 8 occasions, including six top 10s. He missed the cut at both the US Open and the PGA Championship, but finished in 4th place in Sweden in between. He’s played at Eichenried only once, when he was third in 2011.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Joost Luiten (ew)Tournament Winner30/1Betfred
David Horsey (ew)Tournament Winner60/1Paddy Power, Betfair
George Coetzee (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred