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BMW Masters 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter Uihlein (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Stan James
Ross Fisher (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Bet365, BetVictor
Shane Lowry (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Bet365, BetVictor

Venue

The European Tour remains in the Shanghai area this week for the BMW Masters event at Lake Malaren Golf Club, which is being staged for the fourth time and has previously been won by Peter Hanson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and, last year, Marcel Siem. At 7,594 yards this course is among the longest on the tour and features some lengthy par fives, including the 613-yard 15th, so it should favour those who can drive the ball a long way.

Favourites

Justin Rose is the highest ranked player in this week’s field and having won the Hong Kong Open on his most recent appearance at the end of October he is looking for back-to-back titles in this part of the world. The Englishman, who has finished 6th and 4th on his two previous visits to this course, is no bigger than 6/1 (BetVictor).

Henrik Stenson should make light work of the length of this course and the Swede is a best price of 12/1, with Branden Grace an 18/1 chance having shared fifth place at Sheshan last week. Patrick Reed is available at the same price while Danny Willett, who posted a blistering 62 to share third place on Sunday, has been backed in to 22/1 in the early betting (all Bet365) – the same as Sergio Garcia (Paddy Power).

Tips

Peter-UiheinPETER UIHLEIN has finished 13th and sixth in his last two outings so he is bang in form as he arrives for his second visit to Lake Malaren, where he placed in the top five two years ago. The big hitting American can make the longest courses appear short with his average driving distance at over 300 yards, while he is clearly on song around the greens right now. There’s plenty of 33/1 on offer, which makes the 45s with Stan James appear great value.

Ross-Fisher-GolfROSS FISHER might not have the same length off the tee as someone like Uihlein, but he struck the ball particularly well at last week’s HSBC Champions event, where he shared third place to lift himself to 15th in the Race to Dubai. Fisher was second at Lake Malaren 12 months ago having placed in the top 20 in 2012, so he knows his way around this layout and he looks to have a good each-way chance at 50/1 with either Bet365 or BetVictor.

Shane LowrySHANE LOWRY had an off week at the HSBC tournament, but his recent form is otherwise strong. Since beating a high class field to claim the Bridgestone Invitational title in August he has been runner-up at the British Masters and 8th at the Turkish Airlines Open, the latter just a fortnight ago. He’s done well here in the past, finishing fifth in 2012 before placing 16th last year. Bet365 and BetVictor are offering the best odds of 28/1.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter Uihlein (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Stan James
Ross Fisher (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Bet365, BetVictor
Shane Lowry (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Bet365, BetVictor