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BMW PGA Championship 2016 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Lee Westwood (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Coral
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner70/1Betfred
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power

Venue

The West Course at Wentworth was originally designed almost 100 years ago on a beautiful stretch of Surrey heathland, surrounded by woodland and featuring fairways that turn both ways and numerous elevation changes. It was remodelled a decade ago by long-term Wentworth resident Ernie Els, a seven-time winner of the World Match Play Championship at his home course. An Byeong-hun was the shock winner last year, succeeding Rory McIlroy, while Luke Donald was the champion in both 2011 and 2012.

Favourites

Masters champion Danny Willett heads the betting at 14/1 with BetVictor after a decent performance at the Irish Open. Shane Lowry was the runner-up to McIroy here two years ago and is alongside the in-form Scot Russell Knox at 16/1, with course specialist Francesco Molinari a 20/1 chance with Paddy Power – the Italian has been popular in the early betting. Martin Kaymer, Rafa Cabrera-Bello and last year’s winner An are also among the leading contenders.

Tips

Lee WestwoodLEE WESTWOOD has played some sparkling golf on his last couple of outings, finishing as runner-up at the Masters and sneaking into the top 10 at the Irish Open at the weekend, so he should fancy his chances of making an impression on the leaderboard at Wentworth, where he has finished in the top 10 in three of the last six years, including a second place in 2011. He’s as short as 25/1 in places, but Coral are offering a stand-out 35/1, which looks great value.

Eddie-PepperellEDDIE PEPPERELL has been struggling for form this season but finished in a share of eighth at the K Club on Sunday and that should give him a welcome nudge in the right direction. The 25-year-old finished in sixth place here at Wentworth three years ago, which he followed by finishing 21st a year later. At 70/1 with Betfred he looks a great each-way prospect, particularly as they are paying 6 places for each-way bets.

TYRRELL HATTONWe have followed TYRRELL HATTON‘s progress closely over the past year or so and he impressed again in Ireland last week, where he claimed a share of fifth place to continue his fine run of form. He has made two previous appearances at Wentworth, making the cut each time, and he can certainly improve on his previous results of 38th and 46th. Back him at best odds of 50/1 with Paddy Power, who are paying 7 places.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Lee Westwood (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Coral
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner70/1Betfred
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power