European Masters 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner40/1 Paddy Power
Mike Lorenzo-Vera (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Paddy PowerCoral
Dylan Frittelli (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Betfred

Venue

The Omega European Masters 2017 sees the European Tour make perhaps its most scenic stop, high in the Swiss Alps at Crans-sur-Sierre. This Seve Ballesteros designed layout measures 6,848 yards, plays to a par of 70 and has been adapted in recent years, with additions including new lakes and trees to provide a sterner test, while the high mountain air makes the ball travel further than the players are used to elsewhere. The highlight is the par four seventh hole, which features breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and the Rhone Valley below. The defending champion is Alex Noren, who beat Scott Hend in a play-off after the two men finished three shots clear of the rest of the field, with the Swede claiming his second title here. Other recent champions include David Lipsky, Richie Ramsay, Alex Noren and Bradley Dredge, while Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia have both won this title.

Favourites

Two-time winner Noren is the 10/1 favourite with Coral, who are offering 7 placed for each-way bets, as he bids to secure back-to-back titles in the Alps, with Tommy Fleetwood at 12/1 with Paddy Power – also offering 7 places. The rest of the field are available at odds of 25/1 and above, beginning with the consistent Bernd Wiesberger. Matthew Fitzpatrick, who finished second to Danny Willett here two years ago, is a 28/1 chance at Bet365, with Lee Westwood a 30/1 shot with Betfred.

Tips

TYRRELL HATTON put together a blistering run of form at the end of 2016 and into the first months of 2017 to rise to a career-high ranking of 14th, although he has lost his way over the summer with a run of 6 missed cuts in 7 events. However, the current world no. 28 is too good to continue under-performing for long and his liking for this course could be the spark he needs as the season moves towards its end. Hatton finished third here in 2014 and 2015 and can be backed at 40/1 with Paddy Power.

MIKE LORENZO-VERA has risen more than 150 places in the world rankings since the start of the year and his ninth place in Prague on Sunday was his fourth top 10 of 2017 and his second in four starts, after he was third in the Open de France. The 32-year-old has taken his time to make an impression on the European Tour, but this is already his best season by a distance and he will be playing with added confidence having finished 12th here last year.

DYLAN FRITTELLI‘s first full year on the European Tour has been full of promise and although he suffered a dip in form after his first senior victory at the Lyoness Open, he made the cut at the PGA Championship before sharing 25th place in the Czech Republic last week, as he bounces back from four successive missed cuts. The South African is 31st on the Race to Dubai and has risen into the world’s top 100 for the first time this season. He’s 80/1 at Betfred.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner40/1 Paddy Power
Mike Lorenzo-Vera (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Paddy PowerCoral
Dylan Frittelli (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Betfred