Hero Indian Open 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Jorge Campillo (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Paddy Power
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (ew)Tournament Winner30/1Betfair
SSP Chawrasia (ew)Tournament Winner100/1Coral

Venue

The Hero Indian Open 2017, which takes place this week at the Delhi Golf Club, has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour for the past two years, during which time it has been won by Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia, who also finished runner-up to Lahiri in 2015. The par 72 Lodhi course is short at just 6,900 yards and requires careful placement from the tees, as the fairways are lined with dense, mature woodland. It would not look out of place in Surrey, were it not for the searing heat and humidity, which is anticipated to peak among thunderstorms on Friday. Last week was frustrating for our European Tour selections, who finished sixth, 12th and 18th in Tshwane as Dean Burmester cruised to victory.

Favourites

Lahiri, who was runner-up here last year, is the market leader and the only man in single figures across the board – the home favourite is a best price of 9/1 with both Bet365 and Coral. Rafa Cabrera-Bello is an 11/1 chance with Bet365 and BetVictor, with Peter Uihlein at 16s (generally), after some promising performances in recent weeks. George Coetzee, who has missed the cut on three of his last five starts and finished seventh on the other two, is at 25/1 with BetVictor, while Jorge Campillo is at 28/1 with Paddy Power after he was runner-up in South Africa at the weekend.

Tips

Jorge-CampilloJORGE CAMPILLO‘s second place on Sunday followed a string of decent results that began with a top 10 finish at the World Tour Championship and the Spaniard merits support this week as he seeks to keep that momentum going. He was 10th in Delhi last year after arriving in similarly good form and, with many of the Tour’s leading names absent, he can prosper in this company. Get those best odds of 28/1 and 7 places each-way with Paddy Power.

Kiradech-AphibarnratKIRADECH APHIBARNRAT has had a couple of weeks off after his back-to-back missed cuts in Dubai and Malaysia but will return to action rested and ready to pick up the form he was showing in January, when he finished 4th in Abu Dhabi and 9th in Qatar. The Thai star was a top 50 player before some poor results last year, but he has the quality to get back to that level and is among the better players teeing it up this week. Get the 30/1 with Betfair.

SSP-ChawrasiaIn the last two years, SSP CHAWRASIA has finished in the top 25 at only three European Tour events, but they include losing a play-off to Lahiri here in 2015 and then returning to Delhi 12 months ago to win by two shots. A string of missed cuts in Europe would suggest that he should be avoided, but he won in Manila on the Asian Tour as recently as November and with his obvious liking for this layout he is worth an each-way punt at the 100/1 and 7 places with Coral.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Jorge Campillo (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Paddy Power
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (ew)Tournament Winner30/1Betfair
SSP Chawrasia (ew)Tournament Winner100/1Coral