Lyoness Open 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner25/1Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power
Lee Slattery (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Paddy Power
Eduardo De La Riva (ew)Tournament Winner70/1Betfred

Venue

The Austrian Open been held at the Diamond Country Club, near Vienna, since 2010. The 7,417-yard course has been lengthened and includes two long par fives on the closing stretch. Water is the major hazard as the course is built around a large lake – it begins with the toughest hole on the course, a 461-yard par four with a narrow fairway and water on the left-hand side all the way from tee to green. Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg is the defending champion and he can be backed at 110/1 with Coral to retain his title, while notable previous winners here are Joost Luiten and Bernd Wiesberger.

Favourites

Wiesberger was the winner here three years ago and was runner-up to Lundberg last June. The Austrian is a worthy favourite in his home tournament but a best price of 11/2 with Coral is prohibitive. Chris Wood, a 12/1 shot with Paddy Power, is in a two-month purple patch and returns to play this course for the second time, having finished 12th in 2012. The in-form Richie Ramsay and improving Rafa Cabrera-Bello are also well fancied.

Tips

TYRRELL HATTONTYRRELL HATTON‘s form has been sporadic all year, but he has placed in the top 10 in two of his last four events including a fourth placed finish in the testing conditions of the Irish Open a fortnight ago. His two appearances at the Diamond Club have both produced top 20 finishes and the talented 23-year-old should be ready to step up a level in one of the Tour’s weakest fields. He’s 25/1 with Paddy Power, Coral and Ladbrokes.

Lee SlatteryLEE SLATTERY has had good results at this venue in each of the last two years, finishing fourth last year and ninth 12 months earlier, and is heading to Austria on the back of a top 10 finish at the Nordea Masters. The Englishman ended a dismal run of results with a reasonable performance in Ireland a week earlier and looks a juicy each-way price at 66/1 with Paddy Power.

Eduardo De La RivaEDUARDO DE LA RIVA has had some success too on this course and although his form has been poor of late he did finish in the top 10 at the Open De Espana last month. The Spaniard has finished seventh here in each of the last two editions with an aggregate score of 19-under and the odds of 50/1 on offer from a number of firms looks about right. Betfred’s quote of 70/1, therefore, holds plenty of appeal.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Tyrrell Hatton (ew)Tournament Winner25/1Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power
Lee Slattery (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Paddy Power
Eduardo De La Riva (ew)Tournament Winner70/1Betfred