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Porsche European Open 2016 Betting Preview

Rikard Karlberg (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Betfred
David Horsey (ew)Tournament Winner60/1BetVictor
Nicolas Colsaerts (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Coral


The Porsche European Open makes a second visit to the Bad Griesbach resort in south east Germany, where Thongchai Jaidee won by a single shot from Graeme Storm last year. The event was previously staged at the K Club and then the London Golf Club, before being cancelled in 2010 and returning to the tour 12 months ago. The par 71 Bad Griesbach course measures in at 7,188 yards and features narrow fairways and greens, several of which are protected by water.


Ryder Cup debutant Thomas Pieters, who has finished fourth, second and first in his last three tournaments, leads the betting market at best odds of 10/1 with Bet365 and Betfred. Martin Kaymer, who will join the Belgian in Minnesota next week, is at 11/1 with Paddy Power who are offering 7 places for each-way bets on this event (but 1/5th odds for the place instead of 1/4), while Bernd Wiesberger a 16/1 chance with Betfred and Coral. Beyond that the field looks wide open, with Scott Hend and Alejandro Canizares both available at 30/1 with Stan James and the English duo of Richard Bland and Tommy Fleetwood at 33s with Paddy Power and those 7 places.


Rikard KarlbergRIKARD KARLBERG enjoyed a great run in the early part of the summer, when he recorded three successive top 10s including a second place at the BMW PGA Championship and there have been signs that he has been playing his way back into some form over the last couple of weeks – he was 12th at the Italian Open last week. At 40/1 with Betfred the Swede, who tied for fifth place at this venue a year ago, is our first each-way pick.

David HorseyDAVID HORSEY has hit a real purple patch in the last few weeks, with a share of fourth place at the KLM Open followed by a tie for fifth in Milan and he looks a great each-way bet here at 60/1 with BetVictor given those results and the lack of depth in this week’s field. One negative is that the Englishman missed the cut here last year, possibly taking his eye off the ball after a win in Denmark and a third place in Russia in the preceeding weeks.

Nicolas_ColsaertsAfter three third place finishes this summer, NICOLAS COLSAERTS is ticking along nicely and there are signs that the Belgian can make an impact in Germany this week, especially as recent heavy rain will likely make for wet conditions – favouring the longer hitters in the field. Given that he has played his last three tournaments to an aggregate score of -22 , he should not be anything like as big as the 66/1 offered by Coral, especially when he is a 33/1 shot elsewhere.

Rikard Karlberg (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Betfred
David Horsey (ew)Tournament Winner60/1BetVictor
Nicolas Colsaerts (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Coral