Aaron Rai held his nerve to win the Hong Kong Open and land odds of 80/1 for followers of our golf tips.
The 23-year-old from Northampton was one of our three selections for last week’s European Tour event and after setting himself up for victory with a brilliant round of 61 on Friday he completed the job with a steady 69 on Sunday.
Indeed Rai led the way after all four rounds as he collected his maiden European Tour title.
The short layout in Fanling rewards careful placement off the tee and we noted Rai’s excellence in that department over the course of last season. We said: “He particularly stands out this week for his accuracy off the tee – he was fourth in the stats in 2018. Ladbrokes and Betfred are offering him at best odds of 80/1, which looks a great each-way pick.”
Matthew Fitzpatrick finished a shot back in second place and it would be no great surprise if the winner of September’s Omega European Masters collects another victory in the not too distant future.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|