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Turkish Airlines Open 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
George Coetzee (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Paddy Power
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Unibet

All odds quoted are subject to change

Venue

The first tournament of the Race to Dubai final series is the Turkish Airlines Open, which takes place for the second time at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, where Thorbjorn Olesen scored a three-shot victory last November. The par 72 Regnum Carya course measures in at only 6,600 yards and is modelled on traditional British heathland courses. Winding through the coastal pine forest close to the Mediterranean Sea, this venue is all about strategy and finding the correct position on the fairways to attack the greens. Prior to its move to the Regnum resort, this tournament spent three years at the Montgomerie Maxx course, where Victor Dubuisson won twice, either side of a win for Brooks Koepka.

Favourites

Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose were both in the mix in China at the weekend, where Rose emerged victorious by two shots, and the pair lead the betting for this 77-man event, each at best odds of 8/1 with Coral. Tyrrell Hatton has won on two of his last three starts and finished 11th or better on each of the last five, and the world number 17 is a 12/1 chance with most firms in Turkey – with Paddy Power offering 6 places. Matthew Fitzpatrick has also been in decent form and he’s at 20s with Betfred, alongside fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood. The rest of the field are at 28/1 or above, beginning with Bernd Wiesberger and George Coetzee.

Tips

It’s been an up and down season for GEORGE COETZEE, who has recorded nine top 10s alongside nine missed cuts, but his recent form has been strong and he has finished seventh or better at three of his last five tournaments, while also placing 15th at the British Masters. The South African was fifth here a year ago, when a second round of 73 proved his undoing, and can be backed at best odds of 28/1 with Paddy Power and those 6 places each-way.

EDDIE PEPPERELL has climbed more than 350 places in the world rankings since mid-May, gaining extra momentum with his top 20 at the US Open – and he’ll be full of confidence after top 10s on five of his last six starts to push himself into the final series of events on the Race to Dubai. That sequence includes third place finishes in Holland and Portugal, while he was 10th in Italy last time out. As short as 28/1 in places, Unibet are offering stand-out odds of 45/1.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
George Coetzee (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Paddy Power
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Unibet

All odds quoted are subject to change