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World Super 6 Perth 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter Uihlein (ew)Tournament Winner22/1Coral
Brett Rumford (ew)Tournament Winner50/1BetfredCoral
Marcus Fraser (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Betfred, Sky Bet

Venue

The ISPS Handa World Super 6 takes place at Lake Karrinyup and replaces the Perth International, which has been held at the same venue for the past four years. It is, in effect, the same event, but the format has been changed – instead of the usual four rounds of stroke play there will be only three, with the field reduced to 24 players after the third round before a six-hole match play tournament on Sunday, which the organisers insist will ‘reinvigorate’ the sport. Sunday’s match play will be played over the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 11th, 12th and 18th holes, with a specially-built 90-yard tie-break hole coming into play if matches end in a tie. The top 8 players after the third round of stroke-play will be seeded into the second round of match play, so the field will be reduced to 16 after the first round. Louis Oosthuizen won here last year.

Favourites

Patrick Reed was expected to be the star attraction at this event, but the World no. 10 has opted to play in Los Angeles instead, so Oosthuizen is the 11/1 favourite at Coral and Sky Bet as he chases a second successive victory at this venue. Sweden’s Alex Noren is a 12/1 shot with the same firms, ahead of the 2015 Perth International winner Olesen and the in-form American Peter Uihlein – both available at 22/1 with Coral. Rookie Jordan Smith has made a promising start to his European Tour career and is at 28/1, with the rest of a weaker than usual field priced at 33/1 and beyond.

Tips

Peter-UiheinPETER UIHEIN has posted two top 10s from his four appearances so far in 2017, including a share of 5th at the Dubai Desert Classic and although a wayward second round cost him dear in Malaysia last week his overall game looks in good shape. Fourth last year and 9th a year earlier, he can get in the mix again. Place terms reflect the nature of this new event, paying out on the four semi finalists rather than the usual top 5, but he’s worth a bet at 22/1.

Brett-RumfordBRETT RUMFORD wasn’t too far off the pace at the Australasian Tour event last week and despite a poor run towards the end of the last European Tour season he deserves some respect this week. The 39-year-old won the most recent of his five European titles in 2013 and has drifted in and out since, but he was 5th at the Australian PGA Championship in December and has a good record here – finishing 6th, 19th and 7th on his last three visits.

Marcus-FraserIt will be a year this weekend since MARCUS FRASER earned his third European Tour title in Malaysia and although he hasn’t made much of an impression since, he does usually make the cut and he was 10th in Hong Kong in November on one of his most recent outings. He’s played here three times, finishing 15th, 15th and 18th and each one of those placings would have been good enough to get him into Sunday’s free-for-all here.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter Uihlein (ew)Tournament Winner22/1Coral
Brett Rumford (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Betfred, Coral
Marcus Fraser (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Betfred, Sky Bet