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This week on the European Tour, we have the Lyoness Open – most popularly known as the Austrian Open.
The tournament preceding the US Open is always an interesting one with quite a lot of dark horses that can potentially win it. This will be the third time that this event is ahead of the US Open. There’s not a huge prize purse – but that’s okay. With a poor field, there are plenty of surprises and somewhere where we can hopefully find some value.
Austrian Open 2015 Betting Odds:
- Bernd Wiesberger: 9/2
- Chris Wood: 11/1
- Richie Ramsay: 14/1
- Rafael Cabrera Bello: 18/1
- Maximilian Kieffer: 20/1
- Tyrrell Hatton: 22/1
- Gregory Bourdy: 22/1
- Romain Wattel: 22/1
- Nicolas Colsaerts: 22/1
- Julien Quesne: 28/1
Wiesberger is the heavy favourite and the biggest name on the course. Joost Luiten is skipping it which is a shame as he is perfectly suited for this course. Let’s get to the betting tips:
Austrian Open Betting Tip #1: Daniel Im
Ever heard of Daniel Im? Don’t worry if you haven’t – he usually plays on the Challenge Tour.
Currently ranked #365 in the World, Daniel Im is coming into this on the back of some fine form. He has struggled a lot this year but we noticed him starting to step up his game – and he managed to bang out a win in the Swiss Challenge last time out.
Daniel Im is no stranger to this course either. He has played on it the last two years. He missed the cut 2 years ago, but last year at the Austrian Open he managed to come in 7th.
He’s a long shot bet and we’ll only be doing a quarter unit on him. But he may just surprise us.
Austran Open Betting Tip #2: Lee Slattery
Slattery might just be sneaking into some form.
After a few missed cuts, he managed to get a Top 50 place followed by a Top 10 place last time out.
He’s played this tournament quite a few times – and the last two years he has connected very well. His GIR has improved on this course, and he’s played very solid. He’s had a 9th place and a 4th place in the last two years. He’s a bit of a risk – but then with golf when isn’t it risky? Wiesberger is favourite based mainly on his course form – we like the course form of Slattery here as well.
That’s all we have for this week on the European Tour. Should be a very interesting course and it’s going to be one with a surprise winner we expect. We’d be very surprised if any of the Top 5 favourites win.
Credit to Todays Golfer for the picture.