Golf Betting Tip – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
After a pulsating, but ultimately disappointing week for European golf fans, more top class action follows this week with golf betting tips for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. A strong field is headed by six of our losing Ryder Cup team, who will no doubt appreciate the sporting Scottish crowds rather more than the snarling bear-pit they had to endure in Hazeltine. This is one most lucrative events on the European Tour, and this Pro-Am format brings together assorted celebrities with some of the worlds best golfers, and is played over the renowned links courses of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
Depending on weather conditions, St Andrews offers the best chance of a low score, whilst Carnoustie, the longest of the three courses, is definitely the toughest, especially when the wind blows. Kingsbarns is a very exposed track, but without any significant wind can provide plenty of birdie chances for players of this quality. Dry and fairly cool conditions are forecast for the tournament, with breezes of around 15mph all four days.
Previous winners of this prestigious event strongly indicate that this is definitely a week to follow players with plenty of links experience, who also have the patience to cope with 5 hour plus rounds. The celebs are generally in no rush, and the players will be hoping that they have some celebs of a decent standard playing with them. Although Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington both won this event the week after playing in the Ryder Cup, punters should take note both wins were after the euphoria of home victories in 2002 and 2010. Post Ryder Cup fatigue, both physical and mental has to be considered for those pitching up here fresh from Hazeltine.
We landed two of our three tips last week, Brooks Koepka landed the 4/5 odds to be top USA Rookie & Patrick Reed gave us an E/W return on 11/1 odds.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Betting Tips
Tommy Fleetwood 30-1 E/W Paddy Power (1/5 odds 7 places)
My first golf tip this week is Tommy Fleetwood who has shown definite signs in recent starts that he is heading for a strong finish to the season. He has been very candid in recent interviews about how much he struggled with his swing and form in the middle part of the season. Thankfully a change within his coaching team, and a change of bagman to his good friend and fellow pro Ian Finnis has proved the catalyst for some improved performances. His last three starts have resulted in form stats of T10-T7-T13, where his Greens in Regulation stats (GIR) for these events read a mighty impressive 4th in Holland, 1st in Italy, and 3rd in Germany!
He has a stellar links pedigree with a really solid Amateur links record, and has proven with his Tied 5th place finishes here in both 2011 and 2013 and a Tied 2nd in 2014, that he will be well suited to this event. He has the perfect temperament to cope with this Pro-Am format, and if this really impressive ball striker can only hole a few more putts this week, he will be surely in the mix. He has been warming up for this week by playing some social golf last week with his caddie at the renowned West Lancs and Formby links tracks near his Southport home, so expect him to be well prepared for this gig. The Sunday night exchange sharks have snaffled up the bigger prices, but his price still looks decent value in my opinion.
Bernd Wiesberger 18-1 E/W Paddy Power(1/5 odds 7 places)
Another fancy this week is the in-form Bernd Wiesberger, who has really recaptured his form in his last two outings with a runner-up finish in Holland and a fifth place finish in Germany. The big hitting Austrian missed the cut in his first two attempts at this event, but a Tied 12th in 2013, a Tied 14th in 2014, and a Tied 4th last year shows he is finally getting to grips with this quirky format. With doubts surrounding a few of his market rivals, there is just enough juice left in his price to recommend a bet in an open looking betting heat.