Golf Betting Tips – HSBC Champions
This week’s golf betting tips are on the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International golf course in Shanghai and the tournament looks like it will be another high-class affair. The Par 72 7,262 yard course will be playing long this year, with the weather forecast warning of plenty of rain before and during the event. Water also plays a large part on the course, with 11 of the holes having water hazards coming into play. Past events have a mix of players that have prospered here, but these possible rain soddened fairways have led me to concentrate on backing players with length in their game. It’s a very fair course, with no ‘tricked up’ elements to it and there’s sure to be another exciting climax to the event.
Past events have a mix of players that have prospered here, but these possible rain soddened fairways have led me to concentrate on backing players with length in their game. It’s a very fair course, with no ‘tricked up’ elements to it and there’s sure to be another exciting climax to the event.
Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson head the event and whilst compelling cases could be made for both, I’m rather put off making Rory one of our HSBC Champions tips because of rumours he is possibly changing to different clubs and Johnson is already looking like a man who has had a hard season.
Golf betting tips for the HSBC Champions
Martin Kaymer 40/1 E/W BetVictor
Kaymer has shown a real liking for this course, winning in 2011 and a top thirty last year, backed up with two top tens in the preceding years. He looked out of sorts at the start of the Ryder Cup but seemed to find his game in the singles which he won and then he backed up his form with a very solid outing in the Dunhill Championship. Whilst he had a break, he usually a very consistent, long driver of the ball and it will be a major plus if he can find the fairways while others are finding the tangly rough. As ever with the German, if the flat stick performs he will go very close and justify the this week’s main golf tip.
George Coetzee 250/1 E/W Stan James (6 places) & Top Twenty Market 9/1 BetFred
I’ve been keeping an eye on Coetzee for a while, and waiting for an event to tip him in. He has taken a while to look like the golfer of old after breaking his ankle last September whilst surfing, but he has started to show glimmers of form recently. He put together four rounds in the 60s last week in Portugal, whilst recording a tied 31st and also tied 25th in the Dunhill. He can really get the ball out there and the track should suit his eye, which seems to be underlined by the 12th place he recorded in 2014. I’m also prepared to back him in the top twenty market and at triple-digit odds for the outright market and a healthy 9/1 in the top twenty market he is worth backing for small stakes for large rewards.
Ross Fisher 66/1 E/W Betfair Sportsbook
Fisher has played some great stuff lately, with two second places in the European Open and the Dunhill Links. He had a poor finish in the British Masters, but I’m prepared to put a line through that effort, as he looked rather crest fallen after going so close to winning in the previous two weeks. He will be fully refreshed now and this is one of his favourite courses. He has recorded a 2nd and a 3rd here and I’m hopeful he will go well again. I’ve been very impressed with his driving this year, long and accurate is right up his alley. If he can make a few putts he should be contending again.