Golf Betting Tips – Portugal Masters
This week’s free golf betting tips for the Portugal Masters, the European Tour event hosted at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura.
A 130 man field headed by Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters has pitched up in the Algarve this week for the Portugal Masters. The Arnold Palmer designed 7,146yd Par 71 track has been the venue for this event since its inception in 2007 and is essentially a resort course with wide fairways and generous undulating greens.
It is quite exposed and features several well-placed water hazards, especially on the risk and reward Par 5 17th hole and the very demanding Par 4 final hole (in-running punters take note). With players like Eddie Pepperell trying to secure their Tour privileges in the last full event of the season, this will no doubt be a tension-filled few days in the Algarve for some of the field.
Previous winning scores around here indicate this is very much a birdie fest, backed up by an 18 under winning score in soft conditions in the rain-shortened 36 hole renewal in 2014. This track sets up perfectly for a powerful/aggressive type of player with a warm putter. The forecast is a bit mixed for the tournament, with sunny skies and light breezes for the first two days, followed by more unsettled conditions and more breeze (10-15mph) over the weekend.
We had another successful golf betting tip last week with Alex Noren landing the nap at 18/1, so let’s see if we can go close again.
Golf betting tips for the Portugal Masters
Nicolas Colsaerts 28/1 E/W Bet365
The Belgian Bomber Nicolas Colsaerts is a player who is ideally suited to this forgiving resort type layout and he is our first golf tip this week. The ultra chilled character, nicknamed The Dude by his fellow players, has already posted three Tied 3rd finishes this season and despite some patchy recent form, he is a big tip to contend again this week. He had a great chance to shoot 59 here in the rain-affected 2014 renewal only to be denied by a last hole lip out, but still finished runner-up to Alexander Levy. I watched him play some decent typically swashbuckling golf at The Grove last week, and three sub 70 rounds show his game is still in decent nick. In a really weak renewal, he looks a solid each-way tip.
Renato Paratore 60/1 E/W 7 places (1/5 the odds) Paddy Power.
The second tip this week is the Italian teenager Renato Paratore, who has the distinction of not only being the youngest player on Tour, but also the quickest player. The 19-year-old finished Tied 7th in the recent Dunhill Links earning his first six-figure cheque and backed it up with a highly respectable Tied 22nd last week at the British Masters. He made the cut here on his course debut last year and this type of test should be ideal for his powerful attacking style of play. With the added motivation that a high finish here is likely to seal his place at the end of season jamboree in Dubai, this rising new star of Italian golf looks overpriced in this quality of field and another worthy each-way tip.