The European Tour takes a step back in quality after recent weeks but the value is still there in Joost Luiten leading the field at Lyoness. In one week we head to America for the US Open so plenty will be trying to sharpen up their game in preparation.
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Joost Luiten has only played this Austrian event twice, winning once and finishing in third place the other time. Now that is a stat to be impressed with as he’s back this week and in with a big chance in a relatively weak field. He’s an ultra consistent player and this is the time of year he comes to the fore, playing well in recent events and also being in contention pretty much all year round. The Dutchman is this week’s number one pick.
Next pick is one of Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup right hand men. Thomas Bjorn hasn’t hit the heights this year but has been trying to refind his form in recent weeks. He started very well in Sweden for the Nordea Masters and fell off the leaderboard in the 4th round with a horrible 82. He’s shown glimpses of his old self and enjoys playing in this event, finishing runner up on his last outing here. The field doesn’t have much depth and he can stamp his authority and experience from the off. I’m also having a small bet on him for first round leader as he came out the blocks firing in Sweden and hopes are he does the same this week.
Only three outright picks this week and I’m having another crack on Mikael Lundberg who I put up last week. He missed the cut, but once again plays at a course where good memories will reappear having won this tournament a few years ago. He is a big price so you don’t need to empty your wallet on him, but confidence will still be high from US Open qualification a week ago at Walton Heath. His game is suited around here and a we could see a surprise from the Swede.
Advised Bets (8 points in total)
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