Omega European Masters: Looking for a longshot
With the PGA Tour taking the week off, I’ve decided to dabble a little bit in Europe.
The European Masters has been held Crans-sur Sierra in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in some form since 1939.
The tournament set up is pretty short by normal tour standards, coming in at a little over 6,800 yards for a Par 70 while being played at an altitude of nearly 5,000.
Alex Noren comes into the tournament as the favorite at 9/1 with Tommy Fleetwood close behind at 11/1. A handful of other guys come in at between 25-28/1 including Lee Westwood.
I’m going to be firing at a few longshots who either come in with some good form or have played this course well in the past.
Paul Dunne starts my card at 50/1. The 24-year old from Ireland missed the cut in his only appearance here last season, but has been playing solid golf recently. He’s made five of his last six cuts with three results in the Top 16.
I also like Chris Paisley at 90/1. Paisley is another player who hasn’t played well in a couple of starts here, but with a third and an eight place finish in his last two tournaments, I’ll fire base on the recent form.
Two more players caught my eye at the 100/1 number. Tom Lewis and Jazz Janewattananond are both coming into the tournament in fine form. Lewis was third last week, while Jazz is still looking for that breakthrough in Europe, but does have a couple second place finishes in Asia recently.
I’m going to go way down the board for three more plays. Matteo Manessero (175/1), Ashun Wu (275/1) and Romain Langasque (300/1) all have a few things going for them. Manessero was ninth last week and does own a third place finish on the course. Wu’s form is starting to turn around with top 25 finishes in his last two starts. Langasque has struggled this season, but is heading back to a course where he finished seventh last year, so maybe that form will return at a place he’s had success.
Dunne 50/1 (.7)
Paisley 90/1 (.4)
Lewis 100/1 (.35)
Jazz 100/1 (.35)
Manessero 175/1 (.25)
Wu 275/1 (.25)
Langasque 300/1 (.25)
I’ll also be pairing each pick with a top 5 for a total exposure of 5.1 units for the week.
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. One of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
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