EUROPEAN TOUR: Volvo China Open
The 7,300 yard long, par 72 Ian Woosnam designed Topwin course hosts this event for the third time in succession. The course, parkland style with many tree-lined fairways and large, undulating greens, appears to favour longer hitters who can scramble well. Scoring is expected to be low on a course with four par 5s and two driveable par 4s.
OUTRIGHT: Alexander Levy, 1 pt win and place 11/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Levy, no doubt fired up with huge Ryder Cup incentive, maintained his superb start to this season with a win last week in Morocco on a very tough course. With two wins and a tied 3rd in this event in the past four years he is justified favourite on a course that suits his long hitting game.
OUTRIGHT: Bernd Wiesberger, 0.5 pts win and place 18/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Wiesberger had not played particularly well this year until his top twenty place finish at Augusta three weeks ago. That sets him up nicely for this week in an event where he has performed well in the past finishing tied 28th in 2017 and tied th last year.
OUTRIGHT: Benjamin Herbert, 0.5 pts win and place 55/1 (1/5 odds 6 places)
Hebert may well draw some inspiration from his fellow countryman Levy’s win last week in Morocco. Hebert himself had his best performance of the season in Morocco finishing tied thirteenth so must have some hopes of improving on his two previous starts here where he has finished 21T in 16 and 13T in 17