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The 7,200 yards long, par 72 tight, tree-lined Woburn Marquess course hosts this event which has been newly restored to the Tour rota after languishing in the wilderness for a number of years. Ian Poulter hosts the event and he is one of a number of top players who are completing this week. The playing characteristics of the course resemble Wentworth, venue of the BMW PGA event in May, in many ways.
OUTRIGHT: Jamie Donaldson, 0.5 pts win and place 20/1 (1/4 Odds 6 places)
Donaldson figured strongly until the business end of the Dunhill Links last week but overall that performance heralded a welcome return to form for Donaldson who will be keen now to pick up Ryder Cup points having tasted such personal success at Gleneagles last year. The course ought to suit his game ok and he should be favoured as he has stronger incentives than most this week.
OUTRIGHT: Matthew Fitzpatrick, 0.5 pts win and place 33/1 (1/4 Odds 6 places)
With three top five finishes in his last seven starts Fitzpatrick is one of the Tour’s hottest young properties right now and is surely on the cusp of his maiden Tour win. That may come this week as his best performances have come on tighter tracks such as this one.
OUTRIGHT: David Horsey, 0.5 pts win and place 55/1 (1/4 Odds 6 places)
Unlike Fitzpatrick Horsey has won on Tour this season, winning the Made in Denmark event in August. He followed that up with a third place finish in Russia a few weeks later and subsequently a top ten finish last week in The Dunhill Links. As a player who thrives on tighter tracks he ought to be in his element this week and looks good value at these odds.