European Tour: Omega European Masters
The quirky Crans course hosts this week’s European Tour event. At only 6,800 yards it is one of the shortest courses on Tour. Generally the course has favoured longer hitters who have the advantage of being able to play shorter, controlled approach shots to smallish greens that are shaped like upturned saucers.
OUTRIGHT: Brooks Koepka, 1 pt win and place 35/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Long hitting Koepka has made a very favourable impression since he first burst on Tour two years ago. A top three place earlier in the season in Dubai as well as notable recent performances in both US majors have marked him out as a potential winner in the near future. That may well be this week as he has already shown a liking for this course with a top ten place last year
OUTRIGHT: Mikko Ilonen, 0.5 pts win and place 40/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Ilonen has already won The Irish Open in June of this year and then followed that up with an excellent top ten showing in The USPGA three weeks ago. With his solid recent form in this event, his form figures read 7T 06, 8T 07 and 9T 10, he looks good value to contend this week.
OUTRIGHT: Richie Ramsay, 0.5 pts win and place 45/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Hampered by injury Ramsay has had a very subdued season until last week in Italy where he contended strongly before having to settle for a tied fourth place. Having already won here in 2012 he looks poised for a repeat performance this week.