EUROPEAN TOUR: UBS Hong Kong Open
The Hong Kong Open has been played at the par 70, 6,700 yards long course at Fanling for a number of years now so course form is well established. Accuracy from the tee and with approaches to the large, undulating greens is rewarded here.
OUTRIGHT: Jeunghun Wang, 1 pt win and place 28/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Wang is already a proven tour winner having won the Hassan 11 event in May this year on a course with similar playing characteristics to the Fanling track. He arrives here in good form after a runner up finish in the Nedbank was followed up by a top twenty finish in Dubai, a good effort after two poor opening rounds. All things considered he looks the pick of the favourites this week.
OUTRIGHT: David Lipsky, 0.5 pts win and place 50/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Despite being a model of consistency this season Lipsky has yet to record a tour win but that may change this week. His lone tour win came at Crans in Switzerland on a tight track with many similar characteristics to the Fanling track and with a tied twelfth place finish already here in 2013 his course suitability looks assured. 2 top ten finishes within the past 6 weeks suggest his game is ripe for a win.
OUTRIGHT: Andrew Dodt, 0.5 pts win and place 80/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Dodt is very much a player to follow when on form so can be considered on the back of his excellent display in last weeks Australian PGA Championship where he finished runner up to Harold Varner. He tends to play his best in Asia and prefers tighter tracks with some definition so looks promising here on a track where he has already finished tied eighteenth last year.