Free Golf Tips : Scottish Open & John Deere Classic Previews
It’s just over one week to the Open Championship and, with Rory McIlroy looking sure to miss his chance of adding another Claret Jug to his collection of Major titles, lots of players on both sides of the Atlantic will be looking to find some form this week prior to heading to St Andrews next week.
That’s why we’re dipping our betting toes into both the PGA Tour and the European Tour for the Golf betting tips this week….
John Deere Classic
2 points each-way Zach Johnson @ 10/1 (Betfred, Ladbrokes, Betway) ¼ odds 1-2-3-4-5
This event is probably most famous for being the tournament in which Jordan Spieth gained his first win as a professional, but there’s no player with better form here over the last few years than Zach Johnson whose last 6 appearances here have resulted in finishes of 2/21/3/1/2/2. He traditionally plays well here before playing well in the Open Championship – and he just has to be backed each-way at 10/1.
The Scottish Open
Gullane is the latest of the legendary links courses of Scotland to host the Scottish Open and, though fair weather forecasts suggest the players won’t play the course at its hardest, they’ll still have to be in control of their ball if they want to score well – and 3 players with solid links form look to offer good value bets.
Soren Kjeldson 1 point each-way @ 60/1 (Betfred, Bet365) ¼ odds 1-2-3-4-5-6
The Dane proved his links prowess just a few weeks ago when winning the Irish Open. He took two weeks off after that but has posted finishes of 47th and 15th the last two weeks, and looks to have brought himself back to the boil nicely for an event in which he finished 4th in 2009 and 5th in 2012.
Tommy Fleetwood 1 point each-way @ 45/1 (Bet365) ¼ odds 1-2-3-4-5-6
The young Englishman was brought up on links courses and has also proven himself on the Scottish Links as a professional on more than one occasion. He has twice finished placed in the Dunhill Links Championship, and also won his only European Tour event at Gleneagles. 27th and 11th on his last two outings; he is another who looks to be trying to peak for this week and next week.
Eddie Pepperell 1 point each-way @ 125/1 (Bet365, Paddy Power) ¼ odds 1-2-3-4-5-6
Thought to be every bit as good as his fellow countryman Fleetwood, Pepperell has yet to quite scale the same heights. However, his second-place finish behind Kjeldson in this year’s Irish Open suggests a win might not be far away.