Golf Betting Tips: KLM Open
The Fedex Cup takes it’s traditional halfway break this week so, having watched Henrik Stenson snatch defeat from the jaws of victory last week, we’ll try our luck in the European Tour’s KLM Open.
Played on the Kennemer course, as it has been for both the last two years, and between 2006-2009, the tournament offers some decent recent form to assess – and I’m backing four each-way selections and one top-10 bet.
Richie Ramsay 1 point each-way @ 40/1 (Paddy Power) ¼ odds 6-places
The Scotsman may have mixed emotions returning to a tournament he led after 3-rounds last year, only to fall away with a final round 72. However he showed when adding the Trophee Hassan to his CV in March that he can battle under pressure and, with a further four top-10s this year, he could easily get in contention this week around a course he knows he can perform well at.
Max Kieffer 1 point each-way @ 45/1 (Betfred, Stan James) ¼ odds 5 places
The German has added real consistency to his game this season, and returned from a few weeks break with another decent effort when finishing 11th last week. He only managed 22nd here last year, but was another who went cold in the final round – and could easily get into contention in what looks a weaker renewal.
Thomas Pieters 1 point each-way @ 60/1 (Stan James 60/1) ¼ odds 5 places
Delivered on all his previous promise when winning the Czech Masters two weeks ago, and that confidence boost could do absolute wonders for the sweet swinging young Belgian. Finishes of 30th and 22nd the last two years also show his liking for the course, and he could easily take a big-step forward if he’s not been drinking too much in the last fortnight.
Johan Carlsson 0.5 points each-way @ 150/1 and 1 point top-10 @ 12/1 (Betfred)
Owes his 5th in last year’s tournament to a stunning last-round 63, and he can get really hot at times. Played just once (missed cut) in the last 5 weeks, but finished 16th and 9th before his break, and could bounce back.
Damien McGrane 2 points top-10 @ 16/1 (Betfred)
The short-hitting Irishman is an unlikely winner, but deserves to be backed to be in the top-10 on his past performances here which include a 3rd in 2006, 4th in 2007, and 3rd in 2013. He also finished 8th 2 starts back.