BMW International Open betting tips: Oosthuizen hopes to go one better
Preview and odds for this week’s European Tour event
Louis Oosthuizen will look to bounce back from his latest major heartbreak when he tees up in this week’s BMW International Open.
The South African appeared to be on course to win the US Open at Torrey Pines and claim a second major 11 years on from his Open win at St Andrews until Jon Rahm dramatically holed long birdie putts on the 17th and 18th.
That meant Oosthuizen finished as runner-up for the second major in a row, having been pipped by Phil Mickelson at the US PGA Championship, and the 38-year-old has now been the bridesmaid a remarkable six times in golf’s big four events.
Oosthuizen is 13/2 joint favourite for the title in Munich this week and has form when it comes to bouncing back from disappointment, having won in Malaysia the week after losing a play-off to Bubba Watson at Augusta in 2012.
Having not missed a cut all season and with the best putting stats on the PGA Tour, Oosthuizen is sure to feature in plenty of BMW International Open betting tips.
Hovland has eyes on the prize
One player looking to make up for a different type of disappointment in California last week is Viktor Hovland.
The rising star from Norway was forced to withdraw at Torrey Pines after getting sand in his eye while playing a bunker shot.
Hovland is joint favourite with Oosthuizen at 13/2 in the BMW International Open odds and has missed only one cut in his last 31 events, while he is 11th on the PGA Tour for strokes gained – tee to green, a category likely to be important at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried.
Olesen overdue in Munich
Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen has had three top-10 finishes in his last four appearances in this event, including two as runner-up.
Olesen is also seventh on the European Tour this season for strokes gained – putting and his scoring average of 69.11 is also in the top 10.
Priced at 35/1, Olesen has made the cut in all five of his European Tour starts this season.
Larrazabal seeks German hat-trick
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal has five European Tour titles to his name and two of them have come at this event, in 2011 and 2015.
With three other top-10 finishes here, the layout clearly suits the 38-year-old and Larrazabal can be backed at 60/1.
Two top-20 finishes in his last four events also suggest that Larrazabal’s form is heading in the right direction.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication