Canary Islands Championship Betting Tips: Back-to-back events provide useful form guide
Preview and Odds for this week’s European Tour event
The European Tour remains in Tenerife this week for the Canary Islands Championship, the final leg of a three-tournament swing in the Spanish archipelago.
It is the fourth time in the post-lockdown era that a course has staged back-to-back events, so what can we learn from the double-headers in Wales, Cyprus and Kenya in terms of Canary Islands Championship betting tips?
At Celtic Manor, Romain Langasque won the Wales Open despite not playing in the preceding event, but runner-up Sami Valimaki was sixth the week before and Connor Syme was eighth and third.
In Cyprus, the format changed from 72-hole strokeplay to a “showdown” concept at Aphrodite Hills, but Robert MacIntyre was third and first and Callum Shinkwin first and fourth.
In Kenya, Justin Harding won the first event at Karen Country Club and held the 54-hole lead the following week before fading to 14th, while fellow South African Jacques Kruyswijk was fifth both weeks.
Burmester eyeing repeat success
It was another South African, Dean Burmester (pictured above), who tasted success in Tenerife on Sunday, a flawless closing 62 giving him a total of 25 under par and a five-shot winning margin.
The low scoring came as no surprise given that Costa Adeje is a resort course which usually features six par-fives and the professionals took full advantage, even with the eighth hole made into a par four measuring 560 yards.
Winning consecutive events is never easy, but a flying start to Sunday’s final round meant Burmester’s victory was relatively stress-free and that is reflected in a price of 14/1 to claim a third European Tour title.
England’s Laurie Canter (below) is still seeking his maiden victory after a number of near-misses, including in last year’s Italian Open when he opened with a round of 60.
Canter, who was also fifth in a far stronger field in the season-finale in Dubai, was 48th last week in his first event since March but is 22/1 to make an improved showing second time around.
Available at the slightly higher price of 25/1 is the aforementioned Sami Valimaki, who won last year’s Oman Open in just his sixth start on the European Tour.
Coincidentally, Valimaki finished alongside Canter in Dubai after four straight rounds of 69 at Jumeirah Golf Estates and the 22-year-old finished just outside the top 20 in Tenerife.
With Coral paying seven places it is also worth looking at players further down the market, with Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez priced at 50/1.
Like Canter, Garcia Rodriguez is seeking a first win at this level but has claimed three victories on the Alps Tour, was 10th in the Hero Open last year after an opening 62, finished fourth and 14th in Kenya and was only let down by a closing 70 last week.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication