Cazoo Open betting tips: Wallace wizardry in Wales
Odds and preview for the European Tour event
The European Tour’s Race to Dubai returns to The Celtic Manor Resort this week and we have scrutinised the big field for some potential Cazoo Open betting tips.
The tournament was included in the schedule for the first since 2014 last year and was won by Romain Langasque. Previous winners include Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Joost Luiten and Alex Noren.
The Twenty Ten hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. It is a tough course, measuring 7,087-yards, and there are plenty of trees and thick rough while water comes into play on nine holes.
None of the world’s top 50 are taking part in the post-Open Championship tournament, which boasts a 144-player field.
Matt Wallace may have missed the cut at the Memorial and US Open but his third at the Texas Open and his T6 at Wells Fargo underlines his ability.
The four-time European Tour winner still has Ryder Cup ambitions and had a good T26 finish at the Scottish Open before finishing 16 shots behind Open Championship winner Collin Morikawa, with a T40 one-under finish. He heads the Cazoo Open betting tips at odds of 8/1.
Sam Horsfield is looking to rediscover last season’s great form which saw him win the Hero Open and Celtic Classic, where he finished two strokes ahead of Belgium’s Thomas Detry to claim a second European Tour title in the space of 14 days.
His form is solid, too, posting a fair T49 at the PGA Championship and a respectable three-over T67 at the Open Championship.
Horsfield has the course form and is next best on the list at 11/1 in the Cazoo Open betting tips.
South African Justin Harding helped set the early pace at Royal St George’s with an opening-round three-under 67 and he stayed in contention, finishing with T19 four-under despite going two over in his final round.
Harding was a disappointing T44 in this event last year but his putting has improved and he comes here in better form and is a 14/1 chance.
Last year’s Scottish Open champion Aaron Rai was T19 at the Open Championship and arrives on a high after a solid showing at Sandwich.
That came on the back of a decent nine-under T35 in his defence of the Scottish Open title.
Rai is 16/1 to win at Celtic Manor this week in the Cazoo Open betting tips.
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Connor Syme led after four of the eight rounds played in last year’s Welsh Open and, like Rai, had a decent Scottish Open and Open Championship, posting a nine-under T35 finish.
The Scot, who has three top-20 finishes on the European Tour this year including a third in the Kenya Open in March, is a 33/1 chance.
Although he missed the cut at the US Open, Matthew Southgate has been flashing some solid form, including a T2 at the Porsche European Open, and his 10-under T26 finish at the Scottish Open means he should give a good account if maintaining that level of form. He has the game for this tough course and is a 33/1 shot.
Runner-up at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in November and with three subsequent top-20 finishes on the European Tour this year – including a T7 at the Scandinavian Mixed – Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura has shown enough to think he won’t be long in winning.
The 28-year-old is 40/1 to win this week.
The Cazoo Open betting tips shortlist also includes Wade Ormsby, who looked to be running into a fair bit of form when posting a 13-under T12 finish at the Scottish Open. He is priced at 45/1.
Richard Mansell is still seeking a first European Tour win and having finished second on the EuroPro Tour Rankings in 2019, he would hope he won’t be much longer in breaking his duck.
Outside of a disappointing third-round 76 at the Open Championship, he played well on the whole and his final round of 69 for a six-over T74 finish will have given him confidence. Mansell is a 70/1 chance this week.
Last year’s British Masters winner Renato Paratore was T31 at the US Open and his solid five-under at the Scottish Open also reads well. The young Italian is an 80/1 shot.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publishing