Czech Masters betting tips: Fox ticks the big-hitter box
Odds and preview for this week’s European Tour event
After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the seventh edition of the Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort gets under way on Thursday as we look at the odds to find some Czech Masters betting tips.
Jamie Donaldson, Thomas Pieters, Paul Peterson, Haydn Porteous and Andrea Pavan are previous winners, while two years ago it was Thomas Pieters who came out on top.
The long, exposed Albatross layout is a dream for big hitters and with the forecast set fair for the 128-player field, it should favour the sluggers.
The superb par-72, 7,467-yards Keith Preston-designed course has plenty of water hazards at the end of each nine. The first six holes are the easiest stretch, so a fast start is essential and there are two easily reachable par-fives (the first and 12th) and two of more than 600 yards (the ninth and 10th).
Sam Horsfield has plenty of power and this course is made for sluggers like him. He won two events last year and has four top-10 finishes this term, along with a T3 in Kenya.
T5 at the BMW International Open and a T6 at the Cazoo Welsh Open on his last outing makes the world number 98 an interesting contender on a course where he finished T3 in 2019. Horsfield is a 10/1 chance in a field that is not particularly deep with the world’s best players all playing in the Northern Trust this week.
The 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett has had a solid, if unspectacular season.
Willett was T33 at the Open Championship on his last appearance and the hope is that a break may have freshened him up. He is not the biggest driver off the tee, but is a 14/1 chance on a track that should suit.
New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, the son of legendary All Black fly-half Grant Fox, also has plenty of power off the tee and was T13 at The London Club.
The world number 181 has put together a useful string of form recently, with a T34 at the Hero Open two weeks ago after a good showing at the Olympics.
This course sets up nicely for him and he comes here with all elements of his game looking in good shape, so he is one to consider in Czech Masters betting tips at 20/1.
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Another with effortless power and the ability to make birdies is Dean Burmester (pictured below).
The 20/1 shot has been in good form this summer, with a victory at the Tenerife Open and top-10 finishes in the Kenya Open and British Masters.
The South African has had a break since his T40 at The Open Championship and he has course form with a T14 here a couple of seasons ago.
Joost Luiten is an exception to the length off the tee stat, with an average of 293.25 yards – 131st on the European Tour in that category.
Yet the Dutchman has been knocking on the door with five top-15 finishes in his last 10 events and he is overdue a win, with his last coming three years ago at the Oman Open. Luiten is a 30/1 chance this week.
Brandon Stone has been struggling of late, with seven missed cuts in his last nine tournaments.
However, the South African world number 119 has a happy knack of finding his form when least expected and his length off the tee might see him find his confidence here.
He merits respect at 60/1 and could offer good value for Czech Masters betting tips.
A winner in Slovakia last year, Rhys Enoch has been largely hit and miss this year.
His T12 at the Scandanavian Mixed was followed by three missed cuts, yet he was solid at the Hero Open and backed that up with a T13 at the Cazoo Classic. His ability to boom it off the tee means the Welshman might be worth considering at 80/1.
Andrea Pavan is struggling to find his form. His last win came at the BMW International in 2019 and he has missed the cut in nine of his 12 events this season.
Yet he won here three years ago and was T3 in 2019, so if any course is likely to bring forth a resurgence of form, it is this one. Pavan is a 200/1 poke as the last of our Czech Masters betting tips.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication