Dutch Open betting tips: Pieters favourite for title
Odds and preview for the four-day tournament
A staple of the European Tour since 1972, the Dutch Open takes place at Bernardus GC in Cromvoirt this week and we look at the odds to find some Dutch Open betting tips.
The defending champion is 2017 Masters winner and Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia, who won the 2019 edition by one stroke from Nicolai Hojgaard.
Previous winners include Ashun Wu, Romain Wattel, Joost Luiten (twice) and Simon Dyson (three times).
The Dutch Open, a nomadic event, debuts at Bernardus, which is a par-72, 7,200-yard course designed by Kyle Phillips.
It may be worth noting this has not been a lucky event for those high in the betting market in recent years, with Wu triumphing at 125/1 in 2019 and Wattel at 175/1 in 2017.
Thomas Detry will be smarting from his disqualification in the BMW Championship at Wentworth.
The Belgian was lying 11th in the European Points List and would have forced his way into the Ryder Cup team had he won the BMW Championship.
Yet after putting himself in contention at five-under-par after round two, he signed a wrong scorecard.
He is still waiting for a maiden win on the European Tour, after a pair of runner-up finishes at the European Open and Scottish Open, but his turn cannot be far away.
Detry is a 20/1 shot to win in the Dutch Open betting tips.
Detry’s big-hitting compatriot Thomas Pieters is a brilliant ball striker and is the market leader at 12/1.
He won this tournament in 2015 and following his T18 at the Italian Open, he carded two rounds of 66 at the BMW Championship to finish at 15-under and a T9 placing.
It is remarkable that Andrew Johnston has one European Tour victory to his name – that coming over five years ago.
‘Beef’ has had a couple of top-10 finishes in his last five events, with a T9 at the Irish Open and a T6 at the BMW Championship at Wentworth last weekend.
After a stop-start year, he has started to find more consistency and is a 22/1 chance this week.
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Luiten claimed his home title in 2013 and 2016.
He is back on home turf and with a fair T35 at Wentworth, following good displays at the Czech Masters and Italian Open, he could interest each-way punters at 22/1.
New Zealand’s Ryan Fox did not play as well as he can at Wentworth, with a pair of 73s top-and-tailing his tournament, to leave him at two-under par, 17 shots behind Billy Horschel, who became the first American to win a Rolex Series title and just the second to land this event after Arnold Palmer.
Fox is one of the longest off the tee and while his Greens in Regulation stats are not perhaps what they should be, his Putts per Green numbers have steadily increased.
He was in good form at the Czech Masters and the Cazoo Classic and merits respect at 28/1.
Shubhankar Sharma (pictured above) has hit just three rounds over par in his last five tournaments and was a fine T12 in Italy and T9 at both the Cazoo Classic and at Wentworth.
He is playing well enough to think Tour win number three is just around the corner and he is a 33/1 chance.
Chris Wood, despite missing seven cuts in the last nine tournaments, is struggling to find the form that saw him win three European tour titles.
However, he was runner-up here in 2018 and he did not play badly in his second round at Wentworth, which will have helped his confidence. He is a 200/1 chance.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication