Mallorca Open betting tips: Pieters takes top billing
Odds and preview for this week’s European Tour event
The Iberian swing of the European Tour continues at Golf Santa Ponsa in Mallorca, Spain, this week and we look at the odds to find some Mallorca Open betting tips.
The Mallorca Open is a one-off tournament and is the first European Tour event to be played in Mallorca since the Iberdorla Open in 2011.
This is the last of the six tournaments held on Spanish soil in the 2021 Race to Dubai, with Portugal next on the itinerary.
The par-72, 7,200-yards Golf Santa Ponsa, designed by Folco Nardi in 1977, has hosted European Tour events on six previous occasions. It is a tree-lined course that features plenty of water hazards and the 10th hole is one of the longest par-fives in Europe at 645 yards.
With none of the world’s top 50 taking part – and that includes last weekend’s Andalucía Masters winner Matt Fitzpatrick – this tournament has a typically open look.
Thomas Pieters heads the market at 16/1. He has posted two top-10 finishes in recent weeks – at the BMW PGA Championship and the Dutch Open – but while he missed the cut at the Andalucía Masters last week, he will be a popular pick in Mallorca Open betting tips as he seeks a fifth European Tour win.
Laurie Canter is also worth considering as he has shown terrific touch over the last few weeks. T2 at the BMW PGA Championship, he was also in contention last week with rounds of 65 and 67 but fluffed his lines in the final round with a 76 to finish T4. Canter is capable of backing that for up at odds of 18/1 and can’t be far off a first European Tour victory.
Andrew Johnston, the world number 188, has been playing solidly of late and is 20/1 to win in the Mallorca Open odds.
His T6 at the BMW Open was one of three top-10 finishes this season and he has not been far away at both the Spanish Open (T24) and Andalucía Masters (T15) in the last couple of weeks. He has to be on the Mallorca Open betting tips list.
Spanish golfers generally tend to do well on home soil and the home challenge will be led by Adri Arnaus, who is a 20/1 chance.
Arnaus has been in flying form. He finished second at the Spanish Open, when being downed in a play-off by Rafa Cabrera Bello, as well as finishing 24th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland and 12th at the Italian Open.
At larger odds
Two-time major winner and former world number one Martin Kaymer seeks a 12th European Tour title. The German played well when runner-up in the BMW International in June, and was third in Austria back in April, but his recent form has seen him playing some solid golf, if failing to trouble the leaders.
His T25 at the BMW PGA Championship and T18 at the European Masters highlights his each-way possibilities at 28/1.
Wilco Neinaber has a massive future. The 21-year-old is the longest driver on the European Tour and he is also a good ball-striker around the greens. The South African is 30/1 this week and this course should suit him.
Adrian Otaegui, who landed the 2020 Scottish Championship, is another who should fare well on home soil. He was 13-under at the Spanish Open and is one of the most accurate drivers around, which is a pre-requisite at this course. Otaegui is a 33/1 shot this weekend.
Joost Luiten has been playing solidly without troubling the top of the leaderboard, yet he has been giving himself plenty of chances and he should feel comfortable on this course. The Dutchman, who was T37 at the Andalucía Masters, could be in for another good week and is a 35/1 chance.
Nacho Elvira won his maiden European Tour event at the Cazoo Open and is a compatriot of Arnaus, who will have plenty of home support. He is an 80/1 shot.
Odds and markets correct at the time of publication