Last updated October 9th, 2017
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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Golf – Outright Winner Betting
Alfred Dunhill Winner Odds 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/3 odds 1,2.
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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Odds Guide & Betting Tips Preview 2017
While the European Tour may lack the star names, it can certainly match the US for entertainment and drama, as proved by last weekend’s thrilling finish at the British Masters, writes Matt. Winner Paul Dunne is now among the field for one of the most prestigious tournaments around – the Alfred Dunhill Championship, but needless to say there is hot competition.
With Rory McIlroy just starting to hint at his best form, the bookies have their runaway favourite in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship odds this week.
Rory finished in second place at Close House on Sunday, three shots adrift of the winner and for the Alfred Dunhill, he now starts at an industry best price of 6/1 with Betfred. Clearly there were hints that the Northern Irishman is getting back to his best and closing rounds of 64 and 63 certainly give McIlroy momentum coming into Thursday.
He’s also been runner up in the Alfred Dunhill on no fewer than three previous occasions. We know he’ll be back to his best at some point so is this the week that Rory will convert?
There’s such a gap behind our market leader that we’ll head straight to our chasing pack where Shane Lowry is the first to follow at a best of 20/1 with SunBets. Lowry also had a decent week in Newcastle – finishing fifth – and is showing glimpses of the form that had put him in Major contention in 2016.
Tyrrell Hatton is our defending champion this week and the Englishman gave us a profit last weekend in the Top Ten markets. It could, however, have been so much better for the 25 year old who led for much of the British Masters.
Hatton starts this week at around 20/1 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship betting (see table above). He is one of our regular top ten tips but will that slump on Sunday put him out of contention here?
Last week’s winner Paul Dunne is quoted at a top price of 33/1 while other options in this section include 2012 Champion Branden Grace at 25/1 with Paddy Power and Matthew Fitzpatrick at that same 25/1 with William Hill.
Our 2015 Alfred Dunhill champion Thorbjorn Olesen looks interesting this week at an industry best of 35/1 with Bet365. The Dane has only added 2016’s Turkish Airlines trophy to his list of victories since then but has enjoyed a decent, if somewhat inconsistent year.
Olesen’s compatriot Lucas Bjerregaard can’t be ignored either at his top price of 50/1 with Bet365. Winner of the Portugal Masters in September, Bjerregaard followed that with a tie for eighth at Close House on Sunday and has enough quality and momentum to seal another Top Ten finish at the very least.
Other interesting prices among the outside bets include Ross Fisher at 50/1, a rare US competitor in JB Holmes at 55/1 with Bet365 and Eddie Pepperell, who was competitive for much of the four days in Portugal and looks good at a best of 66/1 with SunBets.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Course & Trends with Betting Tips Verdict
One of the reasons why the Alfred Dunhill appeals is its format that sees the tournament take place on three classic Scottish links courses. As part of the event, amateurs also get involved from the world of sport and celebrity but we’ll focus on the main business of the pro tournament.
After initial rounds at Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, there is a 54 hole cut at which point the qualifying golfers make it through to the final 18 holes at St Andrews. The unusual nature of this event means that a number of qualities can be key to success but clearly a good record on the links courses is obviously paramount.
We’ve only had one multiple winner, Padraig Harrington, in 16 years of this event so the trend is against the likes of Hatton, Grace and Olesen. It’s very much in favour of Rory McIlroy however and having come so close on three previous occasions, a lot of funds will be staked on the four-time Major winner this week.
It’s rare to find a golfer as short as 6/1 for any tournament and that’s just a little uncomfortable for this preview to advise taking.
- Lowry at 20/1 with SunBets looks a stronger punt and he is our each-way betting tip in the outright winner market.
- This week’s Top Ten suggestions are Branden Grace at 5/2, Paul Dunne at 4/1, Thorbjorn Olesen at 5/1 and Lucas Bjerregaard at 11/2 – all with Stan James.