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2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Betting Tips Preview
Following the drama of the Ryder Cup it’s back to the relative calm of the European Tour and one of its most popular events, writes Matt. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship starts on Thursday and the nature of this competition always makes it a tough one to call.
With the action taking place on three different courses, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kinsgbarns, we usually see an open field and that’s evidenced by previous winners. There are not too many household names on that list and with a number of absentees following the Ryder Cup, it’s an interesting one to call.
Leading the way with most bookies is the South African Louis Oosthuizen who comes here with an industry best of 16/1 with SkyBet and Boylesports to win it, but the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship golf odds comparison table above will always have the latest prices. He’s certainly a man in form with four consecutive top 20 finishes on the PGA tour and a decent record in the Alfred Dunhill. A tied 6th here in 2014 and a tied 5th three years previously, together with a good return in links golf makes Oosthuizen an obvious favourite.
You can also claim 16/1 with Bet365 for another South African Branden Grace. The 28-year-old has two wins this year, including his first on the PGA tour at the RBC Heritage but doesn’t quite have the same pedigree as his compatriot Oosthuizen. At 16/1, Grace looks uncomfortably short.
There is plenty of value outside of the two favourites and it’s led by Thomas Pieters, perhaps the only European rookie to have come away from the Ryder Cup with any real credit. The Belgian’s solitary loss in five matches was largely down to the form of his playing partner Lee Westwood but the overall tournament defeat could still go against Pieters who is an 18/1 shot with Stan James.
Elsewhere, there is a lot of interest around Bernd Wiesberger, who is available at an industry best 20/1 with Boylesports. The Austrian has recorded a fifth and a second in his last two outings and has consistently improved in the Dunhill – recording a tied fourth finish last time around.
Another man with a good record in this event is Tommy Fleetwood whose most notable finish saw him tie for second place behind Ollie Wilson in 2014. Fleetwood’s issue currently is with the flat stick – he is excellent for greens in regulation and if he can just sink those putts then a price of 33/1 with Stan James could offer the best value of the whole tournament.
Out of touch
Two men with similar prices would have been far more interesting a few weeks ago but a dip in form has seen both Danny Willett and Shane Lowry drift in the markets. Willett’s Master’s victory was an obvious pinnacle but the fact that he was only used in three Ryder Cup matches by Darren Clarke – losing all three – is a measure of where his form is right now.
Shane Lowry could have matched Willett in the 2016 Majors but the Irishman’s spectacular choke at the US Open sees him start here as another outsider. However, if you believe that the unique nature of the Alfred Dunhill Championship will spark a return to form for either man, you can take Willett at 25/1 with BetVictor and / or Lowry at 33/1 with either BetFred or Coral.
Two years ago it would have seemed certain that both Jamie Donaldson and Edoardo Molinari would be in the European Ryder Cup side but loss of form – in Molinari’s case an alarming one – would have put them way out of contention for a wild card. Many golfers never recover but occasionally, players such as Padraig Harrington make an unexpected comeback to prove everyone wrong. It’s a little too early for Molinari at 300/1 with Bet365 but Donaldson has the capacity to get back to his 2014 best and at 150/1 with Bet365 and SkyBet, the Welshman is more credible.
But, a more likely longshot is Robert Karlsson who arrives in Scotland after a tied third at the European Open. Consistency isn’t a word you’d associate with the Swede in 2016 but the threat is there and at 70/1 with BetFred, he’s an option for a small punt.
Top 5 finish betting shows Oosthuizen at 7/2 with Stan James and with form and pedigree, that is my tip for this tournament. Meanwhile, the threats to the South African could come from Pieters, Fleetwood, Lowry and possibly Karlsson who are also sound options to finish in the top five this week.
Keep an eye on the up-to-date Alfred Dunhill odds using the comparison table above as the golf tournament progresses.