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UBS Hong Kong Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Hong Kong Open Golf Betting 2016; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
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UBS Hong Kong Open Odds & Golf Betting Tips with Preview
It is another competitive golf tournament if the UBS Hong Kong Open odds above are any guide. The European Tour concludes and with this prestigious event and we have quite a mixed field with some top talent from across the planet. The market shows some clear leaders for this short par 70 course at Fanling but that is likely to give us some great value betting tips further down the list.
The first point to consider is the fitness of second favourite Justin Rose, who is also the defending champion, having won here in October 2015. As I write, the organisers are ‘confident’ of his presence following Rose’s withdrawal in the Bahamas last week but even if he reaches the first tee, you have to question his ability to compete over four rounds.
That back injury has troubled the reigning champ for much of 2016 so I would instantly avoid Rose’s outright winner betting odds of 9/1 with SkyBet and Coral. This is a market where Patrick Reed leads the way at an industry best of 15/2 with BetFred and Stan James but is that priced on the fact that this is the biggest name in this tournament from the PGA Tour?
Reed was third here last year but his form is poor and with a tenth placed finish (out of 18) in the Bahamas last weekend, I would swerve this too.
With that par 70 yielding just 6,699 yards, it’s all about accuracy from tee to green this week and a man showing great consistency with that discipline is Tommy Fleetwood. It’s been a disappointing run for the Englishman’s supporters since a breakthrough victory at the Johnny Walker in 2013 and this season’s form wouldn’t offer too much confidence but the 25 year old may well have the game for this tricky course.
Elsewhere, Danny Willett is the third favourite at 18/1 with SkyBet and Stan James for the win but the Masters Champion shows no sign of returning to the form shown in the first half of 2016. A much better option would be Thongchai Jaidee at 28/1 with Bet365.
At 47, Jaidee has reached an age where most punters will steer clear but he has two good European Tour wins in the last 15 months and has strong overall form here at Fanling. At an industry best of 12/5 with Bet365 and Paddy Power, the Thai is another sound option for the Top Ten Market.
Outside Betting Tip Chances
While scanning down the Hong Kong Open betting odds list, the price that really stood out for me was the 80/1 with Bet365 and BetFred against the name of Andrew Dodt. The Australian may have missed out at his country’s own PGA last weekend but was consistent throughout before going down to the last round brilliance of Harold Varner III.
Thirty year old Dodt has two European Tour wins and a further two victories in Asia and all he really needs to do is maintain his form from last week to be a serious Top Ten contender at 11/2 with Bet365 and Paddy Power.
Dodt’s compatriot and 2014 Hong Kong Champion Scott Hend is also worth a mention in the Top Ten betting at 10/3 with Bet365 and Paddy Power. Hend took the title in a play off two years ago and has won three times in Asia since then so could be worth a smaller wager for a place.
Course , Conditions & Concluding Betting Tips
We’ve already touched on the qualities of this par 70 course and previous trends suggest an opening round of 69 or fewer is essential. Scoring isn’t notably low however with the previous five winners averaging out at a shade under -14.
Tee to green and scrambling are key here so that brings into play some of the names we have already mentioned, among others. Ian Poulter is being talked up at 28/1 with Bet365 and BetFred in the outrights and, of course, you can’t ignore the claims of four time Hong Kong Open Miguel Angel Jimenez at 66/1 with Bet365 and SkyBet.
Backing a winner in any golf tournament is a strategy that many will avoid at the best of times but with Reed’s form and Rose’s fitness concerns, I would certainly miss out the two favourites. If pushed for a champion I’d look at Jaidee or Fleetwood but I’ll be staking on those two in the Top Ten market, along with Andrew Dodt.