European Tour betting tips: Hero Indian OpenFebruary 17, 2015 Courses and Travel
After a big winner last week can our expert from Sports Betting Index do it again?
Thanks for all the messages after finally nailing a big priced (150/1) winner with Andrew Dodt last week.
Now the European tour moves onto India for the Hero Indian Open.
Whilst this is the first time the event is co-sanctioned with the Asian tour we do have plenty of course form to go on with Delhi being used for a whole host of events.
The course is tight and tree-lined so one would expect driving accuracy to be of a premium but strangely the stats don’t necessarily bear that out.
The last two events to be held here where we have stats the top players have been 54/34/39 and 44/27/43/70/60/10/34 for finding the fairway off the tee.
This means I haven’t been put off my main tip who struggles a bit off the tee but has been superb on the greens.
I have often felt he is at his best on tree-lined parkland type courses" Richard T Lee has been 5th in Malaysia and 4th in Thailand in his last two starts in what were arguably stronger fields than this week’s.
He also played here in 2013 finishing 8th despite a third round 77 so we have both course and current form.
He followed up that 8th in 2013 with a 2nd at the Wack Wack course which is also tricky so it shows he can hold his form.
He made his breakthrough win on the Asian tour last year – quite interestingly it came in his next start after playing Black Mountain in Thailand (although there was a gap!) – but perhaps it’s a good omen £13 ew 55/1 + £27 50/1.
I have decided to give the Indian players a swerve mainly because it is so difficult to pick just one or two! So my only other pick is course debutant John Parry.
He was in the doldrums for some time but got his card back at Q School and I have often felt he is at his best on tree-lined parkland type courses.
A solid 11th in Thailand last week shows his game is coming around so is worth a small punt £20 ew 125/1.
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