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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship betting tips

Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews play host this week to one of the more unique events in the sport, but who takes the title?

 

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place this week but who are our betting tips for glory in Scotland?

The tournament makes its return to three links courses on the east coast of Scotland. The historic Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course at St Andrews play host to this incredible tournament.

The event is unique in the fact that there is a pro-am that runs alongside it, much like the AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm on the PGA Tour.

There is a 54-hole cut instead of the usual 36 holes, allowing players to play on all three courses over the first three days. Then, the top 60 professionals and the top 20 pro-am teams advance to play on the Old Course on Sunday.

Who will win though? Matt Coles gives us his picks for victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Venue: Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St. Andrews, Scotland
Date: October 5-8, 2023
Tournament history: The event first began in 2001, where Paul Lawrie won by a single shot. Only Padraig Harrington and Tyrrell Hatton have won this event on multiple occasions, with the Englishman going back-to-back in 2016 and 2017.
Defending champion: Ryan Fox (-15)

Tommy Fleetwood @ 8/1 with William Hill

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship betting tips

Fresh off the back of another Ryder Cup victory, England’s Tommy Fleetwood is one of the big draws this week on the Scottish coast.

The World No.13 has seven top-10 finishes in his last nine events, including a runner-up finish at the RBC Canadian Open, and 6th place finishes at both the Genesis Scottish Open and BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour.

Fleetwood is a two-time runner-up at this event, having finished a single shot behind the eventual winners in both 2014 and 2018.

Could this be the year that the Englishman finally gets his hands on the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship trophy? He is 8/1 and the favourite to win following his exploits in Rome.

Robert MacIntyre @ 30/1 with William Hill

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship betting tips

In form, buoyed by a debut appearance at the Ryder Cup and on home soil… This could very well be Robert MacIntyre’s week!

Over the last few days in Rome, Bob MacIntyre has become somewhat of a cult hero after becoming the first Scot to feature in the Ryder Cup since 2014.

He was the best scoring rookie in the European side, taking 2.5 points from his three matches, teaming up brilliantly with Justin Rose in the afternoon fourball sessions.

Coming off the back of that, and onto home soil this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, MacIntyre is sitting pretty at 30/1.

The Scot finished runner-up in his last event at home, only losing out to the brilliance of Rory McIlroy at the Genesis Scottish Open in July.

Ewen Ferguson @ 55/1 each way with William Hill

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship betting tips

I know I have picked Bob as a home favourite, but why not throw a second Scot on my list for this week’s victory?

Ewen Ferguson will also be returning to play in front of his home fans this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

He has two top-12 finishes on British soil this season, and came home in a tie for 10th at the Cazoo Open de France a couple of weeks back.

Can he become the first Scot to win this tournament since Colin Montgomerie back in 2005? He is currently 55/1 with William Hill to do just that.

Best of the rest…

Ryan Fox: The Kiwi won his first Rolex Series event three weeks ago, as he produced a stunning fight back on Sunday afternoon at the Wentworth Club to win the BMW PGA Championship.

alfred dunhill links betting ryan fox

Having finished T12, T52, T3 and 1st in his last four events on British and Irish soil, you surely can’t count Foxy out from winning again this week. Oh, and he is also the defending champion… He is currently the third favourite, at 16/1.

Talor Gooch: Gooch is one of five LIV golfers playing at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, playing on a sponsors’ invite. The American, who became the first three-time winner on the LIV Golf tour earlier this year, is currently at 18/1.

Louis Oosthuizen, Hudson Swafford, Peter Uihlein and Laurie Canter are also in action, and it will be interesting to see how the quartet get on this week.

Eddie Pepperell: My outside shot this week is Eddie Pepperell. He has missed the cut in his last two events, but the Englishman has had a couple of top-10 finishes in the last two months.

Pepperell is currently 100/1 to take victory on Sunday, but this could be a good week for that first win in five years.

Fancy a punt on this week’s action? Take a look at the latest odds with William Hill.

What do you think about our betting tips for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship? Who is going to do well this week? Let me know with a Tweet!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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