BMW International Open betting tips and FG picks

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Find out who to back and who to pick in your Fantasy Golf team as the European Tour heads to Germany for the BMW International Open


It was a thrilling climax to the US Open which saw a number of players climb up the Fantasy Golf rankings thanks to the services of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson.

Team ’Duffer’ took the lead in the June monthly game after selecting Spieth as his captain for double US Open points.

Viking Valdemar leads the way in the overall game but failed to cash-in at Chambers Bay after picking Phil Mickelson as captain but still had a good points haul thanks to Spieth, Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

With just two games left in June, make sure your team is up to scratch to be in with a chance of scooping the monthly prize.


The European Tour heads to Germany this week for the BMW International Open where a number of players will be looking to bounce back from disappointment at the US Open.

Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer are the top ranked players on show and it is no surprise to see this pair as the bookies favourites.


Stenson, who lost out in a play-off at last year’s event, can be backed at 15/2 while Kaymer – out to impress in front of his home fans can be backed at 12/1.

Shane Lowry gave a good account of himself at Chambers Bay and is 16/1 to triumph this week. He finished in 12th place last year so is no stranger to the course.

He had the world at his feet not so long ago. If things click back into the place – he is capable of winning in any field But after the gruelling US Open challenge, will those who played all four rounds have enough left in the tank to go again this week?

Defending champion Fabrizio Zanotti is a big outsider at 110/1 while Rafa Cabrera-Bello was another who made the four-man play-off last year so looks like a reasonable bet to me at 25/1. His compatriot Pablo Larrazabal was in the top 10 last year so odds of 50/1 make for a tempting each-way bet.


Thongchai Jaidee is a proven multiple European Tour winner and finished in a tie for fifth place 12 months ago. The Thai star can be backed at 40/1.

Now I know he isn’t in any kind of form but odds of 90/1 for Victor Dubuisson look very generous to me. This is a guy who had the world at his feet not so long ago. If things click back into the place for the Frenchman this week he is capable of winning in any field.

Gregory Havret was the final player who made up the play-off last year but isn’t fancied at all by the bookies with long odds of 125/1.

Now if you’re after a real outsider, I’ll throw Oliver Fisher at you. The Englishman finished just four shots off the lead last year but is a whopping 250/1.



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