NCG form expert Barry Plummer rounds off the Canary Island swing with three more players that represent great value in Tenerife
It is the third and final week on the European Tour’s Canary Islands swing, and for the second consecutive event we are stopping at the picturesque Golf Costa Adeje in Tenerife. With the clear form lines fresh in my memory from last week I have picked out three players I think will go well at the Canary Islands Championship, but first here is all the information you need…
Canary Islands Championship details
Venue: Golf Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
Date: May 6-9, 2021
Course stats: Par 71; 6,857 yards.
Course summary: This short, open, resort-style track is very scoreable, evidenced by last week’s 25-under-par winning score. Five par 5 holes will again give players plenty of opportunity to get into contention, with the wind a factor that players will need to consider. With a week of course experience under their belts, don’t be surprised to see the players attack this track if conditions suit.
Purse: €1.5 million
Defending champion: N/A
Canary Islands Championship TV coverage
Thursday: Sky Sports Golf from 2pm
Friday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 2pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am
Canary Islands Championship betting tips
Bazza’s Banker: Adri Arnaus @ 25/1 with Bet365
The 26-year-old Spaniard is still looking for his first European Tour win, and after a solid performance on this track last week, I have a feeling it could be his time to enter the winners’ circle. Arnaus has had a woeful start to the 2021 season, which is a big surprise considering he finished 10th at the DP World Tour Championship in December last year. An 8th-place finish last week indicates a return to form, and remaining on the same course this week will suit him as he carded three rounds of 66 or better. As expected after a poor run of form, his stats are nothing to write home about, but a total of 28 birdies in 72 holes is enough to indicate for me that he can play here and I can’t resist the temptation that he might be back to his best.
The outsider: Scott Hend @ 60/1 with Bet365
Scott Hend is a three-time winner on the European Tour, and with a solid 8th-place finish here last week he looks to be a good value bet. The Australian’s length of the tee could be a real asset on this attackable course, something that was clearly evidenced by Burmester’s win last week. Hend ranks 25th for Driving Distance on tour, and he birdied the par-5s on 14 of the 20 occasions he played them at the Tenerife Open, so will fancy his chances of posting more low scores here. Hend also ranks 2nd on tour for one-putts this season, and all things considered I like his chances here at a good price.
The long shot: Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez @ 70//1 with Bet365
Garcia Rodriguez is a player who is more than capable of producing a very low round, and that could be invaluable here. You only have to go back to the Hero Open in August last year, where the Spaniard shot 10-under-par to lead after round one. That hot streak appeared again last week, when shooting the low round of the day on Saturday with an impressive 64. With a week of experience on this course, and the confidence that comes with securing his second top-10 of the season, Garcia Rodriguez looks to be great value for an each-way bet.
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