Golf betting tips: BMW PGA Championship

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Expert picks ahead of the golfing action at Wentworth

I often take time off around the half-term holidays so whilst I really enjoy the BMW PGA Championship, I don’t normally bet in it. Let’s hope that looking at some events fresh will spell an end to what – to be honest – has been a bit of a poor run of form.

Richie Ramsay leapt out at me after Bet365 opened 45/1, which I thought was about right after the early 100/110 seemed like a mistake on the exchange.

Whilst his form around Wentworth is nothing spectacular (a best of 9th in 2013) his stats over the past three months are incredibly impressive on the European Tour:

All round ranking 1st
Total Driving 10th
Total Accuracy 1st
Ball Striking 6th
Total Putting 9th
Driving Accuracy 5th
GIR 2nd
Scrambling 15th
Sand Saves 1st
Putting Average 4th
Birdie Average 1st
Scoring Average 1st

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I think I am safe in saying that every aspect of his game seems to be firing after a poor start to the year! £50 win 105 average + £25 14/1 top 5 finish.
The home-grown contingent have a great record in this event" The home-grown contingent have a great record in this event and I think these days they are even more inspired – especially the English players as it’s the only event held on English soil, which is a great shame.

Eddie Pepperell is my idea of a good value selection from the home-grown team as out of those players who have eight rounds or more under their belt he lies second with a scoring average of 70.38. Donald leads on 70.37 whilst there is then a jump to Rose on 70.96.

That scoring average has been attained by an impressive 6th place on his debut two years ago and he was then 21st last year. He doesn’t strike me as the best global golf traveller, with most of his best form coming closer to home, and his final round 68 in Spain last week could mean he is ready to hit form again now we are firmly back on European soil £20 ew 125/1 + £20 170 Betfair.

Soren Kjeldsen is my left-field pick this week, who may find a second lease of golfing life now that he has crossed the 40th birthday threshold which he did on Sunday.

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He celebrated with a good final round in Spain to climb to 9th – his best finish in the past nine months. He has had some decent finishes here in sixteen attempts with a best of 3rd, 7th and 10th and in past interviews says he likes the way the course plays.

Whilst he is Danish, he gets to sleep in his own bed this week as he lives just down the road in Ascot. There just seem to be lots of little pointers to him having a good week – £10 ew 225/1 6 places, £30 top 10 20/1 + a huge £5 500 Betfair.

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