This weekend the DP World tour heads to Switzerland where the Omega European Masters will be hosted at the Crans-sur-Sierre golf club.
The Crans-sur-Sierre is situated in the Swiss Alps, so altitude is a factor with the ball flying much further and making judging approach shots a bit complicated. The course features relatively small putting surfaces with many surrounding slopes that can lead to some tricky spots, requiring players to be accurate in the shots onto the greens. On the back nine the five water hazards are there to punish any long game errors. With greens difficult to hit and some tricky putting surfaces, course management will be key for the players this weekend.
Matthew Fitzpatrick goes into the weekend leading the betting at 17/2 with consecutive top 15 performances in his last two appearances as well as having won the Omega European masters twice in career.
Following a tied fourth place in the Czech open Ludvig Aberg comes in second for the betting this weekend at 18/1, despite this being his first European Masters. Nicolai Hojgaard is also 18/1 after a third-place finish at the Czech open.
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Matthew Fitzpatrick at 17/2
Ludvig Aberg at 18/1
Nicolai Hojgaard at 18/1
Adrian Meronk at 20/1
Alexander Bjork at 20/1
28/1 and better the balance, all prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change
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Robert MacIntyre each way at 33/1
Despite MacIntyre not having the greatest record at the European Masters, he has managed to place in the top five in three of his last five appearances. This includes a 4th place finish last week and with his game in such good shape I am prepared to overlook his 2 missed cuts here and will be backing him to be in contention come the back 9 on Sunday.
Alex Fitzpatrick each way at 60/1
Similarly, to McIntyre, Alex Fitzpatrick has been in flying form in his last few tournaments, with a top 15 finish, a runner up and a win in his last four tournaments. Despite this being his first time playing at the Crans-sur-Sierre in competition, the form he is in and the fact that I think he will be course suited could see him contending again this week.
Matt Wallace each way at 28/1
Not only did Wallace place second in last years European Masters but he also placed second at the Czech open last week. This shows he has both the capabilities to play the course as well the form to be able to put himself into contention for a win this weekend.
Matt Fitzpatrick win only at 17/2
Matt Fitzpatrick leads the betting going into the week and he does so for good reason. In the six time he’s played the tournament, he’s had four top 10 finishes with one of those being a runner-up and two of them being victories. He has also placed in the top 15 of his past two tournaments played and that mix of course and current form makes him impossible to ignore.