BMW International Open Golf Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:45 AM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 7:45 AM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the BMW International Open for delivering his best betting predictions

<div><h2><strong>BMW International Open </strong></h2><p><strong>Golf Club München, Eichenried</strong></p><p><strong>June 20-23</strong></p><p><strong>Par 72 7181 yards</strong></p><p>The championship course at Golf Club München was the home of the inaugural BMW International Open back in 1989. Until 2012 this course was the permanent home however, in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 the Gut Lärchenof near Cologne played host.</p><p>The championship course can only be played during the BMW International Open because it comprises of holes from A, B and C courses at Golf Club München for this week only. The finishing three holes are particularly challenging with the 16<sup>th</sup> a risk reward par 4 with water surrounding three sides. The 17<sup>th</sup> is a par 3 that always has BMW for a hole in one, followed by the make or break 18<sup>th</sup> par 5 dogleg.</p><h2><strong>Contenders</strong></h2><p>The place to start in the bracket of contenders is the 2015/2011 champion <strong>Pablo</strong> <strong>Larrazabal</strong> who was also 3<sup>rd</sup> in 2010. The Spaniard is a proven multiple winner on the European Tour who often flies under the radar. Four top 10 finishes in his twelve events of 2019 make him a solid each way selection as always here.</p><p>Spain’s Sergio Garcia has become a regular visitor in recent years with two-runner up finishes. Despite a peculiar spell of being unable to make the cut in major championships in the last couple of a year’s he still regularly makes the top 10 of normal events.</p><p>The German’s have a real chance of a home winner this year as Martin Kaymer appears to be coming back to his best form. Since losing an eigh- stroke lead in the last ten holes of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Championship he has never seemed the same player. Prior to that he was a proper closer of events worldwide winning the US Open and Players Championship in 2014 which followed his first major the 2010 PGA Championship. In 2008 he delighted his home crowd by winning this event and his stats look fantastic at the moment, so maybe the time is right to win again.</p><p>It is a hard week for players returning from the US Open after the transatlantic flight, so we are going to look past those players. A player with no such distraction <strong>David</strong> <strong>Lipsky</strong>, has found a whole new level of consistency this season and promised before here with a 10th place finish in 2017. With two recent top 5s and that in mind he looks a solid each-way punt this week.</p><p>David Horsey was the 2010 champion who also has two top 20 finishes at the course. It is two seasons since he was contending for European Tour titles so possibly a pick in top 20 market.</p><p>Belgium's Thomas Detry was a feature last time at this course while his current form is trending nicely. Switzerland’s Bernd Wiesberger has previous course form and now looking back to full fitness with a win in Denmark he must be considered. Guido Migliozzi twice a winner this season and the European Tour’s hottest property has a chance every time he tees it up. Frenchman <strong>Alexander Levy </strong>has suffered a slow start to this season but showed promise at the Belgian Knockout two weeks ago. The only time he played this event in 2013 he was third here and he will be keen to keep the momentum from Belgium.</p><p>European Tour regulars with solid if not spectacular course form at Golf Club München who I considered were Joost Luiten, George Coetzee, Ross Fisher, Bradley Dredge and <strong>Marcel</strong> <strong>Siem</strong>.</p><p>Last year's European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has looked a little more competitive this season without the distraction. He is twice a champion here and runner up in 2013 but getting closer to a senior career we can only consider him in top 20 market.</p><p>Home grown talent has fared well over the years with Alex Cejka nearly winning on several occasions plus Rafael Echenique shock runner up finish. This year <strong>Marcel Schneider </strong>could be the one to produce a shock for the home nation if he translates his good form from the Challenge Tour. He has course experience in 2015 to draw on when he produced a top 20 finish to give the impression he likes the course.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet</strong></h2><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Pablo Larrazabal - each way @ 40/1 (41.00) Betfred</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>David Lipsky - each way @ 50/1 (51.00) Betfred</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Marcel Schneider - each way @ 350/1 (351.00) Unibet</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Alexander Levy - each way @ 110/1 (111.00) Betfred</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Marcel Siem - Top 20 @ 10/1 (11.00) Unibet </strong></em></a></p></div>
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