BMW PGA Championship Side Markets Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:06 AM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019 11:06 AM UTC

Banker on the week and 5 other fresh plays from our golf betting expert

<div><h2>BMW PGA Championship</h2><div><p><strong>Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey<br />September 19th-22nd</strong></p><p>We have a rich history of course form from Wentworth to check out for this week’s course specialists at the BMW PGA Championship. The first one I am going to mention is <strong>James</strong> <strong>Morrison</strong> because as long ago as 2012 he made my notes here. That year he held the thirty-six-hole lead with rounds of 68 and 64 leaving him four shots clear of the field. Disappointingly a third round of 81 put paid to any pretensions he had of winning the event. He ended up that year finishing in 10<sup>th</sup> position. In 2015 he played well again at the Surrey venue finishing 11<sup>th</sup> the week after he won the Spanish Open the preceding week. This year he arrives on the back of a season best 4th at last week's KLM Open and looks a solid choice in either top 30 or top 40 market this week. I also like the Top Englishman or Top Great Britain and Ireland market for Morrison.</p><p>When we think of reliable performers any given week for place market betting, the player at the top of my list is the Spaniard <strong>Rafa</strong> <strong>Cabrera</strong> <strong>Bello</strong>. A world ranking of 41 with only three career victories tell us how consistent he has been over the years and this year has been no exception with fourteen top 30 finishes around the world. The last decade he has proved time and again he can manage the demands of Wentworth with five top 22 finishes. After a few weeks off we can expect him to be sharp enough to give us a solid bet in the top 20 market.</p><p>Another Spaniard <strong>Pablo</strong> <strong>Larrazabal</strong> is the next player we will consider this week. Seventh at the Porsche European Open two weeks ago after seven weeks off was an eye-catching effort. Four top 30 finishes in the last six years at Wentworth tell us he can cope with the course. Never as consistent player as his compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello he is however, more capable of winning tournaments. I like a wager on him finishing in the top 20.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>My <strong>Banker</strong> <strong>Bet</strong> this week is Dutchman <strong>Joost</strong> <strong>Luiten</strong>, a player with plenty of course experience at Wentworth and five top 30 finishes. Six times a winner on the European Tour he played a limited schedule due to injury in 2018 and it has taken him a while to get back to the high level he is used to competing at. Last week a 10<sup>th</sup> in his beloved KLM Open in Amsterdam could be the confidence booster he needs as he heads to a course he likes this week.</p><p>Frenchman <strong>Romain</strong> <strong>Wattel</strong> is a very inconsistent player but in recent week's there have been encouraging signs from his recent results on the European Tour. After winning the 2017 KLM Open, he slipped off the radar into a slump in form. He does have three top 20 finishes in his last six events mixed in with three missed cuts. The missed cuts do keep him off the bookmakers’ radar however, giving us chance to support him this week in the knowledge that he produced a fourth-place finish at Wentworth in 2016. A small stake each way bet on the Top Continental European market is advised.</p><p>Japan's well-travelled professional <strong>Hideto</strong> <strong>Tanihara</strong> is a player-readers of my column will be familiar with in recent weeks. He has been hitting the post and bar in footballing terms but nevertheless playing solid golf. A third-place finish in 2017 at Wentworth gives us encouragement for another bet this week in the Top Rest of the World market.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>BANKER – Joost Luiten – Top 30 @ 2.50 Betfair </strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>James Morrison – Top 40 @ 2.87 (15/8) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Rafa Cabrera Bello – Top 20 @ 3.25 (9/4) Unibet </strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Gold Betting Odds"><em><strong>Pablo Larrazabal – Top 20 @ 7.50 (13/2) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Romain Wattel (each way) – Top Continental European @ 91.00 (90/1) Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Hideto Tanihara (each way) – Top Rest of the World @ 51.00 (50/1) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p></div></div>
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