European Tour Betting Picks and Predictions

OM Staff

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 3:53 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021 3:53 PM UTC

Tenerife returns to the European Tour for the first time in sixteen years since Englishman, John Bickerton won the Open de Canarias at Abama Golf Club. That’s not to say that the Golf Costa Adeje has not been used before for professional competition when the course played host to the 2003 Open de Espana. A short course by professional standards, measuring 6857 yards and a par 71 but with five par 5s should provide an easy test for professionals like 2003, when it took a score of twenty-two under par to win. That 2003 event saw a record low score needed to make the cut, while Finland's Mikko Illonen made a record four eagles in a round. Stunning scenery surrounds Golf Costa Adeje with the ocean on one side and a mountain backdrop on the other. Like all coastal tracks, the course will be susceptible to the elements, particularly with a lack of trees, the winds which will likely provide the course with some defence against the professionals’ skill. Tiff-Eagle Bermuda grass provides fast greens and Paspalum grass for the fairways and easy rough mean low scoring looks guaranteed.

<div><p><strong>What Type of Players Should We Support This Week in Tenerife?</strong></p><p>Last week, the players had the perfect opportunity to acclimatize when another Canary Island hosted the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open. The week prior the players were competing in the bitterly cold temperatures in Austria so conditions couldn't have been more different. Last week's event looked to suit strong putters on the fast Paspalum greens who were also strong off the tee and this week looks like a similar test.</p><p><strong>Not Many Do a Low Scoring Fest Better Than the in-Form Garrick Higgo</strong></p><p>Twenty-one year old South African Garrick Higgo is making waves in the embryonic stages of his professional career with constantly being in contention on the majority of weeks and five professional wins in forty-five events. Agreed, three of those wins came on his native, Sunshine Tour but his progression to the European Tour has been smooth, winning the Open de Portugal last September followed last week by an impressive success at the Gran Canaria Lopesan. There are several potential similarities between golf in Portugal and the Canary Islands with both courses, coastal and similar terrain. His current form is superb as we know and back in May and June of 2019, he won back to back events in South Africa. Garrick Higgo is a confident player who produces multiple high finishes when in form which is perfect for each-way bets and I don’t see any reason why he can’t go back to back on the European Tour this week at the Tenerife Open. Ladbrokes go eight places each way which is perfect for our European Tour Golf Pick.</p><p><strong>Tenerife Open Golf Pick:</strong> <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrick Higgo – Each-way at 19.00 Ladbrokes</a> (visit our <a href="">Ladbrokes Review</a>)</p><p> </p><p><strong>Could Tecina Hold the Key to Who Plays Well This Week?</strong></p><p>For many years on the Challenge Tour, the Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana took place on one of the lesser-known islands in the Canaries. The island of Gomera only has one golf course called Tecina but it is known as a scenic golf test that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and The Mount Teide volcano on its neighbouring Tenerife. The event took place between 2009 and 2016 on the European Tour’s feeder tour and thus many of the players who excelled at Tecina are teeing it up this week in Golf Costa, Adeje.</p><p>Frenchman, Julien Guerrier Is a Name Regularly on the Leaderboard at Tecina and One to Consider This Week</p><p>Frenchman, Julien Guerrier is easing his way back into the European Tour after an injury in 2019, that kept his inclusion to a paltry total of five events. 2020 saw his best performance come in the Portugal Masters where he was five shots clear at halfway which is unsurprising given an affinity he has shown to coastal golf courses in Europe over his professional career so far, what was surprising and a little disappointing was him eventually finishing 8th. To be fair being away from the sharp end of competitive golf for a while was likely the reason for his collapse but before his 2019 injury, two of his best performances on the European Tour came in the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open of 2017 and 2018, another typical coastal track where he was 8th and 6th respectively. When we turn the clock back to his Challenge Tour career we see Julien Guerrier developed a real affinity for golf in this part of the world with a runner up finish in 2011 and a 5th place finish in 2013, at the Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana. Last week in the Gran Canaria Lopesan, was a solid one for the thirty-five-year-old who resides from La Rochelle, with a top 40 finish and his fifth cut made in succession. With last week going from the cold of Austria to the warm of the Canary Islands maybe this week he is fully acclimatized, and Julien Guerrier contends again on the European Tour. Betfred go best price on each-way and top 20 market is 7.00 with Paddy Power so follow the links and take the golf picks</p><p><strong>European Tour Betting Pick:</strong><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Julien Guerrier - Top 20 at 7.00 PaddyPower</a> (visit our <a href="">PaddyPower Review</a>)</p><p><strong>European Tour Betting Pick:</strong> <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julien Guerrier - Each-way at 201.00 Betfred</a></p></div><style type="text/css">.tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f8 !important;}.ws_toolbar {z-index:100000} .ws_toolbar .ws_tb_btn {cursor:pointer;border:1px solid #555;padding:3px} .tb_highlight{background-color:yellow} .tb_hide {visibility:hidden} .ws_toolbar img {padding:2px;margin:0px}</style><style type="text/css">.tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f8 !important;}.ws_toolbar {z-index:100000} .ws_toolbar .ws_tb_btn {cursor:pointer;border:1px solid #555;padding:3px} .tb_highlight{background-color:yellow} .tb_hide {visibility:hidden} .ws_toolbar img {padding:2px;margin:0px}</style>
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