Porsche European Open Golf Preview and Top Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, September 2, 2019 2:01 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 2, 2019 2:01 PM UTC

First time winners trend at Green Eagle monster predicted to continue this year
<div><h2><strong>Porsche European Open </strong></h2><p><strong>Green Eagles Golf Courses<br />Porsche Nord Course<br />Hamburg<br />September 5 to 8<br />Par 72, yards 7831</strong></p><h2><strong>Introduction </strong></h2><p>The European Open was founded in 1978 and was held exclusively at many of the premier courses in England until 1994. One exception, in 1979, the Open Championship was played at Turnberry in Scotland. From 1995, the K Club in Ireland held the event for eleven years. After a five-year hiatus the tournament returned to the European Tour schedule with Germany as the host.</p><p>From 2017, this event has been held at the Green Eagle. The longest golf course on the European Tour was opened in 1997 and nicknamed ‘The Green Monster’. Placed within the top 10 of the World's longest courses, Green Eagle has seventeen holes with a water hazard accompanying the fairway at some point between tee to green. Strategically positioned bunkering throughout, means a tough test with an average winning score of twelve under from the last two years.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2><strong>Predictions and Betting Tips </strong></h2><p>Last season there was a ‘David v Goliath’ feel to the event as 150/1 outsider, Richard McEvoy, fended off the American superstar, Bryson Dechambeau, who surprisingly fell apart on the final day. The year before, another Englishman, Jordan Smith, won his maiden title beating Frenchman, Alexander Levy, in a play off. From the previous results here, being long off the tee is not a prerequisite but an advantage.</p><p>Tour journeyman professional, <strong>Richard</strong> <strong>McEvoy</strong>, won his maiden title last year after winning the previous week on the Challenge Tour. He was in a purple patch of form and had a promising top 30 finish in 2017. Definitely not a long hitter, this year his confidence is currently low, so he will need those good memories to help recapture his best form.</p><p>The 2017 winner, <strong>Jordan</strong> <strong>Smith,</strong> is coming to Green Eagle with three missed cuts in succession but before that, he was on a fine run of form with four top 7 finishes in five tournaments.</p><p>A player arriving in form this year is Austrian number one golfer, <strong>Matthias</strong> <strong>Schwab</strong>, who figured prominently last week at Crans-sur-Sierre after the outing before when he had a fifth-place finish in the Czech Masters. He plays well in Germany, as a 3<sup>rd</sup> place in the BMW International Open earlier in the season proves. The clincher that makes him a bet here at the Porsche European Masters is the 7<sup>th</sup> place finish in the same event last season when a poor final round of 75 undermined a winning chance. After the last two seasons at Green Eagle, it could be another first-time winner for this event with Schwab fitting the bill perfectly.</p><p>Australian, <strong>Lucas</strong> <strong>Herbert,</strong> was a fast finishing 8<sup>th</sup> last week in Switzerland after a final round of 64 catapulted him through the field. His last top 10 finish was end of January in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic when some unsavoury headlines about a rule infringement also hit the media. It would have taken him a while to get his mind back on an even keel after having to justify his actions. The thing that is interesting this week about Herbert, is that last year he managed a top 30 finish with two poor rounds of 75. His natural length will be an advantage this week at ‘The Green Monster’ and buoyed by last week he could be contending to win his maiden European Tour title.</p><p>Another player who finished poorly in the final round last year was the 2017 Masters champion, <strong>Patrick</strong> <strong>Reed. </strong>He also had a top 20 finish the year before at Green Eagle. This year, he will be attempting a revenge mission and he has been in superb form on the PGA Tour winning the Northern Trust three starts ago.</p><p>Lastly, my big outsider this week is <strong>Christophe</strong> <strong>Blomstrand</strong>, who so nearly won last year at Green Eagle. Sadly, he completely lost his form afterwards and it has only been in recent months that he has managed to consolidate some consistent results back on the Challenge Tour. Last week, an impressive third in the KPMG Trophy after a Top 5 in the Swiss Challenge, Blomstrand looks in good form. An interesting fact about Blomstrand that few know is his hidden form at this course - not only with the obvious 2<sup>nd</sup> last year but a few years previous with a 3<sup>rd</sup> in a smaller Ecco Tour event.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Lucas Herbert - each way @ 67.00 (66/1) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Matthias Schwab - each way @ 29.00 (28/1) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Christophe Blomstrand - each way @ 201.00 (200/1) Unibet </strong></em></a></p></div>
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