Italian Open Golf Tips & Betting Preview 15.9.16

Italian Open Golf Tips & Betting Preview 15.9.16

by 12th September 2016

Golf tips for the Italian Open from August 15th – 18th. Read our free betting preview on this tournament and get our top golfing tips & their betting odds.

Golf Club Milano, Parco Reale di Monza, Italy • Purse: €3,000,000

The European Tour action moves to Italy as the Italian Open gets underway this week at the Parco Reale di Monza from the 15th September to 18th September. Founded in 1925 and boasting of a rich and long tradition, the Italian Open had been part of the European Tour’s schedule ever since the Tour’s first season in 1972.

Some of the world’s biggest players made their breakthroughs at this tournament – notably Ian Poulter in 2000, Francesco Molinari in 2006 and Hennie Otto in 2008. The tournament has a total prize fund of €3 million this has doubled since the event was played last year which has attracted a stellar field.

Having moved between various venues, the tournament has been hosted by Golf Club Milano from 2015. The course runs a length of 7,159 yards and has a par score of 72. It is one of the most prestigious courses in Italy and also has one of the finest clubhouses that you will see in the whole of Europe.

The original course was established by noted designers Peter Gannon and Cecil Blandford. The course’s unique proposition is the fact that all holes are routed through flat terrain – relatively flat to be precise – and the setting of trees ensures that each hole is played in virtual isolation for the players. The tranquillity the club offers is one of the reasons it is popular with many players.

The roster for this year’s edition of the Italian Open is headed by Martin Kaymer of Germany. He will be joined by noted names like the Englishman Lee Westwood and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson. Keep an eye on the 2016 Masters’ winner Danny Willett. Among others, noted names like Chris Wood, Thongchai Jaidee and Matthew Fitzpatrick will look to rise above the group and make a name for themselves on the plush greens of Monza.

The local hopes will be pinned on Molinari, who in 2006 became only the third home winner since the event came under the umbrella of the European Tour. And sadly for the home fans, they are still waiting for another Italian winner after that which means Molinari will again be expected to break the duck. Last year’s action was pretty dramatic as Rikard Karlberg of Sweden won in spectacular fashion defeating Kaymer in a follow-up. Everyone expected the German to end up triumphant and he was leading by three shots at one stage. But an unexpected collapse on the back nine meant that it was Karlberg who stuck in and ended up pushing Kaymer to the wayside.

His heartbreak from last year notwithstanding, Kaymer will be one of the hot favourites for this year’s title after going so close last year. He is in good form too this season. Also keep an eye on the English contingent with Willett, Wood and Westwood. All three look good to finish high up in the standings and they could even make a dash to the title. Of the rest, keep a close eye on the local hope Molinari. But let’s move on to this weeks golf tips for the Italian Open.

Golf Tips For The Italian Open 2016

We start with Joost Luiten, what a performance he put in on the final day at the KLM Open in his home country. Finishing so strongly he only dropped three shots all week and two of those were in his final round of 63. He went on to win by three from Wiesberger. He should be shorter than the price being offered so we will lump on at the 18/1 on offer at Bet365.

A player who is yet to win on the European Tour is Richard Bland. He has had two excellent chances to put that right in the last two weeks. But final rounds of 69 and 73 were not good enough to take the titles. He has been a modicum of consistency this season and see’s him at 33 in the Race to Dubai. He is another at bigger odds than he should be 66/1 with Coral

A player at bigger odds likely to play a part on who will win the Italian Open is Marcus Fraser. Bet365 only go 80/1 but Coral bookmakers have him overpriced at 125/1. A winner of the Maybank Championship Malaysia he is a talented golfer from Australia. There is no way he is a 125/1 shot in this field so he is our outsider to win this week.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the Italian Open 2016.
Joost Luiten 18/1 – 2pts each way
Richard Bland 66/1 – 2pts each way
Marcus Fraser 125/1 – 1pt each way

Betting odds for the Italian Open 2016

Martin Kaymer 14/1
Byeong Hun An 16/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 18/1
Joost Luiten 18/1
Danny Willett 14/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 18/1
Lee Westwood 22/1
Francesco Molinari 20/1
Soren Kjeldsen 33/1
Scott Hend 28/1
Tyrrell Hatton 40/1
Fabrizio Zanotti 33/1
Andy Sullivan 50/1
Nicholas Colsaerts 50/1
Thongchai Jaidee 50/1
Jaco van Zyl 40/1

50/1 Bar – All prices are from Coral Bookmaker and are subject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5