Omega European Masters Golf Tips & Betting Preview 2016

Omega European Masters Golf Tips & Betting Preview 2016

by 23rd August 2016

Omega European Masters Golf Tips. Read our betting preview on this tournament taking place 1st – 4th Sept. As well as our golfing tips & their betting odds.

Venue
Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland • Purse: €2,700,000

The Omega European Masters is one of the most prestigious and oldest tournaments that has graced the European calendar. The tournament that was established way back in 1923 became the European Masters in 1983. In 2009, it became the first European event to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

The 2016 edition will mark the 70th time that the tournament is played on the Severiano Ballesteros course. The 2016 edition of the Omega European Masters will be played between September 1 – 4th and will have total prize money of 2.7 million euros.

The tournament is played at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf club that is located at Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The course is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular on the entire European Tour schedule. The entire course will require precision and a complete game. At a total course length of 6, 848 yards and a par-score of 72, it offers unforgettable scenic views in a natural environment.

The Omega European Masters has always attracted the best of the field with players ranging from tournament champions and legends to up and coming talents trying to make their presence felt.

This year’s roster will see Englishman Chris Wood and Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke competing for contrasting reasons. For the latter, it will be the 17th time he has participated but this year’s focus will be on the impending Ryder Cup. The late great Seve Ballesteros was a three-time winner of this tournament.

Englishman Danny Willett heads the list of the 156-strong field with some known names eager to leave their mark on the 2016 edition. Other than Wood and Willett, also keep an eye out for the other Englishmen on the roster Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

The 21-year-old Fitzpatrick finished 2nd at last year’s Omega European Masters and is one of the most promising youngsters on the golfing scene. Keep an eye on him and a place in the top ten cannot be ruled out for the youngster. The charismatic and colourful Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will certainly add interest to the event as does Bryson DeChambeau. This young American who has been in good form in the lead-up is another to watch out for in this tournament.

Among the notable names heading the list of Asian golfers are Thongchai Jaidee, Haotong Li, Ashun Wu among others. The local threat for honours will be carried by Joel Girrbach, Marc Dobias, and Luca Galliani. Those with pedigree and a touch of extra class with their game are generally the ones to be backed at this tournament, which is one of the longest surviving professional events.

The high altitude of the tournament will see the ball flying at around 10% further than the normal scores. Four times in the past five years, action at the Crans-Montana has seen the winner posting -20 or lower. This year’s tournament being the 70th edition will have a nostalgic feeling for the participants. But any sentiment is unlikely to get in the way of it being a highly competitive tournament.

Golf Tips For The Omega European Masters

It shows the merit of how far this guy has come that Tyrrell Hatton is second favourite to win this tournament. He has risen to 55th in the official world golf rankings and sits 8th in the Race to Dubai table after some scintillating performances both here and in the states. After finishing 2nd in the AAM Scottish Open he followed that up with a T5 at The Open before a T10 finish at The PGA Championship. Coral offer the best odds of 18/1 and you can get £20 in free bets* with them if you open an account.

Bryson Dechambeau visits Europe after making an impressive start to his professional career on the PGA Tour. Not playing in the Fedex Cup he take son the rest of the best from the European tour and Bryson can make an immediate impact. He may use clubs theatre all the same length but he wields them very well. A best priced 55/1 with Betfred is on offer for the american.

Matthew Fitzpatrick is very impressive and came close to winning this last year in finishing second to Danny Willett. He had a rare off week in Denmark last week and needs to put that behind him. But Fitzpatrick strikes us a the player who can do just that. He is fairly short at 20/1 with Ladbrokes but we feel we cannot leave him out.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the Omega European Masters.
Terrell Hatton 18/1 – 2pts each way
Bryson Dechambeau 55/1 – 2pts each way
Mathew Fitzpatrick 20/1 – 1pt each way

Betting odds for the Omega European Masters
Danny Willett 14/1
Tyrrell Hatton 16/1
Alex Noren 18/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 20/1
Lee Westwood 22/1
Bernd Wiesberger 25/1
Chris Wood 28/1
Andy Sullivan 33/1
David Lipsky 33/1
Bradley Dredge 33/1
Thongchai Jaidee 33/1
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston 40/1
Richard Sterne 40/1
Richie Ramsey 40/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 40/1

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