2016 KLM Open Betting Preview and Tips
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2016 KLM Open Betting Preview and Tips

September 8th – 11th, 2016
"The Dutch",  Spijk, Netherlands
Par: 71 / Yardage: 6,981
Defending Champion: Thomas Pieters

It’s a new venue for the KLM Open this week as we head to “The Dutch”, a Colin Montgomerie designed inland links between Rotterdam and Amsterdam.  Based on peat soil this is a bit of an engineering marvel by Ross McMurray and crew with greens sitting on foam concrete to stop them sinking!!

Favourite Watch

Alex Noren and Thomas Pieters are short priced favourites, both around 7/1 with the bookies.  Noren has now won two out his last five starts and likes a linksy track while Pieters is the man of the moment after his heroics last time out in Denmark. 

Doc’s Top Five Each Way Bets

Nico Colsaerts 33/1

Have the bookies missed a trick with Nico Colsaerts?  Don’t let a linksy layout put you off the Belgian, he was T3 in Castle Stuart already this Summer and a win has to be coming soon after also coming third in Sweden and Mauritius.  Drove it 331 yards at altitude last week and finished with a 65; he’ll be full of confidence in Holland. Fly over everything!!

Thongchai Jaidee 25/1

Hasn’t played in Holland since 2011 but I bet when Thongchai heard it’s going to be on an inland links he said “Chalk me down for a bit of that!!”  T29 in Switzerland last week in his first start since Baltusrol and signed off with a 64 in the final round.  Winner at Le Golf National this year, “The Dutch” could be right up his alley.

Pablo Larrazabal 35/1

Pablo is always good for one big smash and grab raid in the season and I feel like it’s coming soon.  Improved his score every day last week in Crans finishing T7 and showing real form on the greens.  Three top 10’s in his last three visits to Holland and Pablo will love this track.

Mikko Ilonen 45/1

He’s been building building building and now Mikko is ready to win again.  T25 in France, T13 in Scotland and T12 in Switzerland where he circled 21 birdies watch out for the Fin this week. He knows how to win.

Callum Shinkwin 66/1

I’ve been impressed with debutant Callum Shinkwin this year and while he hasn’t converted of late, he has been making steady cuts.  One of the standout players for me if you take similar links like layouts into consideration with a T9 at Golf National and T8 in Castle Stuart. 

Long Odds Glory Shot

David Drysdale 150/1

We cant have a Scottish style layout without at least one Scot so why not David Drysdale.  I think he could benefit more than most from the undulating greens at “The Dutch”; any perceived disadvantage may be nullified.  Drysdale’s T12 at the European Masters included a T11 clip in fairways found and an exhibition of iron play with 60 greens in reg.  T13 in Castle Stuart this year I think he’ll enjoy a great week here.

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