2018 KLM Open Betting Tips

Sept 13th – 16th, 2018
The Dutch, Spijk, The Netherlands
Par: 71 / Yardage: 6,983
Defending Champion: Romain Wattel

Doc's Top 5 Best Each Way Bets

Lee Westwood 18/1

Comes to The Dutch off a T12 in Switzerland and T2 in Denmark where brilliant irons have been the highlight of the last fortnight.  Putting continues to be Lee's Achilles heel but a T3 on this course last year as part of 5 top-10's from 10 appearances in the event say he's a good each way shout this week.

Nacho Elvira 40/1

Played twice on the course with no form but impressive greens in regulation and putting stats combined have seen him build in form from a T24 at the Nordea Masters to a T18 in the Czech Open and solo 4th last week in Crans-Sur-Sierre. I cant ignore the trend so Nacho makes my five.

Jaokim Lagergren 50/1

Lager. Close enough.

I've a soft spot for Joakim after watching World Cup soccer in Ballyliffin with him this Summer. A winner on Tour this year in Sicily, things went somewhat awry in the final group on Sunday in Ireland where he slipped from 2nd to T12.  Having only played this event twice he only knows The Dutch as the venue and improved from T20 in 2016 to a T9 last year.  I'm sure he'll be eyeing this week up for a tilt at the title.

Phachara Khongmatwai 66/1

Having seen his Kiradech Aphibarnrat become a global star Phachara is rapidly becoming the next great Thai golfer on the European Tour. At just 19 years old he has impressed greatly of late with a magic putter that has yielded a T9 in the Czech Republic, T12 in Denmark and a T8 in Switzerland last week.  A debutant on the course but it should suit him.

Mike Lorenzo Vera 28/1

(in field at time of writing)
Poor old Mike looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders out there and he came agonisingly close in Crans last week before finding the water on the last and settling for 3rd.  Stats wise for irons and putting combined the Frenchman was head and shoulders above anyone and given that he was T8 here in 2016 he'll be looking forward to the week.

Long Odds Shots

Speaking of non smilers Scotty Hend will blast everything a mile off the see and see what happens but something tells me he'll have a good week from 100/1 . He knows the course, has a T4 from 2016 and will do it all his own way.

Rob Taylor's Picks

With guest twitter punter @RobTaylorSport
With a links feel where Strokes Gained Approach and Tee to Green should be prominent factors, I have three picks this week.

Pick 1: Erik Van Rooyen 40/1
Pick 2: Ryan Fox 25/1
Pick 3: Pablo Larrazabal 100/1

At the top of the market I fancy Erik Van Rooyen at 40/1 and Ryan Fox 25/1 to go well. Both have decent records on recent Links tracks and have the stats to match.
Van Royen was T4 at the Irish Open, T17 at The Open and 5th two weeks ago in Denmark. All this whilst being 6th in GIR and 19th in Strokes Gained Approach; he could finally break his duck.

Ryan Fox has finished 2nd at the Irish Open and T6th at the Scottish Open over the summer, along with his 6th in Strokes Gained Tee to Green, he is one I fancy to go well on this Dutch track.

At a bigger price, Pablo Larrazabel at an early 100/1 caught the eye. Returned to action with a T16 last week after a spell out, citing his game was in good shape, and has a T20 at this event in 2016.

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