Made In Denmark – Live on Sky Sports 4 from 10:30 Thursday 20th Aug
After spending the past two weeks in America, the European Tour returns with the oddly-named Made In Denmark, which gets underway on Thursday. Last year, Marc Warren won the inaugural staging of this tournament, shooting nine under par to beat Bradley Dredge by two shots. The defending champion heads the betting and is closely followed by Danes, Thomas Bjorn and Soren Kjeldsen. Apart from those mentioned, the field isn’t particularly strong, however the event is an excellent one from a betting perspective.
This week’s venue is the home of Thomas Bjorn’s first victory as a professional golfer back in 1995, Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort. It proved to be an excellent host last year and the course provided a proper test as the winning score of 9 under par suggests. The wind was the golf courses main defence and those who excel in windy conditions have a big advantage around Himmerland Golf Course. The fairways are of average width, however the rough is thick and very penal which is why accuracy off the tee proved to be more important than distance in 2014.
Lasse Jensen – Despite spending last year on the Challenge Tour, Lasse Jensen competed in this event and finished in 7th position. He’s now playing regularly on the European Tour and after a poor start to the season, Jensen has showed some signs of form in recent outings. Admittedly, he missed the cut in his last start, but before that he made four consecutive cuts and shot some really low rounds. Lasse Jensen was leading the BMW International Open after shooting a first round score of 65 and also shot an opening round of 64 in the Omega European Masters recently. Playing in his native country brought the best out of Jensen’s game last year and at a three figure price, I think he’s well worth backing.
0.75pts each way @ 125/1
Chris Paisley – In a very weak field, Chris Paisley is being underrated this week and can be backed at 125/1. The Englishman has all but secured his European Tour card ahead of next season and can play with the pressure off for the remainder of the year. Paisley has made 12 of 15 cuts and has improved as the season has progressed. He tied for 13th in the Nordea Masters in June and finished 3rd in a high quality field in Germany, and more recently finished 18th in the Madeira Islands Open, this indicating that his games in great shape.
0.75pts each way @ 125/1
Robert Dinwiddie – Robert Dinwiddie ruptured a disk in his back and was forced to miss the end of the 2014 season, however he appears to have recovered and is now playing some superb golf. Dinwiddie has made 6 of his last 7 cuts and finished 3rd in the Lyoness Open not so long ago. Since then, he’s made it through Open Championship qualifying and tied for tenth in his most recent outing in the Omega European Masters. Finally, Robert has proved on numerous occasions that he can perform in the windy conditions and he’s an accurate driver of the ball, therefore this is a venue that I expect to suit his game.
0.75pts each way @ 150/1
Prices correct at time of writing.
Join Eastbridge Sports Betting Brokerage today for large stakes on the European Tour!