European Golf: Shane in Spain

The European golfing field heads to Spain this week, with the world renowned Valderrama course hosting the Andalucia Masters.

It’s six years since this course held an European Tour event, and today the home challenge is led by Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who hosts, and young superstar Jon Rahm. While both have very obvious chances, at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively they are too short for us.

Instead we’ll side with Shane Lowry. The Irish star isn’t a consistent winner but has undoubted class when playing well, as typified by his victory in the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. His straight driving is a strong point and will be needed around this tight, difficult course.

Additionally we’ll take an each way chance on Gregory Havret. The Frenchman finished sixth last time here and has shown some form over the last few weeks. When playing well he has the accuracy needed to do well here, and needs a good performance to get into the final 60 for Dubai.

Recommendations:

Lowry to win, 1 pt, at 16/1, widely available

Havret 0.5 pts each way at 80/1, 1/4 the odds first five places, Bet365

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