After the delights of Wentworth, and the victory by Francisco Molinari, the European Tour heads to his home country and the Italian Open.
Molinari has a great record in his home open, but the venue has changed this year to the Gardagolf Golf Club in Brescia. This was last used in 2003, i.e. before most current players were on the Tour.
Although this is the second Rolex event of the Tour, after last week’s BMW PGA Championship, and so must of Europe’s elite is here, the lack of familiarity with the course means we’re going to take a couple of long punts.
First up, we’re going to side with Lucas Bjerregaard. The Danish star is in red hot form, he came third last week and hasn’t finished outside the top six in his last three tournaments.
Young Swedish star Marcus Kinhult had a stellar amateur career, including representing Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup in 2014. He has progressed rapidly onto the main Tour, finishing third at the Qatar Masters. He played well at Wentworth last week, and we’ll take a punt at a large price.
Bjerregaard 0.5 pts each way at 40/1, 1/5 the odds for the first eight places, SkyBet
Kinhult 0.5 pts each way at 100/1, 1/5 the odds for the first eight places, SkyBet
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