European Golf: Tommy’s Renaissance…

This week sees the Scottish Open tee off in North Berwick, with the Renaissance Club hosting this Rolex Series event.

Some of the European Tour’s best players have returned from the other side of the Atlantic to take part in this prestigious event. Tommy Fleetwood is one such player. On his last visit back to this continent he finished third in the Portugal Masters – he’s a big fish now swimming in shallower waters.

Additionally, playing golf in Scotland in October is not the easiest thing in the world, but Fleetwood has proved himself a very good links player in tough conditions, finishing second in last year’s Open in Northern Ireland. He’s a short price, but there’s a reason why!

Our second selection is Justin Harding. The South African struggled at the US Open (who didn’t!) but his last two appearances on the European Tour have seen him tied third at Valderrama and tied 11th at the Irish Open.

He’s clearly playing well, copes with difficult courses and can score in windy conditions. He’s also a nice price.

The PGA Tour event sees the Sanderson Farms Championship take place at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi.

This is the seventh time at Jackson, and the previous six occasions have all seen big priced winners – so let’s look for an outsider!

Nate Lashley finished fourth last week in the Dominican Republic, and already has a PGA Tour victory to his name. He’s a big price, but if his putter fires then anything is possible.

Recommendations:

Scottish Open: Fleetwood to win, 1 pt at 11/1, widely available

Scottish Open: Harding 0.5 pts each way at 70/1, 1/5 the odds for the first eight places, SkyBet

Sanderson Farms: Lashley 0.5 pts each way at 125/1, 1/5 the odds for the first eight places, William Hill

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