International Golf: Swede dreams are made of this…

There are a couple of low key golfing events in Europe and on the PGA Tour this week, as the top players prepare for next week’s Masters. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bet on them!

In Europe, the players head to the Mediterranean for the Cyprus Open. The course is short, at less than 7,000 yards, and includes five par threes and four par fives. It seems designed more for holiday makers rather the top professionals, with wind seeming to be its only defence.

We’re going to side with Joakim Lagergren, with the Swede having won in Sicily, a similar type of tourist island course with potential wind issues.

The PGA Tour heads to another holiday island, with the Bermuda Championship. The Port Royal Golf Course is a short par 71, with length off the tee largely irrelevant.

Brendon Todd won last year, shooting an impressive 24-under par. He returns this week and must have a great chance, but us just 14/1 at best.

Instead we’re going to side with Henrik Stenson, and hope the wind gets up so the Swede can show his undoubted process in blowing conditions.

Recommendations:

Cyprus Open: Lagergren 0.5 pts each way at 40/1, 1/5 the odds for the first six places, Unibet

Bermuda Championship: Stenson 0.5 pts each way at 40/1, 1/5 the odds for the first seven places, SkyBet

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