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Final round
scores for the
KLM Open

Romain Wattel -15
Austin Connelly -14
Eddie Pepperell -13
George Coetzee -13
Justin Walters -13
Lee Westwood -13
Sebastian Heisele -13
Joël Stalter -13
Chris Wood -12
Bernd Wiesberger -12
Matt Wallace -12
Joakim Lagergren -12
Kiradech Aphibarnrat -12

Final round
betting odds
for the

KLM Open

Kiradech Aphibarnrat 11/8
Romain Wattel 4/1
Lee Westwood 11/2
Joakim Lagergren 10/1
Joel Stalter 11/1
Sebastian Heisele 18/1
George Coetzee 25/1
MatteoManassero| 33/1
Austin Connelly 40/1
Bernd Wiesberger 40/1
Justin Walters 40/1
Eddie Pepperell 66/1
Matt Wallace 66/1
Ashun Wu 80/1
Chris Wood 100/1
Fabrizio Zanotti 100/1
Mikko Ilonen 150/1
Richard Finch 150/1
Matthieu Pavon 200/1
Paul Dunne 200/1
Peter Hanson 200/1
Chris Hanson 250/1
Carlos Pigem 400/1
Jose-Felipe Lima 500/1
Magnus A Carlsson 500/1
Stuart Manley 500/1


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Review & Betting Guide for the KLM Open


Joost Luiten
Joost Luiten
James Kennedy

Ross Fisher
Ross Fisher
Cyrille Bertin

Richie Ramsay
Richie Ramsay
James Kennedy

Fabrizio Zanotti
Fabrizio Zanotti
Cyrille Bertin

Paul Dunne
Paul Dunne
James Kennedy

Joakim Lagergren
Joakim Lagergren

Simon Dyson
Simon Dyson
James Kennedy

The European Tour strangely stays in Europe this week and heads to Holland for the KLM Open, which this year will be played over the Colin Montgomerie and European Golf Design “The Dutch” which will be home for this event for the next two years.

The course is an outstanding test of golf, with undulating landscape, rolling fairways framed by gorse-clad mounds, topped off with smooth, lightning-quick greens and has that inland links feel to it.

The construction team used round-breaking construction techniques to create a dramatic and undulating landscape, but I will leave you with the words of Ross McMurray of European Golf Design to describe the course, which he stated was “My pride at creating The Dutch”

"The site was characterised by flat farmland several metres below sea level, with silt/clay soils overlying a deeper layer of peat. Not ideal for golf course construction... Quite radical shaping was used to create a rugged character where undulating fairways, featuring many bumps and hollows, are framed by dramatic mounding.

Out of necessity on land which is below sea level there are also many water features; lakes, streams and canals. We wanted to combine influences from links and heathlands with some modern flair to create a unique style. We wanted an immediate ‘wow’ factor then back that up with good strategic design. I really like the way the challenge builds as you go round. From a relatively gentle start it keeps racking up the pressure and the back nine is a real challenge. Most greens have a number of different tiers and lots of run-offs sweep shots away from the surface."

For another trusted The Dutch review click here

My tips to win:

Local boy Joost Luiten 18/1 with SportingBet is the defending champion this week and no doubt the home support will be right behind him as he goes for back-to-back wins. It has not been a great year for the Dutchman with only one Top 10 on the European Tour this year, but he has only missed four cuts from his eighteen starts, his golf has just not been up to his normal standard, but I think that will change being the defending champion this week and a home crowd roaring him on.

Ross Fisher 33/1 with SportingBet has played well in this event, but when it was switched to the Dutch Course last year he finished just inside the Top 50 only shooting one round in the 60s. Ross comes into this week on the back of two missed cuts the first being at the PGA Championship and then last weeks European Masters, where his opening round of 74 put him straight behind the eight-ball. Fisher has had his problems with the flat-stick but when his new Spider gets hot, you will see him back in the thick of it.

I did tip Richie Ramsay 33/1 with Coral last week but a third round 75 put paid to any aspirations the Scotsman had of regaining his title. Ramsay did show a lot of mental strength to come back from that and shoot a final round 64, which should see him came into this week in a more confident mood.

My each-way

A third place finish at the European Masters saw Fabrizio Zanotti 35/1 with Bet365 notch up his third Top 5 finish of the season, which includes his win at the Maybank Championship. It was a great way for the Paraguayan to come back after three missed cuts in his previous four starts. Fabrizio missed shooting four rounds in the 60s by one shot here last year and that scoring see him finish just outside the Top 15, but I am sure with the weekends confidence boost we will see him back in the thick of it again this week.

I refrained from tipping Paul Dunne 45/1 with BetFred and felt that he would probably need a week to settle back into the swing of things. Paul shoot a second round 64 here last year and was another player to just miss out on a Top 10 spot by one shot. I have felt all year that the Irishman is ready to win on the European Tour and with two Top 15s from his last three starts I think we will see him in one of the final pairings come Sunday afternoon.

My outside tip:

It all seemed to go downhill for Joakim Lagergren 125/1 with Coral after his runner-up finish at the Qatar Masters, since then he has missed seven cuts from fourteen starts. But Joakim played some solid golf last week to make the Top 50 at the European Masters. There have been signs like his Top 15 finish at the BMW International Open which could have been a lot better but for a final round 75. Lagergren had a Top 20 finish here last year when he opened up with a 66 and I feel he could just be coming back into form.

If you want a longer odds tip then Simon Dyson 500/1 with SportingBet who has won this event three times but not on this track and seems to miss a cut every other week, could be worth a 50p each-way punt as it's a week he is due to make a cut!

As always good luck

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