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Final round
from the
Hero Open

Sam Horsfield -18
Thomas Detry -17
Alexander Björk -14
Chris Paisley -14
Oliver Farr -14
Maximilian Kieffer -13
Matthieu Pavon -13
Mikko Korhonen -13
Rasmus Højgaard -13
Scott Jamieson -11
Aaron Rai -11
Laurie Canter -11
Antoine Rozner -11
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez -11

Final round
betting odds
for the
Hero Open

Sam Horsfield 3/1
Rasmus Hojgaard 3/1
Mikko Korhonen 9/2
Oliver Farr 10/1
Thomas Detry 11/1
Chris Paisley 11/1
Alexander Björk 18/1
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez 18/1
Benjamin Hebert 18/1
Matthieu Pavon 20/1
Antoine Rozner 40/1
Joachim B. Hansen 40/1
Richard Bland 45/1
Robert Rock 50/1
Niklas Lemke 80/1
Joel Sjöholm 150/1
Marcus Armitage 200/1
Andy Sullivan 200/1
Laurie Canter 300/1
Sean Crocker 300/1
Pablo Larrazábal 300/1
Renato Paratore 300/1
Ross Fisher 300/1
Maximilian Kieffer 300/1
Jamie Donaldson 500/1
Aaron Rai 500/1
Ricardo Santos 750/1
Miguel Ángel Jiménez 750/1
Louis De Jager 750/1
Kalle Samooja 750/1
Joël Stalter 750/1
Jason Scrivener 750/1
Grant Forrest 750/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño 750/1
Callum Shinkwin 750/1
Ashley Chesters 750/1
Benjamin Poke 750/1
Ryan Fox 750/1
Alexander Levy 1000/1
Matthew Southgate 1000/1
Julien Guerrier 1000/1
Sihwan Kim 1000/1
Cormac Sharvin 1000/1
Wil Besseling 1000/1
Rhys Enoch 1000/1
Rikard Karlberg 1000/1


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Review & Betting Guide for the Hero Open


Joost Luiten
Joost Luiten
James Kennedy

Andy Sullivan
Andy Sullivan
James Kennedy

Justin Harding
Justin Harding
Asian Tour

Rasmus Hojgaard
Rasmus Højgaard
Heritage Resorts

Connor Syme
Connor Syme
James Kennedy

Andrea Pavan
Andrea Pavan
Volvo China Open
Richard Castka

JB Hansen
JB Hansen
James Kennedy

I am fortunate enough to know the Forest of Arden course very well being that it was my home course while at Coventry University with the club kindly offering the golf team which I was captain of a five-day membership, so as you would imagine we would study of a morning and head to the course for the afternoon.

The course was founded in 1970 when Donald Steel was commissioned to design the course that regularly hosted the English Open and has also hosted the British Masters and was one of the few venues that finishes with a par 3 hole.

The course meanders through the forest with its majestic oak trees and trout lakes of Lord Aylesfords estate at Packington Park, the course feels like it has been here for centuries but as I stated earlier it is a relatively new course weighing in at 7,134-yards from the tips and can feel longer than when you are playing the course.

The Arden course was always immaculately presented from tee to green when we played and the green keeper always speeded up the greens for us when we had university matches. The course lulls you into a false sense of security with its opening holes but then the run of holes from the 6th through to the 9th starts to show the courses true metal and will test all parts of your golf game, especially the par 3, 8th which is guarded by water on two sides.

The back nine then takes it up a notch with some memorable holes, but it’s the two closing holes that will get a lot of attention. The 17th is a par five with a bunker protecting the left and a lake to the right guarding the green, it’s a wonderful risk and reward hole. The aforementioned par 3, closing hole measures 211-yards and is very intimidating, played from an elevated tee across a lake to a green with plenty of subtle movement in it, the eventual winner really needs to have a couple of shots in hand before he steps on that final tee box.


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My tips to Win:

I tipped Joost Luiten 16/1 – with SpreadEx – in both the Austrian and Euram Bank Opens and while he played well in both tournaments’ mistakes cost him especially at the Euram Bank Open where he was in a great position leading after the first two rounds and sitting in the runner-up spot at the same stage at the Austrian Open. Joost is a multiple winner on the European Tour and he will be looking to bounce back this week.

It has now been five years since Andy Sullivan 20/1 – with BetWay – had that magnificent year of winning three events in 2015 and he will be desperate to get a win during this UK swing of the rescheduled European Tour. A Top 5 finish at the British Masters at the weekend firing all four rounds in the 60s shows the lad from Nuneaton is in good form and coming back to the Forest of Arden a course he will know well as it’s not too far from his home town, presents the perfect opportunity.

Justin Harding 28/1 – with 10Bet – won’t be happy shooting a final round one over par 72, which took him out of contention at the British Masters at the weekend, but I am sure he will take the positives of being back in the mix on the final day. It hasn’t been a great year so far for the South African with only two Top 10 finishes from his ten starts on the European Tour but second and third rounds of 63 and 66 consecutively shows he isn’t too far away from putting a run together.

Each-way tips:

I am sure Rasmus Højgaard 33/1 – with BetVictor – will take a lot of positives from his runner-up finish at the British Masters, especially firing all four rounds under par, all these guys are good golfers what makes a great golfer is consistency under pressure and being able to put a score together when things aren’t going well. Rasmus already has a win this year on the wraparound season and a Top 10 at the Oman Open and he will be full of confidence coming into this week and that is the key ingredient to consistency.

I will be sticking with Connor Syme 80/1 – with UniBet – this week even though he missed the cut at the British Masters. Connor has five Top 25 finishes from his nine starts on this year’s European Tour wraparound season including his Top 5 finish at the Austrian Open a couple of weeks ago and I am sure he will be determined to get back in the thick of it this week and I feel these are great odds for the Scotsman.

Outside tip:

I am sure it hasn’t been the start to the season that Andrea Pavan 100/1 – with Ladbrokes – was expecting, but after watching his compatriot Paratore winning the British Masters at the weekend will only inspire Andrea to get back on track. Pavan has two wins in each of the last two years and a solid if not spectacular British Masters should give him some confidence coming into this week and getting off to a good start will be key.

Longer odds:

Try Joachim B Hansen 150/1 – with UniBet

As always good luck

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