Sean Crocker 10/3
Renato Paratore 5/1
Matthew Jordan 8/1
John Catlin 11/1
Jorge Campillo 11/1
Dean Burmester 12/1
Ross McGowan 14/1
Bernd Wiesberger 14/1
Andy Sullivan 16/1
Shubhankar Sharma 22/1
Marcel Siem 33/1
Benjamin Hebert 40/1
Adrien Saddier 40/1
Thomas Detry 40/1
Rasmus Højgaard 40/1
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 60/1
James Morrison 66/1
Alexander Levy 80/1
Calum Hill 90/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 100/1
Paul Peterson 100/1
Justin Harding 150/1
Masahiro Kawamura 150/1
Marcus Armitage 150/1
Wil Besseling 150/1
Nacho Elvira 200/1
Guido Migliozzi 200/1
Bryden MacPherson 300/1
Jamie Donaldson 300/1
Adrian Meronk 400/1
Alexander Björk 400/1
Daniel Van Tonder 400/1
Henrik Stenson 400/1
Ronan Kleu 400/1
Min Woo Lee 500/1
The history of golf at Crans-sur-Sierra where this week’s Omega European Open is to be played can be traced back to 1905. Arnold Lunn, who owned the Palace Hotel, was persuaded that the pastureland to the west of the hotel was ideal for a golf course. Two Englishmen Freemantle and Gedge were commissioned and the first nine holes were opened in 1906 to be followed by the second nine in 1908.
The golf course was abandoned during World War I but was reopened in 1921 thanks to hoteliers, Elysée Bonvin (Hotel du Golf) and Albert Bonvin (Beauséjour). In 1924 the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club was founded, with René Payot as its first President. Shortly after the opening, architect Harry Nicholson was commissioned to add improvements.
A large number of greens were remodelled and additional bunkering, thus creating the overall layout at Plan-Bramois which remained unchanged until 1997. In 1995 Severiano Ballesteros was commissioned to make it more challenging to the professionals on the European Tour and even more attractive for the many golfers that visit this resort.
After two redesigns, the course opened with new greens with various contours and slopes, new tee boxes installed and obstacles added or modified.
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My tips to Win:
You can see how open this weeks Omega European Masters tournament is with the prices on offer from the bookies. First up is Bernd Wiesberger 25/1 with OddsChecker a winner earlier this year and three Top 26s since that win including his Top 5 at the BMW International Open. Bernd has played in this event seven times and has two Top 15 finishes and currently sits in sixth place on the Ryder Cup points table and with double points on offer he could near enough cement his place in the team with a win here this week.
I must admit with the form Justin Harding 40/1 with UniBet has been in over the last few months I am surprised he is this far down the betting odds not just because of his win earlier this year, but six Top 25 finishes from his last six starts including a runner-up and two Top 7s. I think these are great odds for the South African.
Another player that is being offered at great odds this week is Guido Migliozzi 40/1 with UniBet who had back-to-back runners-up finishes in May to add to his earlier runner-up finish at the Qatar Masters back in March. Guido also had a fourth place at the US Open which he followed up with a Top 15 at the Travelers Championship. Migliozzi went slightly gone off the boil, but is back this week after representing his country at the Olympics.
Another South African winner earlier in the year was Dean Burmester 40/1 with SportingIndex winning the Tenerife Open, which he followed up with two other Top 6 finishes, but like Guido had gone slightly off the boil, but came back at the weekend with a Top 6 at the Czech Masters which will see him arrive this week in a more positive frame of mind.
So too will Rasmus Hojgaard 45/1 with UniBet after his third place finish two weeks ago at the Cazoo Classic when he shot a third round 62, it seems most top players find it hard to follow a very low score with another one, but what it did show is that Rasmus's game is starting to come back. I have to admit I think it is too earlier for him to be looking at the PGA Tour and feel he needs a good full season on the European Tour under his belt, before he heads over the Atlantic.
I have tipped him the last two times that he has teed it up and I am going to stick with Lucas Bjerregaard 100/1 with MansionBet after his weeks break. Lucas had a Top 10 sandwiched between his two mid thirty place finishes, but he does enjoy teeing it up at the Crans-sur-Sierre GC having had a Top 10 and a runner-up finish here from his five starts and a week working on his erratic driving but playing with more confidence these could be very good odds.
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