2016 Porsche European Open Betting Preview

The Porsche European Open made a welcome return to the European Tour calendar last year as Thongchai Jaidee took victory and a decent field head to Bad Griesbach for the latest edition. Last year's renewal was the first time that the tournament had been played since 2009 and it was played for the very first time in its history on the Beckenbauer Course at Bad Griesbach in Germany...

22nd September - 25th September Odds Won/Lost Bet

Porsche European Open
Bernd Wiesberger (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 16 / 1 P
Scott Hend (each way) @ 30 / 1  
Nicolas Colsaerts (each way) @ 50 / 1  

Ryder Cup Stars

The 7,188 yard track would appear to favour the big hitters and those who scramble well, which is why it is no surprise to see that the in-form Thomas Pieters starts favourite as he rates well for both of those statistics. Pieters is in great touch as he followed up his 4th place effort in Rio with a runner-up spot in the Czech Republic and victory at the Made In Denmark, with Bet 365 pricing him 10/1 this week.

However, Pieters has the Ryder Cup coming up next week and you wonder what effect that might have on his concentration in Germany, which is a factor that must also be considered with home favourite Martin Kaymer, who is an 11/1 shot when bidding to win a tournament for the first time since 2014.

The Selections

Instead, we prefer to side with a trio who can give their full attention to matters in Germany and that leads us to Bernd Wiesberger. The Austrian opened with a 64 at Bad Griesbach before missing the cut last year but he is in much better form this time around and he is a player who ranks well for both distance off the tee and scrambling. Wiesberger has picked up six top-fifteens in his past ten starts and he can build on a fine runner-up effort at the KLM Open.
Tip #1: Bernd Wiesberger (each way) @ 16/1 with Paddy Power.

Another big hitter takes our fancy as Scott Hend looks to improve on his 4th place effort from 2015. The Australian has enjoyed a good year as he won the Queen's Cup in Thailand and he was recently runner-up at the European Masters before tying for 4th at the KLM Open, where he ranked 7th for scrambling stats. Hend has since missed the cut in Italy but that course was never likely to suit and a return to Germany could see him flourish.
Tip #2: Scott Hend (each way) @ 50/1 with Bet Victor.

Finally, they don't come much bigger off the tee than Nicolas Colsaerts and the Belgian could be ready to fire after showing admirable consistency of late. Colsaerts has missed just one cut in his past eleven starts in European events and he is a player who is capable of producing a big performance out of nowhere, as evidenced by 3rd place efforts in Mauritius, Scotland and Sweden during 2016.
Tip #3: Nicolas Colsaerts (each way) @ 50/1 with BetVictor.com.

2016 European Open Odds