In Form Alex Noren Offers Value At The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
- 04 Oct 2016
2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Betting Preview
Following the drama and excitement of the Ryder Cup, attention returns to the European Tour this week as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes centre stage. The 16th edition of this increasingly popular tournament will again be played on some of the finest links course in Scotland - the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links, with the pro-am element adding a bit of celebrity sparkle to proceedings...
|6th October - 9th October||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
| Alex Noren (each way)
|@ 25 / 1|
|Tommy Fleetwood (each way)||@ 33 / 1|
|David Howell (each way)||@ 100 / 1|
Ryder Cup Players And Market Leaders
The cut comes after three rounds prior to the final round on the Old Course and there are six European Ryder Cup players in attendance. Thomas Pieters (18/1) is in red hot form after winning four of five points on offer at Hazeltine and 2010 Alfred Dunhill Links winner Martin Kaymer (22/1) is looking to build on his Hazeltine recovery after beating Matt Kuchar in his singles match on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Danny Willett (25/1) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (28/1), who hasn't made the cut in his past four appearances in this tournament, are also in attendance but we simply can't back any of the Ryder Cup players as we wonder how much the events of the last week will have taken out of them.
It is Louis Oosthuizen who is a 16/1 favourite but he has missed the cut in six of his last nine appearances at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, while his fellow South Africa compatriot, Branden Grace (18/1), won this tournament in 2012 and he is looking to add to his two titles already this year.
Elsewhere, Bernd Wiesberger (20/1) has gone 12-14-4 in three visits here and is in good form, although we have looked elsewhere for our three picks...
Alex Noren leaps out of the odds list as the Swede has performed so well in Scotland in recent years, racking up four top-four finishes in his past eight visits, and he did tie 3rd at the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links. Noren is relatively lightly raced this year but he has still racked up five top-fifteen and two victories in sixteen starts. Those two wins have come in his past six starts at the Scottish Open and European Masters respectively, and the form horse looks like a very decent bet at 25/1 (Betfair).
Tip #1: Alex Noren (each way) @ 25/1 with Betfair.
Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood has bounced back from a tough year in recent weeks as he has picked up successive top-fifteen finishes in his past three starts and he has previous in this tournament, with his last five visits yielding four top-fifteens (5-55-3-2-13).
Tip #2: Tommy Fleetwood (each way) @ 33/1 with Bet Victor.
Finally, David Howell is another player who has hinted at a return to form as he bids to build on his tie for 3rd in the Czech Republic and he is a proven links performer. The 2001 Dunhill Links winner also won the title here in 2013 and he has picked up four other top-fifteens in this event, with Betfred pricing him 100/1. Howell is just the kind of player who can shine if the wind gets up, which it is expected to do in Scotland, and he can prosper from a big price.
Tip #3: David Howell (each way) @ 100/1 with Betfred.