The Maybank Championship Betting Preview

The Maybank Championship was held for the very first time last year as Marcus Fraser took the title at the Royal Selangor Golf Club but there is a different venue for the second edition as the Palm Course at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur takes on hosting duties from Thursday...

  • Saujana Golf and Country Club hosted the Malaysian Open on six occasions
  • Thongchai Jaidee won the Malaysian Open at Saujana in 2004 and 2005

9th February - 12th February Odds Won/Lost Bet

Maybank Championship
Thongchai Jaidee (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 25 / 1  
Thomas Aiken (each way) @ 33 / 1  
Prayad Marksaeng (each way) @ 125 / 1  

The Head Of The Market

Charl Schwartzel heads here as a 12/1 joint-favourite (Betfair) and the 2011 Masters winner has finished in the top-20 in his past three visits to Malaysia, albeit it is difficult to know what you are going to get from him in what will be the South African's first start in two months.

Co-favourite, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, is in prime form after tying for 11th in Dubai last week but he is someone who makes more appeal as an each-way selection at longer odds because he simply doesn't win enough. The same could be said of Bernd Wiesberger (14/1) who continues his search for a fourth win on the European Tour and he did finish runner-up at Kuala Lumpur in 2014 and 2015, although we prefer to take a look at three players at bigger prices...

Former Winner

The Maybank Championship may in its infancy as a European Tour event but we do have some course form to look at as the Saujana Golf and Country Club hosted the Malaysian Open in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Thongchai Jaidee knows all about the track as he won the Malaysian Open there in 2004 and 2005, with Betfred pricing him 25/1 this week. The Thai star came through tough conditions in Dubai to sign off with a 67 and a tie for 15th on Sunday, while of more significance is the fact that he is hitting 73% of greens in regulation this year. GIR stats are likely to prove crucial around this 7,186 yard course, which brings us to our next pick...
Tip #1: Thongchai Jaidee (each way) @ 25/1 with Betfred.

Aiken To The Fore

Thomas Aiken has already run into some place money for us twice during 2017 (28/1 and 45/1) as he has been in excellent form either side of the new year, racking up four successive top-fifteens prior to a tough week in Dubai where he never enjoyed the best of conditions. The South African ranked first for GIR stats on the European Tour during 2016 and he is hitting an eye-watering 80.56% of GIR so far this year!

Crucially, Aiken is much-improved with putter in hand and he is a player who tends to thrive at this time of the year, with all three of his previous European Tour wins coming during the first-half of the calendar, including his Avantha Masters success in March 2013 and his Africa Open win in February 2014.
Tip #2: Thomas Aiken (each way) @ 33/1 with Betfred.com.

The Outside Pick

Finally, we are siding with another Thai player who has course form under his belt as Prayad Marksaeng is worth a speculative each-way punt at a frankly massive 125/1. It was only two weeks ago that Marksaeng was winning the Singapore Open, which incidentally was his third win in the past two years, and the 51-year-old has previous at Saujana having finished third there in 2004 and runner-up in 2009.
Tip #3: Prayad Marksaeng (each way) @ 125/1 with Betfred.

2017 Maybank Championship Odds

Danny Willett
Danny Willett 8/15 8/15 1/2 1/2 1/2 8/15 8/15
David Lipsky
David Lipsky 13/2 11/2 6 6 13/2 11/2 13/2
Alexander Levy
Alexander Levy 10 10 10 11 9 9 11
Bernd Wiesberger
Bernd Wiesberger 11 9 10 10 10 12 11
K T Kim
K T Kim 16 16 14 18 16 16 16
Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri 25 18 16 20 25 25 25
Mike Lorenzo-Vera
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 22 20 22 22 20 25 22
Gregory Havret
Gregory Havret 33 35 33 33 33 40 40
Panuphol Pittayarat
Panuphol Pittayarat 40 35 40 40 40 50 50
Fabrizio Zanotti
Fabrizio Zanotti 66 55 50 55 50 66 50
Thongchai Jaidee
Thongchai Jaidee 125 100 80 100 80 125 100
Shubhankar Sharma
Shubhankar Sharma 125 150 80 150 100 125 100
Haotong Li
Haotong Li 150 125 100 150 125 200 150
Gaganjeet Bhullar
Gaganjeet Bhullar 200 250 - 250 200 250 250
Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood 150 150 150 200 150 250 200
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood 200 300 125 300 200 300 -
Pablo Larrazabal
Pablo Larrazabal 200 250 - 300 200 300 -
Johannes Veerman
Johannes Veerman 300 300 - 300 200 400 400
Shiv Kapur
Shiv Kapur 300 500 - 500 500 500 -
Haydn Porteous
Haydn Porteous 300 500 - 750 500 750 -
Paul Peterson
Paul Peterson 300 500 - 500 750 750 -
Phachara Khongwatmai
Phachara Khongwatmai 250 750 - 750 300 750 -
Lucas Bjerregaard
Lucas Bjerregaard - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Marcel Siem
Marcel Siem - 750 - 750 750 1000 -
Ben Leong
Ben Leong - 1000 - 1000 750 1000 -
Carlos Pigem
Carlos Pigem - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
James Morrison
James Morrison - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Javier Colomo
Javier Colomo - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Lasse Jensen
Lasse Jensen - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Marc Warren
Marc Warren - 750 - 750 200 1000 -
Masahiro Kawamura
Masahiro Kawamura - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Matteo Manassero
Matteo Manassero - 750 - 1000 1000 - -
Maximilian Kieffer
Maximilian Kieffer - 1000 - 1000 750 - -
Mikko Korhonen
Mikko Korhonen - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Nicholas Fung
Nicholas Fung - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Nino Bertasio
Nino Bertasio - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Peter Uihlein
Peter Uihlein - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Piya Swangarunporn
Piya Swangarunporn - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan - 1000 - 1000 500 1000 -
Renato Paratore
Renato Paratore - 750 - 750 750 1000 -
Robert Rock
Robert Rock - 1000 - 1000 500 - -
Sam Brazel
Sam Brazel - 750 - 750 750 1000 -
Scott Hend
Scott Hend - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Siddikur Rahman
Siddikur Rahman - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Soomin Lee
Soomin Lee - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Todd Sinnott
Todd Sinnott - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Daeng Abd Rahman Abd Aziz
Daeng Abd Rahman Abd Aziz - 1000 - 1000 1000 - -
Adrian Otaegui
Adrian Otaegui - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Ashun Wu
Ashun Wu - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Chiragh Kumar
Chiragh Kumar - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Chris Paisley
Chris Paisley - 750 - 1000 2000 - -
Danny Chia
Danny Chia - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Felipe Aguilar
Felipe Aguilar - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Gary Stal
Gary Stal - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Gavin Green
Gavin Green - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Prom Meesawat
Prom Meesawat - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Rafael Cabrera Bello
Rafael Cabrera Bello - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Romain Wattel
Romain Wattel - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Wei Chih Lu
Wei Chih Lu - 1000 - 1000 2000 - -
Adilson Da Silva
Adilson Da Silva - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Andrew Dodt
Andrew Dodt - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Arie Irawan
Arie Irawan - 1000 - - 4000 - -
Deng Shan Koh
Deng Shan Koh - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Jorge Campillo
Jorge Campillo - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Jyoti Randhawa
Jyoti Randhawa - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Keith Horne
Keith Horne - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Niall Turner
Niall Turner - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Thitiphun Chuayprakong
Thitiphun Chuayprakong - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -
Wen-Chong Liang
Wen-Chong Liang - 1000 - 1000 4000 - -