2016 Made In Denmark Betting Preview

There is a stronger field than usual in attendance for the third renewal of the Made In Denmark this week as several players are looking to force their way into Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup plans. With the automatic qualifiers for the European team already confirmed, all that is left to do is for Clarke to pick his three wildcards and we fancy Martin Kaymer to put across an overwhelming case for inclusion this week...

  • Kaymer has finished in the top-seven in four of his last eight starts worldwide
  • Bradley Dredge has finished in the top-six in both previous editions of the Made In Denmark 

25th August - 28th August Odds Won/Lost Bet

Made In Denmark
Martin Kaymer (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 10 / 1  
Thorbjorn Olesen (each way) @ 45 / 1  
Bradley Dredge first round leader (each way) @ 40 / 1 P

A Worthy Favourite

Kaymer is the stand-out name in this field at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort in Farso, Denmark, and the German can build on a fine run of recent form by picking up a first win since the 2014 US Open. The 31-year-old has racked up six top-fifteen finishes in his last eight starts worldwide, including a tie for 7th at the US PGA Championship, and the way he putted at Baltusrol would suggest that his game is in good order ahead of this trip to Denmark.
Tip #1: Martin Kaymer (each way) @ 10/1 with Sky Bet

The Contenders

Matthew Fitzpatrick is next best in the betting at 12/1 with Ladbrokes and the Englishman can afford to relax after securing his Ryder Cup spot with a tie for 5th at the Czech Masters last week. There is much to like about the Nordea Masters winner and his form appears to be picking up again after a couple of tough months.

Thomas Pieters is also finding some touch as his fourth place effort at the Olympics was followed up by a runner-up spot in the Czech Republic. However, the disappointment of missing out on a medal and failing to justify his in-play odds-on price at the weekend will have taken its toll, as will the recent busy schedule, and we are happy to swerve him at 12/1.

Meanwhile, Soren Kjeldsen could force his way into Ryder Cup contention at Himmerland, where the Dane finished tied 15th in 2014 and tied 2nd in 2015. Kjeldsen clearly enjoys this course but he is plenty short enough at 18/1.

Shane Lowry (25/1) is also in Ryder Cup contention and reckons that only a win will do this week. The Irishman often players well when the wind blows, which it is likely to do this week, and he could well produce a big performance as the US Open runner-up bids to bounce back from a disappointing few weeks.

Thorbjorn Makes Each-Way Appeal

Elsewhere, Thorbjorn Olesen could give Darren Clarke something to think about with a big showing in his homeland this week and the Dane is a juicy 45/1 with Paddy Power. Olesen, who tied 7th here in 2014, has a habit of blowing hot and cold as the BMW International runner-up notched up five top-20 finishes in six starts earlier this year before recently enduring a run of three missed cuts. A tie for 30th at the Olympics was a step in the right direction though and we fancy that the lure of a Ryder Cup spot, as well as in conditions likely to suit, Olesen is well worth a look here.
Tip #2: Thorbjorn Olesen (each way) @ 45/1 with Paddy Power.

First Round Leader

Finally, Bradley Dredge has a strong record at Himmerland as he was runner-up in 2014 before tying for 6th last year. Dredge's 25/1 to win this week isn't particularly appetising on the basis of his form this year but we do like the 40/1 for him to be first round leader as he has been inside the top-five of the leaderboard after the first day of this tournament in both of his previous appearances. Dredge has opened with a round of 66 in each of his last two visits and he could make another fast start after opening with a 69 and a 68 in his past two outings on the European Tour.
Tip #3: Bradley Dredge first round leader (each way) @ 40/1 with Betfred.

2016 Made In Denmark Odds