The Irish Open gets started on Thursday and there are some intriguing threeballs taking place, with tournament headliner Rory McIlroy set to tee up alongside Andy Sullivan and Soren Kjeldsen. For the purposes of our threeballs bet though we are focusing on a couple of the early rounds as Joost Luiten and Tommy Fleetwood look good value to win their respective matches at the K Club in County Kildare...

Irish Open Threeballs Odds Won/Lost Bet
Tommy Fleetwood to beat Scott Hend and Paul McGinley @ 11 / 8  
Joost Luiten to beat Russell Knox and Thongchai Jaidee @ 13 / 8  
Double Returns: @ 5 / 1  

7.55am - Tommy Fleetwood - Scott Hend - Paul McGinley
Match Odds:

Tommy Fleetwood is a player who should enjoy playing at the K Club this week as there is a demand for risk-reward golf and finding greens in regulation could well prove to be the most important statistic of the week. Fleetwood ranks 32nd for GIR percentage during a calendar year that has seen him rack up four top-20 finishes and he is a player who tends to start quickly.

Indeed, Fleetwood' last five events have seen him produce a first round scoring average of 70, which compares favourably with Scott Hend's return of 73.67 from his past six starts. The Australian has been in decent form of late but he cannot match the consistency of Fleetwood and Hend's opening round 81 in Spain recently ensures it is Fleetwood who can win this threeball, with Paul McGinley yet to make the weekend in any of his three starts on the European Tour this season.
Tip #1: Tommy Fleetwood to win his threeball @ 13/8 with Ladbrokes.

8.15am - Joost Luiten - Russell Knox - Thongchai Jaidee
Match Odds:

Joost Luiten features amongst the tips in our betting preview for the 2016 Irish Open as the Dutchman has been in very good form of late, securing four top-fifteens in his past five starts. He can boast a first round scoring average of 69.20 from those five outings and the 2013 Irish Open runner-up should shine on a course that looks ideally suited to a player who currently ranks 11th for GIR stats this year.

Luiten comes up against two players who make the long trip for the USA to compete this week and Russell Knox is an obvious threat but Thongchai Jaidee hasn't made the cut in his last two outings worldwide, opening with a 76 and a 72 in that time. Luiten should have the edge here.
Tip #2: Joost Luiten to win his threeball @ 13/8 with Ladbrokes.com.