2017 Indonesian Masters

Fantasy Golf Picks and Betting Odds for the 2017 Indonesian Masters

 

THE OVERVIEW

*Although this is not a true European Tour event, the implications that this tournament potentially holds warranted a post (and also, because gambling).

Royale Jakarta Golf Club – The Royale Jakarta Golf Club consists of three 9-hole courses: The North, The South, and The West. The event this week will be played on The West and The South, with The West serving as the front nine and The South serving as the back. As such, the track will play as a 7,360-yard par 72. While there are a number of holes where water will come into play, the course is fairly open and fair. Scores this week should go low. For our picks this week, we will be heavily favoring current form.

The most interesting storyline this week is that this is the final event of the 2017 Asian Tour season, or to be more exact, the final event of any 2017 season. Therefore, the top 50 players in the world rankings after this week will have an automatic exemption to play in the 2018 Masters. There are five entrants in this week’s field that are on that bubble and will be playing for a spot next summer in Augusta. Those players are Satoshi Kodaira (currently 50th), Brandt Snedeker (51st), Dylan Fritelli (55th), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (56th), and Yusaku Miyazoto (58th). Watching these players eye the leaderboard this weekend and swing for their mark should be a ton of fun.

 

PAST WINNERS

2016  – 18   Poom Saksansin  (Runners Up:  – 13   Masahiro Kawamura, Phachara Khongwatmai, Suradit Yongcharoenchai)

2015  – 7  Lee Westwood    (Runner Up, Playoff:   Chapchai Nirat)

2014  – 17  Anirban Lahiri   (Runners Up:  – 16   Baek Seuk Hun,  Cameron Smith)

2013  – 15   Bernd Wiesberger   (Runner Up:  -15   Ernie Els)

ODDS    (Bovada 12/11/2017)

Justin Rose  +300

Kiradech Aphibarnrat  +1000

Brandt Snedeker  +1200

Dylan Fritelli  +1200

Satoshi Kodaira  +2200

Shubhankar Sharma  +2800

Gavin Green  +3300

Lucas Herbert  +3300

SSP Chawrasia  +3300

Thongchai Jaidee+3300

Ajeetesh Sandhu  +4000

Gaganjeet Bhullar  +4000

Scott Vincent  +4000

Angelo Que  +5000

Jazz Janewattananond  +5000

Micah Lauren Shin  +5000

Phachara Khongwatmai  +5000

Poom Saksansin  +5000

 

WHO’S HOT

Justin Rose

Dylan Fritelli

Shubhankar Sharma

Lucas Herbert

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Jazz Janewattananond

Thongchai Jaidee

Masahiro Kawamura

Phachara Khongwatmai

Gaganjeet Bhullar

 

LONGER SHOTS

Prayad Marksaeng  +5000

Prom Meesawat  +5000

Scott Hend  +5000

Shiv Kapur  +5000

Jake Higginbottom  +8000

Masahiro Kawamura  +8000

Suradit Yongchareonchai  +10000

Soo Min Lee  +10000

 

FAITHFULS

Thongchai Jaidee

Brandt Snedeker

SSP Chawrasia

Prom Meesawat

Scott Hend

 

THE ‘FORE’ SOME   

Gavin Green.  We’re going to float the top four big names in the field this week (any of whom have a great chance of winning) and take the young Malaysian at 33:1. Green has had a stellar year and finishes atop the Order of Merit for 2017, including three top 10s in his last 10 starts. This is a bit of a victory lap for him and we expect he will be looking to put an exclamation point on his fantastic season.

Scott Vincent & Micah Lauren Shin.  We really wanted to put Jazz Janewattananond in this mid-tier slot, but Vincent (40:1) has been playing too well of late. The Zimbabwean also has three top 10s in his last 10 starts, including a T3 at the Shinhan Donghae Open and a T2 at the Taiwan Masters. Micah Lauren Shin (50:1) gets this spot due to his win at the Manila Masters and T7 at the Hong Kong Open. He missed the cut two weeks ago in Mauritius, but has had a week off and his super recent form is otherwise fire.

Namchok Tantipokakul. Originally had Masahiro Kawamura here, but a closer look at recent form led to us taking the 30-year-old Thai. Tantipokakul has only played in three of the last seven Asian Tour events, but in those events he’s finished T3, T20, and T7. Only one month ago, at the Manila Masters he shot rounds of 63 and 65. At 100:1, we’ll take it.

 

JOHN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat  (8:1)

Miguel Tabuena  (40:1)

Prayad Marksaeng  (50:1)

John Catlin  (100:1)

GAVIN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat  (8:1)

Poom Saksansin  (50:1)

Phachara Khongwatmai  (50:1)

Richard T. Lee  (150:1)

 

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