THE OVERVIEW

Silkeborg RY Golf Club, Silkeborg, Denmark The European Tour continues its path across continental Europe to Silkeborg, Denmark where Thomas Bjorn only has one more event before he will need to make his final selections for the upcoming Ryder Cup. 

The course this week is a new one for this event. The past four iterations have been held at the Himmerland Golf Resort. So, there is very little course info and no course history for the players this week. The course will play as a 6,975-yard, par 72. According to reports, it is a tight, parkland layout with tree-lined fairways, some severe doglegs, and a bunch of sand and water hazards in play throughout (thank you Ben Coley!).     

The weather shouldn't be an issue. Temperatures will be in the 60s-70s with light rain and winds up to 16mph.

It's hard to discern what stats to target for a course with so little info; however, we think it's safe to say that bombers will not necessarily have the advantage this week. So, we'll be looking at SG:T2G, GIR, and current form (it wouldn't hurt to favor Danes a bit, either).

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  -19   Julian Suri  (Runner Up:   -15   David Horsey)

2016  -17   Thomas Pieters   (Runner Up:   -16   Bradley Dredge)

2015  -13   David Horsey   (Runners Up:   -11   Kristoffer Broberg, Daniel Gaunt, Soren Kjeldsen, Terry Pilkadaris)   

2014  -9   Marc Warren   (Runner Up:   -7   Bradley Dredge)   

 

BETTING ODDS   (Bovada 8/27/2018)

Thorbjorn Olesen   +700

Thomas Pieters   +800

Matthew Fitzpatrick   +1600

Eddie Pepperell   +2000

Danny Willett   +2500

Lucas Bjerregaard   +3300

Martin Kaymer   +3300

Matt Wallace   +3300

Matthew Southgate   +3300

Thomas Detry   +3300

Joakim Lagergren   +4000

Robert Rock   +4000

Soren Kjeldsen   +4000

Dean Burmester   +4500

Erik Van Rooyen   +4500

Lee Slattery   +4500

Lee Westwood   +4500

Lucas Herbert   +4500

Tom Lewis   +4500

Matthias Schwab   +5000

Richard Sterne   +5000

Haydn Porteous   +6000

Adrian Otaegui   +6600

Doug Ghim   +6600

Gaganjeet Bhullar   +6600

Gavin Green   +6600

Joachim B Hansen   +6600

Jonas Blixt   +6600

Jordan Smith   +6600

Marc Warren   +6600

Marcus Kinhult   +6600

Richard McEvoy   +6600

Sam Horsfield   +6600

Scott Hend   +6600

Thomas Aiken   +6600

 

HOT PLAYERS

Thorbjorn Olesen

Thomas Pieters

Eddie Pepperell

Matt Wallace

Lee Slattery

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

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LONGER SHOTS

Connor Syme   +8000

David Horsey   +8000

Fabrizio Zanotti   +8000

Hideto Tanihara   +8000

Jacques Kruyswijk   +8000

James Morrison   +8000

Jeff Winther   +8000

Jeunghun Wang   +8000

Julien Guerrier   +8000

Richie Ramsay   +8000

Scott Vincent   +8000

Stephen Gallacher   +8000

Zander Lombard   +9000

Bradley Dredge   +10000

David Lipsky   +10000

Hunter Stewart   +10000

Jacob Glennemo   +10000

Jason Scrivener   +10000

Jazz Janewattananond   +10000

Nicolas Colsaerts   +10000

Oliver Fisher   +10000

Tapio Pulkkanen   +10000

Ashley Chesters   +12500

Callum Shinkwin   +12500

Christiaan Bezuidenhout   +12500

Jens Dantorp   +12500

Justin Walters   +12500

Matthew Nixon   +12500

Miyazato Yusaku   +12500

Paul Peterson   +12500

Phachara Khongwatmai   +12500

Ricardo Gouveia   +12500

Robert Karlsson   +12500

Romain Wattel   +12500

Sebastien Gros   +12500

Ashun Wu   +15000

Chris Hanson   +15000

Christofer Blomstrand   +15000

David Drysdale   +15000

David Howell   +15000

Marcus Fraser   +15000

Nick Cullen   +15000

Nicolai Hojgaard   +15000

Pedro Oriol   +15000

Peter Hanson   +15000

Ryan Evans   +15000

Sebastian Heisele   +15000

Austin Connelly   +17500

Clement Sordet   +17500

Jamie Donaldson   +17500

Rak Hyun Cho   +17500

 

FAITHFULS

Thorbjorn Olesen

Martin Kaymer

Lee Slattery

Lee Westwood

Marc Warren

 

GOLF PICKS

THE 'FORE' SOMES

'FORE' SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a "low tier" betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a "mid tier" (30:1 - 75:1), and a final player from a "high tier" (75:1 & up).  

KEITH'S 'FORE' SOME 

Eddie Pepperell  (20:1).  I like Eddie’s tenacity and I think that will serve him well here this week. With only one event left to gain Ryder Cup consideration, I think he’ll come into Denmark fired up and ready to prove his value. Eddie Pepperell is also currently enjoying his best form of the year (not counting his out-of-nowhere win at the Qatar Masters back in February). He has three top tens in his last four events, including 2nd at the Scottish Open, T6 at the Open Championship at Carnoustie, and T9 last week in Prague. I look for the surly Brit to keep his hot streak alive this week.

Matt Wallace  (33:1)  &  Matthias Schwab (50:1).  Matt Wallace is a chalk play at this range and the 28-year-old pro has already had a stellar year. Wallace has tallied two wins this season at the Hero Indian Open and BMW International Open. Also consider that sick hole-in-one on his way to a T19 finish at the PGA Championship, and it adds up to a year that any pro could be proud of. He is averaging 303 off the tee and 68% of Greens hit. At 33 to one, I’ll take it.

Matthias Schwab is a bit of a gut pick. There are other great names to take in this range like the currently hot Erik Van Rooyen or Tom Lewis, but something tells me I need to be playing Schwab. The 23-year-old Austrian is enjoying some excellent form at the moment having notched his second best finish of the year four weeks ago with a T7 at the Porsche European Open and also played well last week with a T9 at the Czech Masters. I like Schwab’s swing, I like his style, and I really like his value at 50 to one.

Connor Syme (80:1).  This is a bit of a gamble as there are smarter plays in this range this week, but I have been smitten with Connor Syme ever since his second place finish at the Shot Clock Masters back in June. The 22-year-old Scotsman has serious game even if he is lacking in pro tour experience. But even if he is lacking some experience, don’t tell him that. He’s managed to rack up 250,000 euros in tournament earnings in his rookie season. What a fucking stud.

Some of the other names to consider in this range:  David Horsey 80, Jacques Kruyswijk 80, Scott Vincent 80, and Hunter Stewart at 100.

 

**(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

JOHN'S 'FORE' SOME 

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GAVIN'S 'FORE' SOME 

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