Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- European Tour heads from the British Isles to Spain
- The tournament takes place at former Ryder Cup venue Valderrama
- In-form Danish teenager Rasmus Hojgaard heads the betting
Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters Odds
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Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters Predictions and Picks
Bernd Wiesberger finished fifth at The Belfry last week and has the game to succeed at Valderrama. Back him at +1400 with DraftKings for the win.
Spaniards have a great record in their home event and Jorge Campillo’s short game prowess can see him outscore Sean Crocker in a 72-hole matchup -137 with DraftKings.
Maximilian Kieffer has a notable combination of current form, course form, and Valderrama-relevant stats. The German can make the top 20 here at +400 with bet365.
Bernd Wiesberger to win +1400 at DraftKings
Jorge Campillo to beat Sean Crocker in a match-bet -137 at DraftKings
Maximilian Kieffer to land a top 20 +400 at bet365
How to Watch the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters
|Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters Event Information|
|What||Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters|
|Where||Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain|
|When||Thursday, September 03 – Sunday, September 06|
|How to Watch||Thursday & Friday 6am-8am ET (Golf Channel), Saturday 7.30am-12pm (Golf Channel), Sunday 7.30am-12pm (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters Profile
Valderrama in Spain staged the 1997 showdown, with Seve Ballesteros’ underdog Europeans edging out Tom Kite’s visiting Americans by a single point.
Another Spanish legend, Sergio Garcia, won three of the four regular European Tour tournaments staged at the tough, tree-lined par 71 between 2011 and 2018 before South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout demolished the field by six shots last year.
However, local players were again highly prominent, with Spanish stars Jon Rahm, Alvaro Quiros, Adri Arnaus, and Eduardo de la Riva part of the five-way tie for second. With schedules difficult to work out this year, Garcia and Rahm aren’t in the starting line-up and neither is defending champion Bezuidenhout so the favorite is Danish sensation Rasmus Hojgaard. The teenager earned his second European Tour title on just his 15th start after winning a play-off against South African Justin Harding at The Belfry last week, landing the mini six-event UK Swing Order of Merit title in the process. He also became just the second player in Tour history to register two wins before the age of 20.
Before the victory, Hojgaard had form figures of 2-6-3 so it’s no surprise to see him now slotted in at fourth place on the Race to Dubai.
Wiesberger Can Get the ‘W’
Bernd Wiesberger returned from the PGA Tour to contest last week’s ISPS HANDA UK Championship at The Belfry and immediately confirmed his position as one of Europe’s leading lights by finishing in a tie for fifth place thanks to a closing 65.
The Austrian ranked 1st for Strokes Gained: Around The Green there and was 5th in the same category on his previous start at the PGA Championship at Harding Park.
Bezuidenhout’s short-game sharpness paved the way for victory at Valderrama last year and, with the greens so hard to hit, scrambling has always been a key skill at this course.
Wiesberger also stands out as one of Europe’s best ball strikers and gained a hefty 11.560 strokes Tee To Green at The Belfry (ranked 3rd). While this is his first start at the course, the 34-year-old’s vast experience will stand him in great stead on a course that should suit him perfectly. A quick reminder that Wiesberger looked all set to win last year’s Race to Dubai. He went into the final event leading the standings after racking up a trio of wins at the Made in Denmark, Scottish Open, and Italian Open but was knocked off the top spot by the brilliance of Jon Rahm.
Wiesberger is hopefully running into that same late-season form again and gets the vote +1400 with DraftKings.
Campillo To Outscore Sean Crocker
The great record here of home players suggests it makes sense to get a Spaniard on board. And, ideally, we want one with a hot short game who is pitted against someone struggling around the greens.
DraftKings facilitate us by putting up Jorge Campillo against Sean Crocker in their Matchups. Campillo has ranked 12th and 8th for SG: Around The Green in his last two starts, taking T7th at the UK Championship and T8th at the Wales Open. He’s also got some good experience at Valderrama, battling away to finish tied 15th last year.
Crocker, by contrast, has struggled around the greens in recent starts, losing nearly six strokes to the field at the Wales Open last time. His finishes are decent enough with 37-22-9-15-60 the last five but his scrambling and putting could be found out at Valderrama. On the season-long stats, Crocker is 117th Around The Green and 91st in Putting while Campillo is 6th and 50th in the same two categories.
Add in the selection’s greater local knowledge and Campillo is the play at -137 with DraftKings.
Kieffer Can Crack Top 20
Maximilian Kieffer had a decent UK Swing, posting T6 at the Hero Open in England and T14 at the Celtic Classic in Wales. With two top 20s in his last four starts, it’s fairly easy to put him up at +400 with bet365 to record another here.
The German already has some good memories at Valderrama after shooting a third-round 66 to finish tied fifth at the Spanish track just two years ago. And his solid recent numbers suggest he can again plot his way around the par 71 and make an impact.
In three of his last four starts, he’s ranked in the top seven for Strokes Gained: Around The Greens while he also has some strong Tee To Green numbers, ranking second in that category at the Hero Open (13.931).
Tied 12th in the 2018 Open de Espana, Kieffer hits plenty of fairways and just a steady week with the putter should give him every chance of landing us the weekly top 20 bets at a nice price.
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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.
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