Made in HimmerLand Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds
- The tournament title has changed but the same course is being used
- This is the start of a three-week run in Continental Europe
- Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre is the clear favorite for victory
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Made in HimmerLand Odds
|Robert MacIntyre||+1200 |
|Bernd Wiesberger||+2000 |
|Matthias Schwab||+2200 |
|Andy Sullivan||+2500 |
|Rasmus Hojgaard||+2500 |
|Calum Hill||+2800 |
|Thorbjorn Olesen||+2800 |
|Eddie Pepperell||+3000 |
|Andrew Johnston||+3000 |
|Thomas Detry||+3300 |
|Joachim B. Hansen||+3300 |
Made in HimmerLand Predictions and Picks
Eddie Pepperell is coming back to form after a pair of top 12s on his last two starts. Take the former World No.35 for the win at +3000 with William Hill.
Nicolai von Dellingshausen was runner-up three starts ago and boasts some highly impressive putting stats. He’s value to crack the Top 20 at +800 with bet365.
Kenya Open winner Justin Harding continues to churn out the top 20s and can beat cold putter Laurie Canter in a 72-hole match at -110 with bet365.
Eddie Pepperell for the win at +3000 with William Hill
Nicolai von Dellingshausen to finish in the Top 20 at +800 with bet365
Justin Harding to beat Laurie Canter in a 72-hole match at -110 with bet365
How to Watch Made in HimmerLand
|Made in HimmerLand Event Information|
|What||Made In HimmerLand sponsored by FREJA|
|Location||HimmerLand, Farso, Denmark|
|Time||Thursday, May 27 – Sunday, May 30|
|How to Watch||Thursday and Friday 7 am-8 am (Golf Channel), Saturday 7.30 am-9 am, Sunday 7.30 am-8.30 am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Made in HimmerLand Profile
The Made in HimmerLand sounds both familiar and different for good reason.
This European Tour event was previously known as the Made In Denmark so there’s the change. However – and this is the good news – it’s once again played at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, a place that has hosted five of the six editions since it first came onto the schedule in 2014.
The pandemic caused last years to be canceled. The course, a short par 71 measurings just 6,749 yards, has plenty of undulations and is noted for being exposed to the elements. The greens are bentgrass and run fairly slow. It also features one of the more famous holes on the European Tour.
That’s the par-3 16th which is set in a natural amphitheater for up to 3,500 spectators. Organizers want roars and it once played just 79 yards after the tee was moved forward. Despite not attracting the best of fields, the list of past winners is reasonably strong. It includes Bernd Wiesberger (2019) and Thomas Pieters (2016) along with regular European Tour winners Marc Warren (2014) and David Horsey (2015).
The 2018 tournament was staged at a different venue, Silkeborg Ry Golfklub, with that event being won by another well-known name, England’s Matt Wallace.
This is the first of a run of events on the European mainland. The Made in HimmerLand is followed by the Porsche European Open in Germany and the Scandinavian Mixed in Sweden. Then, after a break for the US Open at Torrey Pines, the schedule returns with a second trip to Germany for the annual BMW International Open.
Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre is a clear favorite with the bookmakers this week. The World No.46 returns to Europe after settling for T46 in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. Perhaps, as a left-hander, he’ll be inspired by Phil Mickelson’s incredible victory there!
Pepperell Can Deliver Danish Title
With some familiar names on the trophy list, I’m keen to put up Eddie Pepperell for the win bet at +3000. A trawl through the numbers shows that short game has been key at Himmerland. Putting and scrambling stats are by far the best pointer and that definitely brings Pepperell into the crosshairs.
He’s really found his touch on the greens in recent weeks, finishing 5th for Putting Average at the Tenerife Open and 12th in that category at the British Masters.
The erudite Englishman has also taken his scrambling stats up a notch in the last month and that’s helped him post-tied 12th at the Canary Islands Championship and tied 11th in the British Masters on his last two starts.
Add in some strong iron play and a return to the winner’s circle looks imminent.
Pepperell has played this event three times and immediately took to the course when fourth on debut. He added tied 28th on his latest visit.
This is a golfer who reached 35th in the World Rankings a few years ago and took third in the 2019 PLAYERS Championship at Sawgrass.
If he can get anywhere near those levels again, and the signs are good, Pepperell looks a great bet at the odds.
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Von Dellingshausen Can Crack the Top 20
For a top 20 bet, I like the chances of Germany’s Nicolai von Dellingshausen at a big price. The 28-year-old will be a new name to all but close observers of the European Tour. However, if there’s a glimmer of recognition that’s because he came runner-up in the Tenerife Open three starts ago. That followed a top 25 in the Austrian Open.
The other point to note is that he played a Challenge Tour event at Himmerland in 2018 and shot a second-round 64 on the way to tied 29th.
If putting and scrambling are the main weapons this week, that’s good for von Dellingshausen. He was ranked 1st in Putting Average at both the Austrian Open and Tenerife Open while he’s an excellent scrambler too.
The +800 for the top 20 finish looks generous. Head to bet365 to play.
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Harding Can Outscore Canter
If we’re leaning on a short game, I like the look of South African Justin Harding to beat England’s, Laurie Canter.
Canter is way down the putting stats and has lost strokes to the field in that department in each of his last five starts. It’s a rut he’s struggling to get out of.
That’s led to Canter losing his way a little after showing great promise at the back end of 2020 and continuing it with a fourth place in January’s Dubai Desert Classic.
He’s played this event twice but had modest results of tied 60th and tied 34th.
Harding, meanwhile, has ranked in the top six for scrambling in two of his last three European Tour events and since winning March’s Kenya Open the Springbok has rattled off four top 20s in six starts, including T19 at the British Masters last time.
It’s his first look at Himmerland but Harding is playing much the better golf of late when comparing the two players so is definitely worthy of getting our money in a -110 pick ‘em.
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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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