Porsche European Open Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds
- The tournament starts on Saturday and is played over just 54 holes
- The event was first staged in 1978 but has only been hosted in Germany since 2015
- England’s Paul Casey and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer dominate the betting
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Porsche European Open Odds
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|Paul Casey||+600 |
|Abraham Ancer||+800 |
|Bernd Wiesberger||+1600 |
|Matthias Schwab||+2000 |
|Sam Horsfield||+2200 |
|Laurie Canter||+2800 |
|Martin Kaymer||+3500 |
|Thorbjorn Olesen||+3500 |
|Adrian Meronk||+3500 |
|Jason Scrivener||+3500 |
|Jordan Smith||+4000 |
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Porsche European Open Picks and Predictions
Austrian Matthias Schwab has great form in neighboring Germany and was runner-up at Green Eagle on his last visit. Back the in-form 26-year-old at +2000 e.w. with bet365.
Denmark’s Jeff Winther has tied 22nd and tied 11th on his last two starts at this week’s course and looks a value bet at +350 with bet365 to finish in the top 20.
Joost Luiten has four top 15s in his last five starts and ranks 2nd for Greens In Regulation this season. He can beat Alexander Bjork over 72 holes at -110 (bet365).
Matthias Schwab each-way at +2000 (¼ 1-2-3-4-5) with bet365
Jeff Winther to finish in the Top 20 at +350 with bet365
Joost Luiten to beat Alexander Bjork in a 72-hole match at -110 with bet365
How to Watch Porsche European Open
|Porsche European Open Information|
|What||Porsche European Open|
|Location||Green Eagle Golf Resort, Hamburg, Germany|
|Time||Saturday, June 05 – Monday, June 07|
|How to Watch||Saturday 8 am-12 pm (Golf Channel), Sunday 6 am-7.45 am (Golf Channel), Monday 3.30 am-7 am (Golf Channel). All 3 days on Sky Sports|
Porsche European Open
The European Tour has had its share of different and funky formats in recent seasons but here’s a new one: a tournament starting on a Saturday and finishing on a Monday.
The reason is that the German government has placed the UK on its travel ‘red list’. That means nearly a third of the scheduled 156-man field, as well as caddies and Tour staff would have been unable to enter Germany without observing a quarantine period.
Putting the start date back two days has allowed most of those who took part in the previous week’s Made In HimmerLand to have spent the necessary 10 days outside of the UK before crossing the border from Denmark.
And with another event next week in Sweden, the tournament can’t run over to Tuesday, hence only 54 holes.Hopefully that’s all clear!
Anyway, it is what it is and the organisers have done well to stick to their guns and keep the tournament on the calendar.
While the start date and tournament length are different, the course does at least offer some familiarity.
The Porsche Nord Course at Green Eagle Golf Resort in Hamburg looks extremely long at just over 7,600 yards but tees are often moved up.
It’s a parkland track with plenty of water in play while the fairways are on the generous side. The overall topography is flat but the greens – a mix of Bent and Poa Annua – have plenty of undulations.
There are five par 5s so, at first glance, it screams ‘bomber’s paradise. However, 2018 winner Richard McEvoy isn’t long off the tee and plenty of other shorter and mid-range hitters have done well at the course.
To make it a par 72, there are also five par 3s so success on the shorter holes is important too.
The first two editions in Germany were staged at Bad Griesbach but the last three (2020 was canceled) have been at Green Eagle. The winning scores: -13 (Jordan Smith 2017), -11 (Richard McEvoy 2018) and -14 (Paul Casey 2019).
All those winners were English but the runners-up were from Germany (two), Sweden, Austria, Italy, France, and Scotland. Five of those come from Continental Europe.
Schwab Ready to Cash In
Matthias Schwab has finished tied fourth in a World Golf Championship event but he’s yet to taste victory on the European Tour.
That’s a surprise but just maybe the change to 54 holes will help him. This is more of a sprint to the line and he won’t be able to overthink it.
The Austrian has plenty of things going for him.
For starters, he’s one of the European Tour’s form players having made the top 11 in five of his last six starts. That includes tied eighth in last week’s Made in HimmerLand.
Secondly, he’s a course horse: Schwab was seventh on debut in 2018, entering the final round in third spot, and on his only other appearance in 2019 he finished runner-up.
Schwab was also third at the BMW International Open in between those two events so he has form in Germany of 2-3-7. He clearly enjoys his trips over the border from Austria.
Hitting greens in the right number is a key skill at this venue and the 26-year-old ranks second on the season-long Greens In Regulation stats so all his ducks look to be lined up.
Take Schwab at +2000 with bet365. Their each-way terms are 1/4 1-2-3-4-5.
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Winther to Crack the Top 20
With players not able to be on site until the eve of the tournament, that must surely go against first-timers at Green Eagle.
Conversely, those with plenty of experience there will be at a slight advantage so, for my top 20 bet, I’ll go for someone who took part in all three events from 2017-2019.
The man in question is Jeff Winther. The Dane missed the cut on debut but improved to tied 22nd in 2018 and then to tied 11th in 2019.
Not only does he have course experience, it’s of a positive nature too.
Winther had a nice run in May and April with tied 14th in Qatar, tied 28th in the Austrian Open and third at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.
He cooled off in May but did play all four rounds in the Made in HimmerLand last week and struck the ball better.
If he holes a few putts, a top 20 looks very much in range at +350 with bet365.
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Luiten Can Get the Better of Bjork
Joost Luiten continued his fine run of form with a 66-68 weekend at the Made in HimmerLand to finish tied 15th.
That added to a run of 7-12-8 in previous events held in Kenya, Austria and Spain.
The sequence of top 15s was only broken by a withdrawal from the Tenerife Open where he had an intestinal problem.
However, the Dutchman said on his website that he’d shaken off those issues and proved it with his T15 last week.
He’s put up in a -110 pick ‘em 72-hole match bet with Alexander Bjork and my money is with Luiten.
Bjork played nicely to take tied sixth in Denmark last week but he’s not the most consistent of types and Luiten looks to be in a stronger groove.
Luiten is third in Greens In Regulation this season (Bjork 46th) so that should stand our pick in good stead for this week’s test.
Take Luiten to score the lowest 72-hole score at -110 (bet365).
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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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