D+D Real Czech Masters Predictions, Picks & Odds
- The European Tour heads to Continental Europe for the first time since June
- Albatross Golf Resort in the Czech Republic plays host for the seventh time
- This tournament was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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D+D Real Czech Masters Odds
The odds for this tournament are provided by bet365. Click on the odds below to head to bet365 and place a bet.
|Sam Horsfield||+1000 |
|Rory Sabbatini||+1400 |
|Danny Willett||+1600 |
|Dean Burmester||+2000 |
|Ryan Fox||+2000 |
|Callum Shinkwin||+2200 |
|George Coetzee||+2500 |
|Adri Arnaus||+2500 |
|Johannes Veerman||+2500 |
|Vincent Norrman||+2800 |
|Jacques Kruyswijk||+2800 |
D+D Real Czech Masters Predictions & Picks
Jacques Kruyswijk has performed strongly at Albatross on his two visits and returns to the Prague course in fine form. Back the South African each-way at +2800 with bet365.
Big-hitting Sean Crocker should relish this driver-heavy test and can outscore Sami Valimaki over 72 holes at -115 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
Sam Horsfield has a reputation for starting fast. Backing the tournament favorite to be first-round leader at +2000 with bet365 looks the best way to play him.
How to Watch D+D Real Czech Masters
|D+D Real Czech Masters|
|What||D+D Real Czech Masters|
|Location||Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Time||Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22|
|How to Watch||Friday 4am-6am (Golf Channel), Saturday 4am-6am (Golf Channel), Sunday 4am-6am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
D+D Real Czech Masters
After a run of seven tournaments on British shores, the European Tour heads to Continental Europe for the first time since June’s BMW International Open in Germany.
This event first appeared on the schedule in 2014 when Welshman Jamie Donaldson ousted compatriot Bradley Dredge by two shots.
Since then Thomas Pieters has won the trophy twice (2015 and 2019) while American Paul Peterson (2016), South Africa’s Haydn Porteous (2017) and Italy’s Andrea Pavan (2018) have also hoisted the silverware.
The tournament has always occupied a late summer slot but last year it fell victim to the pandemic and was canceled.
Albatross Golf Resort on the outskirts of Prague has been the permanent host course so bettors have plenty of course form to flick through.
It’s a parkland-style track with water coming into play on half the holes. It’s 7,467 yards and set slightly at altitude.
While trees are present, they’re mostly set back from the fairways and that’s helped the big hitters shine. The four par 5s are gettable and Liam Johnston, who finished fifth in 2019, played them in 14-under.
The win here for the short-hitting Peterson shows that there’s more than one way to flourish on the course but, overall, bashing it off the tee offers a notable advantage.
Winning scores have varied from -13 (Porteous 2017) to -22 (Pavan 2018). Pieters scored -20 (2015) and -19 (2019) when taking the title. With a decent weather forecast, it may need something approaching 20-under once more.
That will come via strong ball-striking and setting up a bunch of chances. The first two home in 2019 actually recorded negative Strokes Gained: Putting stats so a hot flatstick doesn’t seem a necessity.
Kruyswijk Can Claim Title
It’s been an excellent year for South African golfers and the next cab off the rank could be Jacques Kruyswijk.
The big-hitting fitness fanatic is 23rd in Driving Distance on the European Tour this year (307.78 yards) but he’s no one-trick pony.
Land on the Tour’s official stats page and there’s Kruyswijk’s face and name on show for ranking 1st in both Stroke Average and Strokes Gained Total.
He heads to the Czech Republic on the back of tied 11th in the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland and tied 10th at the Cazoo Open in Wales the previous week.
A player with a fine record of stringing good results together – he went 5-5-7 on the European Tour earlier this season – there’s every reason to think he can get in the mix here.
The course should suit and the good news is that the evidence is already there.
Kruyswijk closed 68-69-68 to finish tied seventh on his Albatross debut in 2018 and backed it up with a top 25 in 2019 after being seventh at halfway (69-67).
He’s also been one of the best putters in Europe this season and, although that’s not the priority this week, it doesn’t hurt!
In a weak field, Kruyswijk has a great chance of landing his first European Tour win so take the +2800 at bet365, who offer each-way terms of 1/4 1-2-3-4-5.
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Crocker Can Outscore Valimaki
For match bets, I’m looking for big hitter v short hitter opportunities.
And there’s one to be found at DraftKings Sportsbook where Sean Crocker takes on Sami Valimaki.
On the Driving Distance charts it’s 10th v 125th.
Crocker, the American whose father played cricket for Zimbabwe, has some mixed form of late.
But when he has had the opportunity to unleash the driver, his level has risen. That’s shown by tied 11th and tied 29th in the two German events (European Open and BMW International Open) which he followed with tied ninth in the Irish Open.
After that, the Scottish links didn’t suit him and he’d had over a month off before returning to action in last week’s Cazoo Classic. He missed the cut there but still managed a round of 66.
Valimaki, meanwhile, missed five straight cuts from May to July before finishing tied 27th in the Olympics and adding tied 44th in the Cazoo Classic. Not exactly earth-shattering form.
Both men are playing Albatross for the first time but I expect Crocker to really like what he sees and outscore his Finnish rival.
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First-Round Leader Market Best for Horsfield
Sam Horsfield is the clear tournament favorite this week at +1000.
As well as a bunch of strong current form, he was also third on his only appearance at Albatross in 2019.
Clearly, the big hitter and quality ball striker is a great fit.
But despite lots of top five finishes since he won twice last August, Horsfield has now gone a year without a trophy.
By contrast, he’s had the first-round lead in two of his last six starts so getting off to flying starts is a big part of his armoury.
And yet he’s twice the price of his win odds in the first-round leader market, with bet365 offering +2000.
Let’s back the English youngster to set the early pace again.
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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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