When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >
|Joachim B. Hansen||+2800
Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.
Garrick Higgo played superbly to win last week’s event in Gran Canaria and, with a similar test expected, he can get another ‘W’. Take him each-way at +2000 with bet365.
Scotland’s Connor Syme has made the top five in two of his last three starts. He can see off cold putter Fabrizo Zanotti in a 72-hole match at -110 with bet365.
Joachim B. Hansen loves playing in Spain and is in fine form after T7 and T9 in two of his last three ET start. Play him at +400 for a top 10 at Draftkings Sportsbook.
Garrick Higgo each-way (1/4 1-2-3-4-5) at +2000 with bet365
Connor Syme to beat Fabrizio Zanotti in a 72-hole match at -110 with bet365
Joachim B. Hansen to finish in the Top 10 at +400 with DraftKings Sportsbook
|Tenerife Open Information|
|Where||Golf Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain|
|When||Thursday, April 29 – Sunday, May 2|
|How to Watch||Thursday 9 am-1.30 pm ET (Golf Channel), Friday 9 am-12 pm (Golf Channel), Saturday 8.30 am-1.30 pm (Golf Channel), Sunday 8 am-12.30 am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
After last week’s event in Gran Canaria, The European Tour makes the hop to another Spanish resort, Tenerife, for a two-week stay. First up is this week’s Tenerife Open and it’s followed by the Tenerife Championship, both events being hosted by Golf Costa Adeje.
European Tour observers with impressive memories may just about recall this tournament being played before: it featured on the schedule six times from 1989 to 1995 but hasn’t been seen for over a quarter of a century. Similar to Gran Canaria, this week’s course is there to serve the tourist market so measures in at a very short 6,857 yards.
It’s a par 71 and did once feature on the European Tour when laying on the 2003 Canarias Open de Espana.
The main takeaway from that event was the low scoring. All sorts of records were broken as three players contested a play-off after shooting 22-under. That’s similar, therefore, to last week when the top three finishers were Garrick Higgo (-25), Maximilian Kieffer (-22), and Jeff Winther (-21).
The picturesque setting features generous fairways and large Bermuda greens and, unusually, has five par 5s and six par 3s.
Despite that quirky configuration, the bottom line is that this is very similar to last week: a birdie-fest on a Spanish island.
If it’s going to be a very similar examination paper, it could pay to keep some chips on the table and reinvest in last week’s winner Garrick Higgo. Only a few months ago, this column took a similar strategy with another South African, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, and it paid off.
The Springbok won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek and, seven days later, made it back-to-back victories by landing his home South African Open.
Higgo has the class and temperament to pull off the same feat. The left-hander went into the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open on the back of a top-four in the Austrian Open so he’s one of the European Tour’s hot horses.
He’s wielding a red-hot putter (1st for Strokes Gained: Putting last week) and he’s gained over 16 strokes on the field tee-to-green over those last two events.
“It was big for me in terms of my confidence,” he said after last week’s victory. “It was the first time ever that I have had a lead, you know starting the day, because all my other wins have been from behind.”
Higgo spoke to legend and compatriot Gary Player before that final round and, at this rate, he could be the next South African to really hit the big time. And perhaps it won’t be too long before we’re shaking our heads in disbelief that he was ever +2000 to win a weakly-contested European Tour event like this.
Time to cash in then and back him each way at +2000 with bet365.
With birdies and eagles the order of the day, it’s hard not to have your head turned by Connor Syme’s recent numbers.
In last month’s Kenya Open he opened with 65 and concluded with 64 to finish in third place. And in last week’s Gran Canaria Lopesan Open he fired blistering middle rounds of 61-62 to finish in the top five for the second time in three starts. He’s worth a look in the outright market at +5000 but I’ll play him in a match against Fabrizio Zanotti.
The Paraguayan is vastly experienced and in decent enough form but what stands out from his stats is how cold the putter is.
He’s losing strokes on the field in virtually every event he plays and that limited him to tied 56th in Gran Canaria last time.
It means he’s struggling to shoot low scores and that will hold him back again in a birdie-fest like this.
Bet365 makes the Syme v Zanotti match a -110 pick ‘em and I’m definitely going with the Scot to win this one.
Nothing jumps out as a great bet in the top 20 markets but I do like the +400 (Draftkings Sportsbook) about Joachim B. Hansen landing in the top 10.
The Dane has always enjoyed his trips to Spain. He won a Nordic League event there in early 2018 and reeled off top fours on that mini-Tour in two of his next three attempts.
JB played one Challenge Tour tournament in Spain that same year and finished ninth while his three European Tour starts in the country show finishes of 4-17-7.
The seventh came in the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open last time and just two starts earlier he popped up with tied ninth in the Qatar Masters.
In other words, whichever route you travel, Hansen keeps appearing in the top 10!
He’s putting well, is riding plenty of confidence after recent results and a win in November’s Joburg Open and the planets look aligned for another strong performance this week.
Take the +400 for a top 10.
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.
Email: [email protected]More info on Dave Tindall
© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)
We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.
WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.