Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Portugal Masters 2011

Good field assembled for the Portugal Masters this week at the Oceanico Course. Martin Kaymer heads the betting ahead of Franceso Molinari. Whilst the Italian can make a strong case for success this week I have to side with the German. Didn't go well in Holland & Scotland recently but he will be well prepared for this week's event as he attempts to finish the season off in good style. The 10/1 on offer is about right and I will take a 2 pts bet with Paddypower

Padraig Harrington is making a rare appearance in Portugal or indeed on a regular European Tour event and his recent good showing in Scotland following his well documented switch to Pete Cowen in the coaching department and this is an ideal week to have a wee interest especially at 22/1 with Paddypower also. The Dubliner showed his frustration in Killarney with the state of his game (something I was delighted to see) and he prompty parted company with Bob Torrance, teamed up with Cowen and the return to basics seems to be working. If he gets the ball on the fairway, Padraig can challenge and is well worth an e/w bet this week.

My third choice is a toss up between "Gonzo" Castano & Nicolas Colsaerts who I backed last week. the former gets the nod- he is returning from injury recently (as is Colsaerts) and went very well last week despite hosting the event, so at better odds and less pressure this week I expect him to excel in better weather conditions. best price is 35/1 with Bet365

TIP 1: 2 pts WIN Martin Kaymer @ 10/1 Paddypower

TIP 2: 1 pt e/w P.Harrington @ 22/1 Paddypower

TIP 3: 1pt e/w G.F. Castano @ 35/1 Bet365