Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Volvo China Open 2016 - Topwin GC

I've spent quite some time trying to finalize a shortlist for this week's European Tour event in China, that I've left very little time to put an in depth preview together ahead of the first group teeing off later tonight (GMT).

The course does favour bigger hitters and with the field more or less the same as last week's event down the road in Shenzhen, I expect those that played well there to perform again in Beijing this week.

George Coetzee had a chance last week until the 72nd hole and he has every chance this week to reward his progressive season to date since returning from injury. I've opted however to side with both Thorbjorn Olesen and Pablo Larrazbal around the same price.(Big George should fly this week so!) Both are in form and the latter is in confident form following his tweet after the Shenzhen saying he was playing his best golf in a long time. He's certainly trending towards a win soon.

Peter Uihlein @ 28/1 just about gets a nod at the price. Course should suit and we can dismiss last year's WD as the wrist injury at the time explains it.

Finally, kiwi, Ryan Fox should arrive after resting up following a heavy schedule throughout February and March. He blew off a few cobwebs last week and will be better suited to Topwin GC this week. Has a Thursday afternoon tee time and the hope is that he can score well then and build on it early Friday to provide a trade on the exchange if possible and stay within the TOP20 come Sunday evening.

Please note - I will not be previewing the "Golf Sixes" event next week nor the Wells Fargo on the PGA Tour. Hopefully the little break can be celebrated following a winner in Beijing!


1.25 pts e/w T. Olesen @ 34.00
1.25 pts e/w P. Larrzabal @ 34.00
1.25 pts e/w P. Uihlein @ 29.00
0.50 pts win R.Fox @ 140.00
2.00 pts TOP20 R.Fox @ 4.00

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