Wednesday, 21 June 2017

BMW International Open 2017 - Golfclub München Eichenried

Europeantour action heads to Golfclub München Eichenried this week and for the 23rd time for the BMW International Open. All but 6 of the events have been staged here and Pablo Larrazabal was the last to win it here in 2015. It was also his second victory having won in 2011. Henrik Stenson, also a twice winner but on two different course will defend his title. The field is strong with quite a few players arriving from Wisconsin including the Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia. 

We should see plenty of birdies this week and if entering your Daily Fantasy Teams over at Playon, it might be worth noting players who can go low and prefer the "birdiefests". 

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From my shortlist, I really only like two players in the outright in Pablo Larrazabal @ 29.00 and Soomin Lee @ 300.00 whilst in the TOP20 markets, I'm interested in Lee, Ryan Fox and local boy, Bernd Ritthammer @ 10.00, 7.00 & 10.00 respectively.

As mentioned, Pablo is a twice winner here and is an individual that thrives on confidence. He'll arrive brimming with loads of it to Golfclub München Eichenried having won twice in the past here. He's been in ok-ish form this season too (9/11 events with 4 TOP20s) and he'll be out to outscore his friend and compatriot and Masters Champ, Garcia too. He will start in the afternoon wave on Thursday playing alongside Max Kieffer and Andy Sullivan. He contended strongly in Shenzhen and Beijing last month before cooling off in Sweden where he missed the cut but he'll be fresher than his fellow competitors arriving from last week's US Open at Erin Hills. I think the outright price is fair given his course form and recent efforts.

Soomin Lee has a much better chance than his odds imply this week. He may be just 6/12 events this season with a solitary TOP20 recorded in Beijing where he finished 9th and whilst he's missed the cut in his last two outings, he may find Golfclub München Eichenried more to his liking this week and he's taken @ 10.00 to produce enough to grab a TOP20. I've included him in the win market too, he's the type to just show up at any given time and I'm playing him @ 300.00 on Betfair with a view to getting some profit somewhere over the course of the tournament. The Korean is often overpriced and perhaps this week it's justified given his recent form but he'll like not only the course this week but the warmer weather too.

I've added Ryan Fox into the staking plan in the TOP20 market @ 7.00. The kiwi is a big hitter that should contend on low scoring events. He's 9/13, with 2 TOP20s earlier in the season, but he's shown in his last tournaments following extensive travel by finishing 21st & 23rd in Sweden and Austria. Rested since, Fox is a decent punt for a T20 here. He tees it up alongside Ben Evans who has got into the field at the last minute who I would have been keen to include in the TOP20, but I can only see SKYBET quoting odds of 8.00 and that's not a bet for me. (he does get included in the 10tofollowin2017 plan though). Fox will be up for the banter with the British & Irish players this week as his All Blacks rip the Lions apart in his hometown, Auckland,on Saturday, and with that he should be up for a good showing this week to rub it in!

Bernd Ritthammer is just 5/14 events but has posted 3 TOP25s. The Nuremberg
 native will be at home this week in Bavaria and will relish the upgrade for this weeks event instead of defending his Challenge Tour title in the Made in Denmark event. That title was one of three on the Challenge Tour last year that saw him promoted to the Europeantour and he'll tee it up on the back of 14-48-mc-40-mc from his last 5 starts. Home based player chomping at the bit this week and should be motivated to show his talent. He's worth taking at 10.00 in the T20 market to complete this weeks selections.


2.00 pts e/w P. Larrazabal @ 29.00
0.25 pts win S.Lee @ 300.00

1.75 pts TOP20 S. Lee @ 10.00
2.50 pts TOP20 R.Fox @ 7.00
1.50 pts TOP20 B. Ritthammer @ 10.00

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