Doc’s Top-5 Best Bets – Portugal Masters

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Doc’s Top-5 Best Bets – Portugal Masters

Andy Sullivan (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

2019 Portugal Masters Betting Preview and Tips
October 24th – 27th, 2019
Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,191
Defending Champion: Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis 22/1
Defending champion and two time Portugal Masters winner Tom Lewis is back on Tour for the first time since the Alfred Dunhill Links where he finished an impressive T5. The Englishman went 65, 64 over the weekend in Scotland and topped the greens in regulation stats. Rested and ready, he’ll go well again here.

George Coetzee 30/1
Given how tight the Paris National course is in comparison to this week’s “resort” Victoria layout, the in-form George Coetzee has to be on your betslip.  He finished solo 3rd in France averaging 308.8 yards from the tee that set up a T18 clip in Greens in Regulation and T8 in total putting. The South African has three top-10’s from six visits to Portugal and will be in the mood to contend again.

Chris Paisley 35/1
After a pair of missed cuts at the BMW PGA and Dunhill Links, Chris Paisley improved to a T40 at Olgiata Golf Club in Italy and improved further with a T8 last week in France. That could’ve been better too if not for a second round 74 but Paisley will have loved that run of six birdies in seven holes around the turn on Sunday at Golf National. Best of T5 in 2016 at the event and comes in confident.

Joachim B Hansen 33/1
The big Dane is one of the form players in this (slightly disappointing) field. He comes in on a run including a T4 in Spain, T25 in Italy and solo 2nd last week in France. Hansen posted some excellent stats in Paris with a T11 in Greens Hit and 7th in Putting and you have to think he’ll have a say here. 

Andy Sullivan 28/1
Lots of Vilamoura tourists will have played the Victoria Course and appreciate why it’s a birdie-fest for the best players in Europe who will need to post 20 under to be in the mix. Andy Sullivan got it to 23 under when winning by nine shots here in 2015 and 22 under when finishing solo second to Padraig Harrington in 2016. Not in the same form now but after a T23 in France last week, he’ll come back with happy memories.

Long Odds Glory Shots

Dean Burmester at 70/1 will bomb it off the tee this week and hope for the best. This is one of the few courses on Tour that lends itself to that style. T7 in 2017, he can feature this week.

Marc Warren at 200/1 has no form but knows how to crack this course. 

 

 

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