The oracle’s been driving a BMW since he could walk so let’s see if the almanac can strike again as his attention returns to the European Tour.
Defending champ Matt Wallace heads the betting at 10/1 but this is a course where Sergio Garcia 12/1 looks dangerous.
Doc’s Top-5 Best Each Way Bets
Martin Kaymer 16/1
Improving in form with a solo third at Memorial and a cameo on the leaderboard at the US Open last week. T8 in the greens in regulation stats at Pebble Beach bode well for the return home this week. There’s always an added pressure on Martin to perform in Germany and while sometimes it has proven too much, he did win it back in 2008 and was T2 in Larchenoff last year.
Pablo Larrazabal 40/1
Always hard to know how the mercurial Spaniard will do on any given week but with the BMW International rotating back to Eichenreid this year, he’s sure to give this one top priority. Twice a winner on this course and comes in off a T4 in Denmark and T8 at the British Masters. Withdrew last time out in Belgium but good to go again this week.
David Lipsky 50/1
Rested and fresh after a trip stateside to play in the PGA Championship and Memorial, David Lipsky is back in Europe where he quietly and consistently goes about his business. If he brings form like he has been showing this season I think he can do better than a T10 here in 2017.
Thomas Detry 28/1
Continuing his education as a European Tour member with his 71st start this week. Golf in Belgium is great and Detry looks set to be the country’s next big star. T2 in 2017 on this course behind winner Andres Romero and brings in solid form.
Bernd Wiesberger 33/1
Odds have lengthened after a poor US Open showing but that was largely down to a Saturday 78 when trying to make something happen. Overall Bernd is looking more and more the star again after winning in Denmark and a solid showing in Belgium. Can place again here from 33’s.
Long Odds Glory Shots
Interested to see how two time Tour winner in 2019 Guido Migliozzi at 66-1 gets on this week.
Also, Jhonattan Vegas at 60/1. PGA Tour regulars who make a guest appearance over here sometimes thrive in the different environment.