Having watched Europe dispatch the might of the USA in Paris last week the Oracle is back with his tips for this week on the European Tour!
Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau are in the field for this years edition of the Pro Celebrity Dunhill Links but the man with pedigree on the course is Tommy Fleetwood at 12/1. He’s played here seven times, only finished outside the top-25 once and has three top fives. The Ryder Cup hero is sure to have some fatigue issues but he’s the pick of the favourites with the wind set to blow.
Doc’s Top Five Best Bets
Chris Wood 22/1
First time back at the Dunhill since 2015 for Chris and he does love a links challenge. In great form recently after a T12 in Portugal and solo 2nd in Holland and with a form line of T4, T9, T7 in his last three Dunhills a big week could be on the cards.
Eddie Pepperrell 22/1
For all his self deprecating humour (especially towards his golf game) Eddie continues to have his best season ever, coming in off a T2 in Portgual and and top-10’s in Portugal and Holland before that. Excellent T6 at The Open and solo 2nd at the Scottish on links in the Summer a rested Eddie can improve on his T7 here last year.
Erik Van Rooyen 50/1
I’ve been rooting for Erik since he finished T4 at the Irish Open in Ballyliffin this year. He went on to play well at The Open, was solo 5th in Denmark and T11 in Holland last time out. Looks the real deal and worth an each way squeak at long odds.
Joakim Lagergren 80/1
Hopefully the Ryder Cup break did Joakim some good and allowed him to recharge his batteries because he’s been on a poor run of three missed cuts lately and, as a winner in Sicily in 2018, is better than that. Hopefully a return to the Dunhill Links where he’s been brilliant the past three years (with a T12, solo 4th, T4) will kickstart his form.
Marc Warren 150/1
Had to pick one Scot so I’ll go with Marc Warren over my lucky charm David Drysdale. Let’s not talk about Marc’s form but instead focus on his three top-5 finishes here since 2011 including a T4 last year. If the weather gets Scottish, and it should, you never know!
Long Odds Glory Shot
Haydn Porteous 100/1
It’s a week where some of the up and coming European Tour stars can really shine and why not Haydn Porteous? Since a T6 at the Nordea Masters the South African has brought his cut streak to six and after a T15 last year looks a better more experienced player this time around.