The Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing China is once again host to this week’s European Tour event.
The China Open has tended to move around but the Topwin Golf Club gets a second successive crack at hosting the event. It is par 72 layout and as last years winning score of -22 suggests scoring should be low with plenty of birdies on offer. Length off the tee will be an advantage and a hot putter essential if you are to contend this week. The Chinese Open has been won by local golfers for the last 2 years but there have been a host of winners from different countries over the years. The field isn’t the strongest and Bernd Wiesberger heads the betting at 10/1 as he looks to go back to back in China.
Past Winners (2016 at this course)
2016 – Li Haotong -22
2015 – Wu Ashun -9
2014 – Alexander Levy -19
2013 – Brett Rumford -19
2012 – Branden Grace -21
2011 – Nicolas Colsaerts -24
Bernd Wiesberger 10/1
Ross Fisher 11/1
Alexander Levy 22/1
Joost Luiten 25/1
Jordan Smith 28/1
Fabrizio Zanotti 28/1
Peter Uihlein 28/1
Thongchai Jaidee 28/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 28/1
30/1 and better the balance
Dylan Frittelli at 40/1 – each way
The South African delivered place money for us last week and I am impressed with his consistency of late and feel a big victory could be around the corner. He makes his course debut but has good form in China.
Dean Burmester at 40/1 – each way
I fancied Dean last year at the same price and although he missed the cut I am happy to give him another chance. He faded last week but has the game for this course with length off the tee and the ability to go on birdie runs.
Brett Rumford at 65/1 – each way
Rumford has been lightly raced since winning earlier in the season and he was a decent T14 last week in his first start for a few weeks. I was a bit surprised to see him below 50/1 and am happy to take the price.
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