BMW International Open 2017, Preview & Predictions

The Golf Club München Eichenried in Munich, Germany plays host to this week’s European Tour event which gets going on Thursday the 22nd of June.

 

The venue for this tournament alternates between the Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof and Golf Club München Eichenried. This year we are back to the latter course which plays to a par 72 and is described as a Parkland course. The fairways are wide but there are enough hazards to make it a challenge although the long hitters should have an advantage.

Given that the US Open took place last week the quality of the field is pretty strong with Sergio Garcia and defending champion Henrik Stenson quoted in single digits.  We also have the likes of Tommy Fleetwood teeing it up after contending at Erin Hills but I am reluctant to back someone who was under so much pressure on Sunday and will look further down the betting boards for my interest.

 

Past Winners   

2016  Henrik Stenson -17

2015  Pablo Larrazabal -17

2014  Fabrizio Zanotti -19*

2013  Ernie Els -18

2012  Danny Willett -11*

*Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Garcia 13/2

Stenson 15/2

Wiesberger 14/1

Fleetwood 18/1

Cabrera Bello 20/1

Kaymer 20/1

 

25/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

Selections:

 

Pablo Larrazabal each way at 28/1

Larrazabal loves this course and he won here in 2013 and 2011 with a 3rd place in 2010. His recent form hasn’t been great but it is solid enough and he can go well at a venue he clearly enjoys.

 

Brandon Stone each way at 66/1

Stone played a solid enough US Open finishing T35 and I suspect the South African would have taken a lot from that finish. He hasn’t been in great form of late but has course form and was top 10 here in his only start back in 2013.

 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat each way at 40/1

He finished 4th here on debut in 2015 and he has been in reasonable form this year with a top 10 and a top 15 in his last 3 starts.

 

 

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