The Dunhill Links is a puzzle to solve given the players play with 3 distinct courses on days with weather determining how scoreable every course is on the day. You want an ounce of luck to land a winner here although there’s always a chance in the sector and with lots of connections kind lines to pour more than we could muster some bets. We all know the drill by now, 3 courses, 20 handicappers. This takes a deal of patience and good attitude. In fact we’ve seen it gain that the likes of Hatton who has a temper. The conditions may indicate that players like Hatton can relax and enjoy the fun atmosphere that encircles each star group.
McIlroy includes three runner up finishes here and goes well playing his dad, Gerry. There is an argument he shouldn’t be bigger than his cost last week in a area and with less trouble to compete with. Regardless his conclusion in 2017 shows us also with lots able to take in the teens under par here he’s best swerved and that it could go either way.
Earlier it’s crucial to note many haven’t, whilst most previous winners have performed at this event. Bjerregaard had 3 missed cuts before his success whilst Hatton missed two before he moved on his winning run. A previous cut is no massive negative as there may be any amount of reasons as to why it didn’t workout.
Of the industry leaders Tommy Fleetwood looks equipped awarded the last few years has been as great as some in the field are formed by his expertise in this event and his links. Two runner up finishes and two other 5s this is just bettered by Hatton’s heroics in the last few decades. It is a massive positive he hasn’t missed a cut in 8 appearances. He has gone at the two Open Championships also and looks to be the price at the top of the industry almost 3 times the cost of Rory about the exchanges. The purchase price is simply okay and not a whole lot of worth but I can’t see him from the framework given his pedigree at those areas and he may now have an victory.
2pts each-way T.Fleetwood 18/1 (1/5 8 locations )
Tom Lewis won the Korn Ferry Tour Finals a couple of weeks ago in style and two cuts since is not sufficient to put me away the 100/1 accessible. He narrowly missed each of these cuts in the Greenbrier and last week at Wentworth and can be expected in Scotland these couple of days of a better series. Lewis of course burst on the scene several years back playing with a superb first round in the Open playing. Since then he has had a couple of ups and downs but that the last 2 years have been a massive success with him getting his entire pga tour card and winning in Portugal. He will have one eye on such season upcoming however, the Dunhill Links gives a solid prospect to allow him to land the following title. He has just two top tens and continues to be in positions particularly at 2013 when he finished 1 taken off the pace in Carnoustie despite a 73 on Saturday. Appears to be just one overpriced.
1pt each-way T.Lewis 100/1 (1/5 6 locations )
A complete pile hasn’t been done by robert MacIntyre wrong in conquer and seems sure to get over the line earlier rather than later. Within the 100 his top 30 finish at Wentworth was a good effort given that it was his first appearance and it backed his preceding runner . That was his second label of this year and that he must be satisfied by the chilly connections introduced. GB&Ire won a chunk of those events as 2000 and it’s definitely my ploy weekly to get a couple in form lads from such isles on my slides. Bobby looks to have a busting mindset and he will be working off his spikes to land his first victory whilst most will seep in the format.
1pt each-way R.MacIntyre 50/1 (1/5 7 locations )
Haotong Li finished like a train to finish 3rd in the 2017 Open Championship and with a top 5 last year on debut can be expected to put his very best foot forward this weekend. A top 20 in Lahinch sooner in this year was another connections performance. He’s an type who may still elevate himself in the next few years onto another level with more high profile wins. What’s interesting about past years performance was that he took 75 daily one to the 3, Kingabarns’ simplest links. If he keep on with his links form that is adequate then and can get to grips with that track he should be in with a shout.
1pt each-way H.Li 50/1 (1/5 8 places)
Paul Waring won the Nordea Experts is an outsider value getting in our staking program this week and this past year amidst a few conditions. He is on an impressive streak with 7 made cuts and having not been from the top 30 in his last four events. Tied 21st at Wentworth last week proved to be a strong knock considering the strength of the field. The return to hyperlinks should match given he’s lately and two tens posted on Portush’s Irish connections this season in Lahinch. In addition, he includes a top 20 posted in Birkdale in an Open rear in 2008. He seems a big number and slides under the radar here.
0.75pt each-way P.Waring 175/1 (1/5 7 places)
Finally I’ll have a bet on Justin Harding. The South African sits 57th in the world rankings being turned off the mark before in the season in Qatar. Qatar winners have been prolific on links paths and three players (Lawrie, Karlsson and Grace) have won both occasions. He missed the cut at Wentworth however is in a top price of 200/1 worth the risk this week. 12th and 10th in the Byron Nelson before in the year is of exactly how good Harding is a good example. If he bounced back this week and it would not be a surprise to me He’s had a fantastic year.
0.5pt each-way J.Harding 200/1 (1/5 7 places)