- Four 2018 Ryder Cuppers tee it up this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
- Is it worth betting on Brooks Koepka as the favourite?
- The golfers with the best value to emerge victorious
The European Tour tees it up this week for the circuit’s only three-course, 168-man field of the campaign at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Among the competitors are four golfers who just competed at the Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Tony Finau, and two-time defending champion Tyrrell Hatton.
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Is it Worth Betting on Hatton to Three-Peat?
Normally it would be very difficult to expect someone to win the same event three straight years, especially given the fact that it’s played over three golf courses – St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns.
— Alfred Dunhill Links (@dunhilllinks) October 3, 2018
However, Hatton has been playing strong golf for quite some time.
In eight of his last nine events on the European and PGA Tours, he’s finished no worse than 29th. In light of the fact Hatton became the first golfer to win this event in back-to-back years last season, why can’t he make even more history?
Bet Hatton with confidence despite the possibility of a figurative, and literal, Ryder Cup hangover.
Previous 5 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Winners
Should you bet on Ryder Cuppers Koepka, Fleetwood, and Finau?
It would be natural to expect a letdown from both US Ryder Cup participants – Koepka and Finau – after their excruciating defeat last week.
Given that, along with Koepka not competing at this event in three years and Finau being a first-timer, pass on the American duo.
Fleetwood, however, has been rock solid all year long, with only one missed cut on both the European and PGA Tours. Given his strong tournament history (shot course record 63 last year at Carnoustie), I’m bullish on his chances this week.
Tommy Fleetwood’s Last 7 Alfred Dunhill Links Championships
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Best Value Picks
- Ross Fisher (+4000): Runner-up at this event the last two years, shooting a course record 61 at St. Andrews at this event last year. He’s due to get back in the winners circle for the first time since 2014 following seven runner-up finishes since then.
- Matt Wallace (+4000): Ultimate boom or bust candidate. Of his four top 10’s this season, three are victories. Isn’t overly impressive statistically across the board, but in the words of the late Al Davis, all he does is ‘just win baby.’
- Kim Koivu (+30000): Big time darkhorse with big time potential. Three Challenge Tour victories this year, including twice in August and finished t-7th in last European Tour event – the Portugal Masters. Shot in the dark candidate that would yield a massive payday.