Portugal Masters Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
The European Tour heads south for some sunny solace in the Algarve as the Portugal Masters Tournament begins this week. Take a look at the course, the contenders and the best betting tips ahead of Thursday’s tee off.
The Portugal Masters Course
The Arnold Palmer-designed course at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club is a 7,209 yard, par 72 course. In addition to the compulsory four par fives, the course also has several short par fours measuring 358 yards, 315 yards and 385 yards respectively. As with many resort courses the winning score tends to be quite low with the majority of Portugal Masters Champions winning with scores below -18.
Main Portugal Masters Contenders
The field for this year’s Portugal Masters contains 74 European Tour winners as well as six of the last seven golfers to win the Portugal Masters, namely: David Lynn, Steve Webster, Shane Lowry, Alvaro Quiros, Richard Green and Tom Lewis.
Top of Betway’s picks is former champion Lowry at 14/1, who is just ahead of Bernd Wiesberger at 16/1.
Another contender is Alexander Levy who won the China Open in March. Having been inspired by his friend and fellow Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in the Ryder Cup, Levy gave an impressive performance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last week, entering the final round in second place.
Levy also proved earlier this year at the Kazakhstan Open that he plays well on Arnold Palmer layouts, having finished 3rd on the course.
Betway has Levy at 66/1 to triumph.
Although a very different type of player to those mentioned above, Thongchai Jaidee could be a dark horse having finished in the top 25 four times out of his six previous attempts at the Portugal Masters. Jaidee won the Nordea Masters in Sweden this year and came 5th and second in the BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France respectively.
The Thai makes a great bet at 40/1 at Betway.
Oliver Wilson, who beat favourite Rory McIlroy to take the title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday is priced at 80/1 and having just proved that he can beat the odds, what’s to say he won’t do it again?
Another one to watch could be Englishman Ross Fisher. Regularly finishing in the top ten at this event, Fisher is more than capable of leading the field. Betway have him priced at a generous 40/1.
Portugal Masters Betting
Here are your best bets for the Portugal Masters (provided by Betway):
Shane Lowry 14/1 – a £10 bet returns £150
Bernd Wiesberger 16/1 – a £10 bet returns £170
Alexander Levy 66/1 – a £10 bet returns £670
Thongchai Jaidee 40/1 – a £10 bet returns £410
Oliver Wilson 80/1 – a £10 bet returns £810
Ross Fisher 40/1 – a £10 bet returns £410