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  • BookMaker.eu Leave it to the European Tour to come up with innovative ways to conduct a golf tournament. The third edition of the GolfSixes will be held outside of the United Kingdom for the first time when the tournament moves to Oitavos Dunes Golf Club on the Portuguese seaside resort of Cascais. The format has been well received by the Euro circuit members. The field consists of 12 two-man teams of European Tour players representing their home countries. Four mixed ‘wildcard teams’ are also entered. The t... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour heads to Antwerp, Belgium, this week for the Belgian Knockout, which gets underway Thursday at Rinkven International Golf Club. A full field of golfers will compete under traditional stroke play rules for the first two days to determine the 64 players that will advance to the weekend. Saturday’s knockout matches will consist of three nine-hole rounds played in a head-to-head stroke play format. With the field reduced to eight players, the final rounds will take place on Sunday.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour heads to Antwerp, Belgium, this week for the Belgian Knockout, giving players a slight variation on the typical stroke play event. The field will play the first 36 holes in a stroke play format with the top 64 golfers advancing to the knockout rounds, which take place over the weekend. Three rounds of nine-holes will be played on Saturday in one-on-one stroke play, reducing the number of players to eight to compete for the title on Sunday. Adrian Otaegui won last year’s event u... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour is back in action this week for the Made in Denmark. The tournament returns to its roots at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, where it was held for four years before moving for the 2018 playing. The event also has a new time slot moving from its usual August start. The Danish duo of Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjorn Olesen return to their homeland after taking part in last week’s PGA Championship while defending champion Matt Wallace is coming off his best finish at a major. Wallac... 

  • BookMaker.eu The shifting of major dates on the PGA Tour has a ripple effect on the European Tour, and that’s evident this week with the Made in Denmark moving to the end of May from the usual August slot. The Euro circuit is back on track after breaking for last week’s PGA Championship and the Danish duo of Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjorn Olesen return to their homeland after taking part in the second major. Defending champion Matt Wallace is the betting favorite at +765 and was the only European to place a... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour has also been affected with the second major of the PGA circuit on tap next week. Many players use the week before to reenergize and the Betfred British Masters will be minus some big names. However, with the help of the best British golfers, the event has had a renaissance since it was revived in 2015. Brits sit atop the odds board with tournament host Tommy Fleetwood the betting favorite. He’s followed by Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Wallace and defending champ Eddie Pepperell. There... 

  • BookMaker.eu The barnstorming European Tour moves from China to the U.K. this week for the playing of the Betfred British Masters, contested for the first time at the Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England. At one time the British Masters was the premiere event on the Euro circuit, but lack of a corporate sponsor discontinued the stop for six years. The tournament was revived in 2015 and has started to gain traction by attracting the top British golfers in the world. Tournament host Tommy Fleetwood opened ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The 25th playing of the Volvo China Open takes place on a new track when the European Tour tees it up at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5. The layout isn’t entirely new to the Tour as it played host to the 2014 edition and the Shenzhen International from 2015-2017. The field includes a number of China’s best golfers with several matched up against each other on the matchup odds list. Haotong Li opened as the betting favorite, but with long odds, the oddsmakers are saying the field is fa... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour heads to China this week for the 25th playing of the Volvo China Open. The tournament gets a new host this year with the field teeing it up at the Genzon Golf Club from May 2-5. The previous three playings were at Topwin Golf and Country Club. Genzon isn’t entirely new to the Tour having hosted this event in 2014 and also entertaining the Shenzhen International from 2015-1017. With some of China’s top golfers among the field, it isn’t surprising to the see the best at the top o... 

  • BookMaker.eu Coming off its Easter Holiday break, the European Tour returns to action this week in Morocco for the Trophee Hassan II, contested on the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam layout for a fifth consecutive year. The tournament has been played for decades, but it is celebrating its 10th anniversary as part of the Euro circuit in 2019. Joost Luiten opened as the betting favorite with odds of +1600 at BookMaker.eu, a clear sign that everyone has a chance to claim victory in the watered down field. That also giv... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour is back in action this week after a month-long hiatus, giving golf bettors more opportunities to put a few bucks in their pocketbook. The field gathers this week in Morocco celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Trophee Hassan II on the Euro circuit. Named after the late Moroccan King Hassan II, the event will be played for a fourth consecutive year at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. Joost Luiten opened as the betting favorite at BookMaker.eu with odds of +1600, telling us that the f... 

  • BookMaker.eu Now in its fifth year as a European Tour co-sanctioned event, the Hero Indian Open will play for a third straight time on the Gary Player course at the DLF Golf and Country Club just outside New Delhi. This is the second of back-to-back tournaments in Asia and the last before the Tour takes about a month long break. The field is watered down as many of the higher-ranked players avoid this stop with two PGA events taking place simultaneously. Defending champion Matt Wallace is in Texas for the WG... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s one last chance for players to claim victory before the European Tour goes on hiatus until the end of April. The second of two back-to-back tournaments in Asia has the European Tour travelling to New Delhi for the Hero Indian Open, contested on the Gary Player course at the DLF Golf and Country Club. Once again the field is weakened by a lack of top-ranked golfers while defending champion Matt Wallace decided to peg it up at the WGC match play event in Texas. Spaniard Jorge Campillo is the ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Void of some of the top talent on the European Tour, the Maybank Championship will still have plenty of intriguing matchups when the field tees it up at the Sajuana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur this week. Defending champion Shubhankar Sharma is hoping a return to Malaysia can jump start his game, which has flatlined lately. He has had success in this part of the world, however, and can’t be overlooked. Thomas Pieters is the betting favorite at BookMaker.eu and is included on several mat... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s rare to see the European Tour stay in one region for too long, so to keep with that format it’s off to Malaysia for the playing of the Maybank Championship. Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, the Maybank Championship will be playing its fourth year with European Tour status, and for the third consecutive time at the Sajuana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. The total purse is about three times more than what was at stake at the Kenya Open last week, still not enough to draw some of the... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Magical Kenya Open has been played since 1967, but it makes its debut on the European Tour this week after nearly three decades as a stop on the Challenge Tour. Playing at the same time as THE PLAYERS Championship was always going to lead to a weaker field, and organizers have to be disappointed with the lineup pegging it up at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Magical Kenya Open was first played in 1967 and formed part of the Challenge Tour beginning in 1991. This year, the tournament gets a seat at the grown-ups table as it debuts on the European Tour. There has seen a different winner in each of the last 26 playings and no two-time winners over that span. Italian Lorenzo Gagli could make history with a successful title defense, though his odds are long +10000. The event returns to the Karen Country Club in Nairobi, where it was last played in 20... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour completes its second swing through the Middle East when the field tees it up at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters this week. We will have a new champion as last year’s winner Eddie Pepperell will not defend his title. And with a watered-down field similar to what we saw in Oman, the race for the infamous Mother of Pearl Trophy will be heated. Minus some of the more well-known names on Tour, we should still see some fantastic golf. Kurt Kitayama stormed back at Oman to claim the... 

  • BookMaker.eu Part II of the European Tour’s Middle Eastern swing concludes this week with the playing of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Moved to a later date to make up the second desert trip along with Oman, a smaller purse and contending with the PGA Tour’s Florida stops has meant a weaker field, putting it in line with last week’s. That doesn’t mean we won’t see great golf and a performance like Kurt Kitayama’s comeback win last week is certainly a possibility. Kitayama will peg it up again this week ... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s back to the Middle East for the European Tour when the field tees it up for the second playing of the Oman Open this week. While the host course Al Mouj is not even 10-years-old, it has been the sight of numerous Challenge Tour events and certainly is no stranger to many competitors in the field. Defending champion Joost Luiten tamed the layout last year to a -16 in the inaugural event and is the betting favorite at +1000 at BookMaker.eu. Several of the more high-profile golfers are taking ... 

  • BookMaker.eu After taking a break for the WGC in Mexico last week, it’s back to work for the European Tour with a return trip to the Middle East for the second playing of the Oman Open, the first of two straight events in the Persian Gulf. The field won’t be nearly as strong as what we had a few weeks back when the Tour visited Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but there are some well-known figures who will challenge for the title. The betting favorite Joost Luiten also happens to be the defending champion,... 

  • BookMaker.eu A unique twist on this week’s European Tour stop also throws a wrinkle at bettors looking to cash in on matchup wagering. The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth is a combination of stroke play and match play with the first 54 holes determining the 24 players that will compete on Sunday. The twist is that the final day will consist of five rounds of six-hole match play. Therefore, the betting matchups will take place over the first three rounds of stroke play at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Per... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour spices up its format for the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth, Australia this week. An innovative twist offers golfers and fans a unique experience with the combination of stroke play and match play. Lake Karrinyup Country Club will host 156 players for 36 holes of stroke play with 65 players and ties advancing to round three. Another cut after 54 holes will whittle the field to 24 players for a final day of six-hole match play. The top eight players after 54 holes will get a ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour heads down under for a cross-over event with the women’s pros at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Victoria, Australia. The inaugural tournament on the Euro circuit will be played across the Beach and Creek Courses at the 13th Beach Golf Links in order to accommodate the large field. Both groups of pros will play a round on each course with a cut after 36 holes. The remaining players have to avoid a second cut, which takes place after Round 3. What’s left of the field will compete on ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Another new event is on tap for the European Tour when the gang heads down under for the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Victoria, Australia. The men will be joined by the women’s pros in a unique format that has both tournaments running concurrently on the Beach and Creek Courses of the 13th Beach Golf Links. Both fields will play each course over the first two days with a cut after 36 holes. The field moves to the Beach for the weekend where another cut will take place following round three. Local prod... 

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