The inaugural Canary Islands Championship wraps up the European Tour’s swing through the Canary Islands and is the second straight event played at Golf Costa Adeje. There’s been one theme over the last few weeks and that’s low scores with players easily handling the resort-style courses. Dean Burmester toyed with Adeje last week winning by five swings with a 25-under total. That matched the winning score of Garrick Higgo in the opening leg of the swing in the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open. Both are back for another go sitting atop the odds board for this week’s event. Be sure to visit BookMaker.eu for a complete updated list of matchup betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager.
Canary Islands Championship Matchup Odds at BookMaker.eu
Grant Forrest -121 vs. Garrick Porteous -109
Nino Bertasio -122 vs. Matthew Jordan -108
Alejandro Canizares -124 vs. Matthieu Pavon -106
Jack Senior -139 vs. Richard Bland +109
Pep Angles -147 vs. Chris Paisley +117
Garrick Higgo -136 vs. Justin Harding +106
Kalle Samooja -176 vs. Romain Langasque +140
Victor Dubuisson -124 vs. Guido Migliozzi -106
Aaron Cockerill -159 vs. Gavin Green +127
Guido Migliozzi -113 vs. Calum Hill -117
Richard Mansell -133 vs. Joakim Lagergren +103
Paul Waring -147 vs. Eddie Pepperell +117
Justin Harding -135 vs. Sami Valimaki +105
Kalle Samooja -151 vs. Connor Syme +121
Adrian Meronk -170 vs. Fabrizio Zanotti +135
Richie Ramsay +104 vs. Louis De Jager -134
Dean Burmester -138 vs. Justin Harding +108
Justin Walters -114 vs. Nicolai Von Dellingshausen -116
Victor Dubuisson -123 vs. Calum Hill -107
Ashun Wu -104 vs. Adrian Otaegui -126
Laurie Canter +105 vs. Sean Crocker -135
Alexander Levy -145 vs. David Horsey +115
Mike Lorenzo-Vera +110 vs. Masahiro Kawamura -140
Maverick Antcliff -141 vs. Marcel Schneider +111
Connor Syme -135 vs. Romain Langasque +105
Andrew Johnston -146 vs. Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez +116
Nicolai Hojgaard +100 vs. Darius Van Driel -130
Garrick Higgo -160 vs. Sami Valimaki +127
Johannes Veerman -135 vs. Renato Paratore +105
Dean Burmester -170 vs. Sami Valimaki +135
Garrick Higgo -112 vs. Dean Burmester -118
Adri Arnaus +102 vs. Sean Crocker -132
Laurie Canter -106 vs. Adri Arnaus -124
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Heck, we might even see lower scores at Golf Costa Adeje now that most of the field had a go-round last week. Burmester romped to the victory with 14 players scoring 269 (-15) or lower. At 6,857 yards with wide fairways, big greens and no defense, the track was devoured by the pros. And with a majority in the field taking part last week, that knowledge should come in handy to reduce scoring even more. There are five par-5 holes that should give players a chance to make up strokes. But if the entire field handles those the chore becomes more difficult. Without much worry off the tee we saw players go for it last week, a strategy that will again come into play. The lowest scores will be obtained by those who can make putts, though.
Canary Islands Championship Matchup Picks
Garrick Higgo -136 vs. Justin Harding
Higgo is one player who has enjoyed his stay on the islands. After carding a 25-under to win the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open he went 16-under last week to nab a T8. If anything the young South African has shown he can master resort courses and he’s done pretty well at other venues, too. He has five victories worldwide over the past 23 months and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The price was a little high, but watching Higgo attack the low-scoring layouts was a thing of beauty.
Sami Valimaki +135 vs. Dean Burmester
Valimaki is the highest ranked European player in the field and he returned to action last week after a lengthy break to finish T22. Now that he has a tournament under his belt I anticipate a better finish from the Finn. He closed last week with his lowest round and appeared to pick up steam over the final 18 holes, so I’m betting on a carryover. He knows how to play in the wind, which is the only defense the course has, and he’s won previously, so I’ll back him at this price hoping that Burmester experiences a hangover from his victory.
Kalle Samooja -151 vs. Connor Syme
I don’t typically go with a favorite at this price, but I have a feeling Samooja is ready to breakout. He doesn’t need to win outright, which is a good thing since he’s never done that. But he’s getting closer to that initial Tour victory. He was T3 last week giving him five top-5s in the last year and a half. His season stats also suggest another strong tournament so I’ll back him despite the hefty price tag.
Adri Arnaus +102 vs. Sean Crocker
Three rounds of 66 or lower kept Arnaus in the top-10 and he proved he can navigate the layout. But his chance at an outright win last week was spoiled by one even-par round showing us just how good the players are and how easy the course is. Arnaus ended a run of mediocre finishes that started after a strong stop on the Middle East swing where he was T12 in Abu Dhabi and T9 in Dubai. A return to that form sets him up as a strong pick in this matchup.
Calum Hill -117 vs. Guido Migliozzi
Hill is one guy chomping at the bit to get back on the course. He was riding a wave of nice form ahead of last week’s event but surprisingly missed the cut. His metrics are in line with the course and he has three top-5s in six starts this year. I’m betting last week’s result was an aberration since he had been playing well. He also knows what to expect now, and I’ll gladly back him in this matchup.
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