European Tour Picks – Odds to Win Omega European Masters

European Tour Picks – Odds to Win Omega European Masters

The European Tour takes center stage now that the PGA Tour has concluded, and the field gathers at picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland for the Omega European Masters this week. Headlining the field as the betting favorite at offshore sportsbooks is FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy, who fulfills a sponsorship commitment. You have to wonder just how motivated Rory is going to be after pocketing a cool $15 million last week. That allows for other players in the strong field to make a run at the title, including two-time defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Visit for a complete list of tournament odds when you’re ready to place a wager.

Odds to Win Omega European Masters at

Rory McIlroy +385

Matthew Fitzpatrick +760

Tommy Fleetwood +1100

Alex Noren +2000

Erik Van Rooyen +2000

Matt Wallace +2200

Danny Willett +2500

Bernd Wiesberger +3000

Lucas Bjerregaard +3000

Thomas Pieters +3000

Sergio Garcia +3000

Rory Sabbatini +3300

Andrea Pavan +3300

Lee Westwood +4000

Mike Lorenzo-Vera +4500

Joost Luiten +5000

Andy Sullivan +5500

Eddie Pepperell +6600

Gavin Green +6600

Ryan Fox +6600

Troy Merritt +6600

Thomas Detry +6600

Christiaan Bezuidenhout +7000

Haydn Porteous +7500

Robert MacIntyre +8000

Alexander Bjork +8000

Alexander Levy +9000

Matthias Schwab +9000

Marcus Kinhult +9000

Jorge Campillo +9000

Sam Horsfield +9000

Julian Suri +10000

Jordan Smith +10000

Romain Langasque +10000

Aaron Rai +10000

Adri Arnaus +10000

Ross Fisher +11000

Odds Analysis

Rory McIlroy +385

He’s the betting favorite at offshore sportsbooks, but you have to wonder just how motivated McIlroy is going to be after cashing that big paycheck from his win at last week’s Tour Championship. If not for a sponsor commitment he probably wouldn’t even be here, so I have to fade him this week. It’s nice that Rory is making an appearance and he’ll certainly bring some credibility to the field while uplifting the other golfers, all of whom want to beat moneybags.

Danny Willett +2500

Crans-sur-Sierre is a tricky course and Willett has navigated it well over his career. He’s 9 for 10 here and he’s been in contention numerous times. He’s been in the top-5 at the halfway point five times and finished T2 in 2012, T5 in 2014 and broke through for a 1-shot win in 2015. He was among the top-5 after 36 holes last year before stumbling. Willett has been hovering around the top of the leaderboard in past events with a T6 at The Open and he last played at The Northern Trust where he was T5 after 54 holes. His experience on this layout will be beneficial and his odds are favorable.

Bernd Wiesberger +3000

It’s been a long road back from a serious wrist injury that cost Wiesberger nearly a year, but he’s back in good form with a pair of wins in his last nine starts. Not as effective the last two turns with a T30 at the Czech Masters and a T32 at The Open, but those layouts weren’t the best for his game. Recent form and recent history here have him down the odds board, but the Austrian can be bought at a good price. He missed the cut in his last start here in 2017, but he’s a more confident golfer now. He has mastered the track with a T6 in 2012 and a T13 in 2014. Wiesberger is a value pick with his rejuvenated game.

Sergio Garcia +3000

Garcia has been laying low for a while and it’s probably a good thing given all the negative publicity he’s gotten over his immature behavior. One thing that will change the narrative is a tournament victory, and although he hasn’t played here much recently, Garcia has been good when pegging it up. And he has a chance to put some recent poor form behind him. He missed the cut at The Northern Trust and has just one finish better than T40 in his last eight starts. A T19 in his debut here was his worst finish and he has a win from 2005 along with three other top-6 showings.

Matthew Fitzpatrick +760

It’s hard to win three in a row at any tournament and Fitzpatrick has to feel like the unluckiest guy in the world after hitting the stick on an approach shot last week that turned a potential birdie into a bogey and a one-shot loss. He is playing splendid golf having the lead after 36 holes in his last two starts and his record here can’t be overlooked. Prior to his back-to-back wins, Fitz was T7 and solo second, so I guess you could say he knows this course well. He’s a strong contender, but at his current price I’m not buying.

Course: Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club – 6,848 yards, Par 70

At less than 6,900 yards this is a short course. The altitude makes it play even shorter making distance off the tee less of a factor. What does come into play is greens in regulation, a stat that previous winners excelled at. Eight of the previous 12 winners ranked inside the top two for GIR. Fitzpatrick was 13th in GIR when he won here in 2017 and he ranked second shooting 17-under last year. While the layout may appear easy due to its length, that’s hardly the case. The climate can change quickly with the elevation and the greens are small and tricky. The course requires players to stay on track, hit plenty of greens and save par when they miss them. And, of course, they’ll do it on one of the most breathtaking courses nestled along the Swiss Alps.

TV Coverage: Golf Channel

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