If you’re looking to wager on a straight up individual matchup winner this week the European Tour is the way to go. The inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open kicks of the circuit’s Canary Island Swing and unlike the PGA team event in Louisiana, golfers will be going head-to-head against each other. Oddsmakers have positioned Antoine Rozner as the betting favorite for the event taking place at the breathtaking Meloneras Golf Course, though odds suggest a wide open field leading to a number of interesting tournament matchups. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of tournament matchup odds when you’re ready to place a wager.
Gran Canaria Lopesan Open Matchup Odds at BookMaker.eu
Jorge Campillo -110 vs. Eddie Pepperell -120
Jamie Donaldson -133 vs. Thorbjorn Olesen +103
Pablo Larrazabal -119 vs. Matthew Southgate -111
Antoine Rozner -160 vs. Sam Horsfield +127
Maximilian Kieffer -130 vs. Dean Burmester +100
Niklas Lemke -125 vs. Matthew Jordan -105
Ross Fisher -113 vs. Connor Syme -117
Ashun Wu -110 vs. Scott Jamieson -120
Sean Crocker -141 vs. Mikko Korhonen +111
Justin Walters -116 vs. Alexander Bjork -114
Fabrizio Zanotti +119 vs. Joost Luiten -148
Fabrizio Zanotti -105 vs. John Catlin -125
Andrew Johnston -130 vs. Jordan Smith +100
Antoine Rozner -125 vs. Matthias Schwab -105
Steven Brown +100 vs. Alejandro Canizares -130
Justin Harding -111 vs. Victor Dubuisson -119
Wil Besseling -134 vs. Joachim B. Hansen +104
Nino Bertasio -117 vs. Dale Whitnell -113
Paul Waring -102 vs. Louis De Jager -128
Kurt Kitayama -154 vs. Calum Hill +123
Rafael Cabrera Bello -106 vs. Calum Hill -124
Adri Arnaus -114 vs. Adrian Otaegui -116
Rafael Cabrera Bello +121 vs. Kurt Kitayama -151
Garrick Higgo -123 vs. Guido Migliozzi -107
Victor Dubuisson -162 vs. Mike Lorenzo-Vera +129
Masahiro Kawamura -111 vs. Jeff Winther -119
Matthias Schwab -154 vs. Sam Horsfield +123
Matthias Schwab -130 vs. Andy Sullivan +100
Marcus Armitage -127 vs. Romain Langasque -103
Kalle Samooja -113 vs. Johannes Veerman -117
Justin Harding -155 vs. Mike Lorenzo Vera +124
Andy Sullivan -130 vs. Sam Horsfield +100
Joost Luiten -124 vs. John Catlin -106
Antoine Rozner -131 vs. Andy Sullivan +101
Need to Know
Being a late addition to the schedule following the cancellation of the French Open, the Canary Islands play host to an ET event for the first time in over 15 years. Handling the honors is Meloneras Golf, a short resort course stretching to 6,503 yards at par 70. The only real defense the track has is the coastal winds, which will be prevalent on the back nine with a number of holes nestled along the banks of the Atlantic Ocean. Still, this should be a relatively easy layout for the pros with low scores expected. The course opened in 2006 and will be hosting a Euro Tour event for the first time.
Gran Canaria Lopesan Open Matchup Picks
Sam Horsfield +123 vs. Matthias Schwab
He performs well on courses that yield low scores and he’s riding a wave of strong form so I have to jump on Horsfield in this matchup. I was surprised to see him offered at this price making the decision to back him that much easier. Wins last year at the Hero Open and Celtic Classic were obtained on shorter tracks where Horsfield was a birdie machine. He also comes in with three straight top-15 showings, including a third at last month’s Kenya Savannah Classic.
Rafael Cabrera Bello -106 vs. Calum Hill
Nobody in the field is more familiar with Meloneras than Rafa and I don’t anticipate the duties of serving as tournament host will be too much of a burden at this resort with no spectators. If anything it might too relaxing for him. He did mention how excited and proud he is to host and I think that will carry over to his game, which hasn’t been the best lately. He did finish fourth in Abu Dhabi at the start of the year and he’s a perfect fit for this layout, which is why I’m dropping a few bucks on him in this matchup.
John Catlin -125 vs. Fabrizio Zanotti
When Catlin is good, he’s really good. All three ET wins have come in the last eight months with the most recent just last week at the Austrian Open. He also won the Andalucia Masters and the Irish Open in a span of three starts last August. In between is where things get dicey. But I don’t expect Meloneras to be much of a problem and the confidence level is high after last week. Winning outright may not be in the cards, but hanging near the top of the leaderboard certainly is.
Garrick Higgo -123 vs. Guido Migliozzi
Higgo stepped up again last week with a top-5 in Austria, continuing his run of impressive play since joining the Tour last year. We know the kid has game after a T14 at the DP World Tour Championship competing against the best the ET has to offer. His game is fashioned for this layout and if the putter cooperates he could be in line for an outright win. I’ll take him in this matchup, though.
Antoine Rozner -131 vs. Andy Sullivan
I typically don’t go this deep on the odds in my matchup picks instead looking for better value plays. But Rozner is the tournament favorite for a reason and the price isn’t too steep. He’s had a nice run this season with two top-10s, including a win at the Qatar Masters, and nothing outside the top-26. He also had a strong showing at the WGC Match Play last month. That’s the last time he teed it up, which could be a drawback, but I’ll take that risk.
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