Last week at the Malaysian Open, Rafael Cabrera-Bello finished tied third and gave us some healthy returns at 40/1. The bookies don’t seem to have got the message that the Spaniard is in decent form this season and you can get him at 33/1 with Ladbrokes this week. That was an easy selection for us on a man who looks destined to win lots of tournaments.
Ian Poulter and Peter Hanson head the betting at 14/1 for the Volvo China Open. Poulter looked back in the zone at Augusta and we actually feel 14/1 is a decent price for the Englishman as when he’s in form he’ll normally give you a good run for your money. He’s feeling comfortable on and off the course, so we hear. Normally we’d be happy backing him but this week’s course is a monster at approximately 7,600 yards and Poulter isn’t the longest on tour, so is a touch vulnerable. We may regret that decision.
Binhai Lake Golf Club hosts this year’s Volvo China Open. The Pete Dye-designed beast is going to be a huge challenge so we’re backing the big hitters. That can be a risk if the accuracy and short games aren’t up to much but defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts does have all the credentials and is 16/1 with Ladbrokes.
Hanson also hits a good ball and is no slouch off the tee. Odds of 14/1 aren’t too bad on a man who didn’t do much wrong on the final day of the Masters. His putting was tentative but that’s understandable given Augusta on a Sunday is a real pressure cooker.
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Advised golf betting for the Volvo China Open: