European Tour

Irish Open, Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort at Galgorm Castle at Ballymena north of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

The parkland course was designed by Simon Gidman in 1997 at 7078 yards (6472m) par 70. The Braid and Maine rivers border the course and come into play on a number of holes.

The drive into the 220 acre Castle estate Estate features the 10th – “wild, spacious and enthralling” and gets players into the mood for battle.

George Coetzee has a great recent record two wins a second and a third, but all have been on Bermuda grass his briar patch, this week on bent I think he’s a lay at $13 on Betfair

I like

Wilco Neinaber-$36

Lucas Herbert-$36 down in class two levels here

Craig Howie-$200

Julian Suri-$110

Marcus Armitage-$140 consistent at this level

Sebastian Garcia-Rodriguez-$190

Dave Coupland-$450

Joel Stalter-$560

David Law-$830

Toby Tree-$450

Mark Power-$770

Zach Murray-$1000

PGA Tour

The Tour moves to the Caribbean , La Alta Gracia in the Dominican Republic for the Corales Punta Carna Resort and Club Championship. Corales was

Designed  by Tom Fazio and opened in 2010, Corales the course 7670 yards (6900m) par 72 is famous for the seaside holes through natural clifftop, bayside and rugged coastline. Six holes border the sea. The feature 18th hole the Devil’s Elbow requires a long drive over the Bay of Corales,. The course resides on a seven hundred portion of the Large area of the Puntacana Resort & Club.

The field is just above KORN Ferry standard, most of the “stars” are licking their wounds after the gruelling examination of the US Open at Winged Foot. The favourite is Will Zalatoris, a KORN Ferry standout without a PGA tour card. He’s at $15 and a lay, despite his top ten finish last week as he may find he also suffers from that experience.

I’m looking for those players who are successful at this level and seemed to have been forgotten. All prices quoted are on Betfair.

Seamus Power-$120

Nate Lashley-$270

Joseph Bramlett-$130

Ben Taylor-$580

Roberto Diaz-$400

Mark Anderson-$320

Fabian Gomez-$360

Sang-Moon Bae-$450

Michael Kim-$1000

Alex Czecha-$1000

No LPGA this week. Observers and bettors last week will have noticed that George Coetzee our favourite in the Portuguese Open didn’t win, but he ran third. One of our picks at huge odds ($300-$490 bet) rallied from way behind with a 7 under last round to get into a playoff, sadly to be beaten on the third playoff hole by British Open champion Georgia Hall. Almost a big week for backawinner followers. As we have tipped a number of winners over $500 it is worth following our Betfair tips.