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Nigel Seeley’s three from the tee for the Scandinavian Masters

Nigel Seeley 20 Aug 2019
Henrik Stenson is the current favourite to win the tournament with many bookmakers (credit:Michael Wade/Zuma Press/PA Images)

Scandinavian Masters betting tips for this week’s European Tour tournament. Read on for our expert tips for the Scandinavian Masters taking place at Hills Golf Club.

Scandinavian Masters

IT was another winning weekend for this column this time on the European Tour when our 18/1 headline selection Thomas Pieters ended a three year winning drought with victory in the D+D Real Czech Masters. 

This week we are looking  find the winners yet again and try to make it three big winning weekends on the bounce as the Tour moves to Sweden for the Scandanvian Invitation from Hills Golf and Sports Club in Gothenburg. This event was formerly known as the Nordea Masters and this is only the second year that it has been held at it's current venue and organisers have brought together a nice looking field, but to find a potential winner on last years form is a very important factor.

The tournament is headed by former Open champion and local boy Henrik Stenson who has decided to play in front of his home crowd instead of competing in the big money Tour Championships in America. Stenson has never played at this venue before and it looks a course designed for precision rather than distance, which should suit his game and the crowd favourite is proving popular amongst golf punters and is already into 8/1 favourite to win for the 12th time on the European Tour.

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick, winner of this event in 2016, is joint favourite alongside Stenson with some layers, but a general 9/1 second best this week and he's another that the course should suit. When the Yorkshireman won this tournament it was held at a different venue and with a lack of course knowledge to go on and also coming towards the end of a very long season, you would really want to avoid the front two at single figure prices.

Another Swede is third in and that is Alex Noren at 12/1 and the 2015 winner of this event (also not played at this venue) hasn't had the best of years after his incredible 2017 and 2018 and I believe he is only the price he is due to the home support that he alongside Stenson will receive, and for that reason he should also be overlooked.

Three From The Tee

Andrea Pavan @ 20/1 with Ladbrokes 

The headline selection this week is in-form ANDREA PAVAN at 20/1 with a number of bookies. The Italian finished sixth here in Gothenburg last year before going on to win the following week at the D+D Real Czech Masters, but this year the two tournaments have switched around on the European Tour calendar and last week in Prague where he was defending the title the 30 year-old played some solid golf to finish in a share of third place.

Prior to that, Pavan finished fourth at the Scottish Open and at the end of June he won the BMW International Open and he is arguably the in-form player in the field and with the added bonus, unlike others of performing well at the venue he looks an obvious, but the sensible bet this week.

Thomas Detry @ 33/1 with William Hill 

Thomas Detry (Photo by MARK DADSWELL/AAP/PA IMAGES). 

It just wouldn't be a European preview without me tipping talented Belgian THOMAS DETRY and he is my second big this week at the general price of 33/1.

Detry, hasn't played since the Scottish Open at the beginning of last month and the all jet-setting across the globe in the early part of the season was taking a lot out of the 26 year-old and now fully refreshed, he looks a player who could end the season on a high.

I am certain that the World Cup winner is going to be a superstar of the game and when he wins one tournament, he will go on to win many more and he will take huge confidence from his World Cup winning partner and fellow countryman and good friend Pieters win last week in Prague.

Detry is always capable of going low and he usually starts fast and he looks an interesting wager in the first round leader at 50/1 with a couple of featured firms as he shot an opening round 66 here last year to finish the opening day in second before ending up in 13th place on the week.

Lee Slattery @ 80/1 with Bet365 

*Odds correct at 11:45 BST on 20/8/2019 

LEE SLATTERY made my three-off-the tee last week in Prague and I am sticking with the Englishman again in Gothenburg at a juicy looking 80/1 that is being dangled by Bet365.

Slattery, was in contention in the first two days in Prague, but slipped down the leaderboard to finish in a share of 39th place. The 41 year-old had a terrible couple of months during May and June, but in his penultimate start he finished just inside the top 10 in a World class field at the Scottish Open and with another top 10 at this event last year on this course, he is a player who is moving in the right direction and offers the best each-way value.

*Odds correct at 11:45 BST on 20/8/2019 

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