Shane Lowry Ranks As A Top Tip For The Irish Open

There is a strong field heading to County Londonderry for the Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club this week as the likes of Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm are teeing up for the 62nd edition of this tournament...

6th July - 9th July OddsWon/LostBet
Irish Open    
Tips Shane Lowry (each way)    Best Bet @ 28 / 1  
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (each way) @ 30 / 1  
Thorbjorn Olesen (each way) @ 33 / 1  
Bradley Dredge (each way) @ 90 / 1  

The Market Leaders

It is defending champion McIlroy who is a 7/1 favourite (Paddy Power) after winning this tournament at the K Club last year and he has been professing his love for the course at Portstewart during the build-up. However, a rib injury has left McIlroy short of practice this year and he is a touch skinny in the betting for us.

Hideki Matsuyama is next best at 10/1 following his runner-up effort at the US Open, while Jon Rahm (14/1) heads to Northern Ireland after finishing 10th in France last week. Tommy Fleetwood (16/1) emerged victorious in Paris last time out but it will be a big ask for him to win back-to-back tournaments and Justin Rose (16/1) is still feeling his way back to form since losing out in a play-off to Sergio Garcia at Augusta.

The Top Tip

The top players are likely to be honing their skills in preparation for another links challenge at Royal Birkdale for the 2017 Open Championship in two weeks' time and we prefer to focus on a few players a little further down the betting market, starting with Shane Lowry.

The 2009 Irish Open winner missed the cut in Paris but he rarely enjoys that trip to France and we will instead focus on the lines of his form prior to that - a tie for 6th at Wentworth and a top-fifteen effort at The Memorial. Lowry is a proven performer on links courses as he has numerous top-tens to show for his efforts and the Irishman could be a big player at a venue that should suit.
Tip #1: Shane Lowry (each way) @ 28/1 with Bet 365.

The Best Of The Rest

Rafa Cabrera-Bello is also a nice fit for this course and his form at the Irish Open reads: 2-5-26-4-8. Furthermore, at the 2009, 2012 and 2015 editions that were also held on links courses, the Spaniard finished 20th, 2nd and 4th respectively.

The 33-year-old enjoys playing this tournament and his 2017 form, which includes four top-six finishes, is strong enough to suggest he is worth an each-way play for a place finish at 30/1, albeit his failure to win a title since 2012 is an obvious negative.
Tip #2: Rafa Cabrera-Bello (each way) @ 30/1 with Paddy Power.

Thorjborn Olesen is another player with a fine links pedigree as he is a former winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links (2015) and he is someone who tends to enjoy coastal courses. The Dane has finished in the top-20 in three of his past four appearances at the Irish Open, while his last three results worldwide read 4-34-3. He is clearly in decent nick, with some excellent driving and putting stats in France to go with his consistently excellent game around the greens boding well for a big show this week.
Tip #3: Thorbjorn Olesen (each way) @ 33/1 with B365.

Finally, Bradley Dredge often thrives when playing in Britain and Ireland as the Welshman has five top-tens to his name from the past nine appearances at the Irish Open, including a second runner-up effort twelve months ago. A former runner-up at the Alfred Dunhill Links, Dredge warmed up for this test with a tidy tie for 27th in France on Sunday.
Tip #4: Bradley Dredge (each way) @ 90/1 with Bet 365.

2017 Irish Open Odds

Posted: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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