Scott Jamieson tipped to shine in Rocco Forte Open at Verdura

We have a fairly low-key event on the European Tour this weekend as the inaugural Rocco Forte Open takes place at Verdura, and with many elite names opting out of the event then we have some relatively inexperienced names at the head of the betting, and the likes of Paddy Power and Ladbrokes are going 20/1 the field for what should be a devilishly difficult conundrum for punters.

  • Matt Wallace won last European Tour event
  • Jordan Smith heads betting for wide open tournament
  • Rocco Forte Open takes over from Sicilian Open (last played in 2012)

Thursday 18th May - 8.00am OddsWon/LostBet
Rocco Forte Open Tips    
Tips Scott Jamieson (each way)    Best Bet @ 50 / 1  
Oliver Fisher (each way) @ 50 / 1  
Nicolas Colsaerts to be first round leader @ 45 / 1  

The Favourites

Englishman Jordan Smith is currently a 20/1 market leader with bet365 for this event, but the two-times winner on the Challenger Tour has failed to grab his maiden European Tour win so far, and so the 24-year-old, who was tied 69th in the China Open at the end of April, may just struggle to land this event.

James Morrison is a 25/1 chance with Sky Bet, and he certainly makes more appeal, as he has bagged two top-ten finishes in his last five tournaments, while he has often finished in the top-half of the field, so warrants respect, while Chinese youngster Haotong Li is another prominent figure, and much like Morrison he has been challenging the top-25 on a frequent basis this term, so at 25/1 with BetVictor could be a solid each-way option.

Matt Wallce (40/1) was a fine winner of last week's Open de Portugal, as he recorded a stunning -21 to win by three shots, and while he will find it tough to record back-to-back wins he is certainly one to keep an eye on in the higher echelons of the betting.

Jamieson Tops Our Best Bets

With such a wide open field then it's a superb betting event, but one name that catches the eye is Scottish star Scott Jamieson, who is a 50/1 shot with Ladbrokes, and is a player looking to bag his second career win on the European Tour, and he has to be a lively contender for this tournament.

The last time he played this course in a competitive environment was the 2012 Sicilian Open, which saw him finished tied for 19th, but it was a final round 66 that showed that he can tame the golf course when on form, and having finished third in the Indian Open in March then his game is blossoming this season, so at 50/1 with the Magic Sign he is a cracking each-way bet.

There could also be some eye-catching value at huge prices and Oliver Fisher, who is 60/1 with Betfred was placed in the top-ten last weekend, so could well improve on that performance and snatch a place here, while Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will take his chance, and he can often bounce back from a poor run of form, and at 150/1 is an intriguing challenger.

Colsaerts To Bag Lead After Round One

Nicolas Colsaerts was a gallant third in the last tournament played here, and if he can fly out of the traps then he has the ability to unleash a string of birdies, and while he is consistency can sometimes be questioned he is a cracking bet at 45/1 with Betfred to be the first round leader.

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Posted: Tuesday, 16th May 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

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