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SportingbetBlogEuroGolfIn his weekly golf feature Brent Graham looks to Sportingbet’s unique golf place markets to try and beat the bookie.  This week he focuses on the European Tour and the Duty Free Irish Open taking place at the Lahinch Golf Club on the Atlantic Coast.



This column finally got off the mark last week with Rory Sabbatini landing a Top 10 finish at 6/1.

 It was so nearly the perfect weekend with Hideki Matsuyama unfortunately dropping out of the Top 10 in the final holes.  It certainly gives us some encouragement heading into the Irish Open and here are my selections for this week.


BET: 1 Unit Christiaan Bezuidenhout Top 10 at 5/1 at Sportingbet (ties paid in full).

Bezuidenhout was excellent in winning on the European Tour last week and he has now had two successive Top 3 finishes.  Whether he can keep the momentum going and win again at 40/1 is questionable, but I do like his chances of another solid performance given how well he is swinging at the moment.


BET: 1 Unit Justin Harding Top 10 at 11/2 at Sportingbet (ties paid in full).

Harding’s form has dipped a bit of late, but he has been fairly lightly run and I am expecting him to gather himself and finish the season strongly.

South African golfers are doing very well on the European Tour at the moment and here is hoping that at least 1 of my selections will pop up this week and finish in the Top 10


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Why Sportingbet ?

One of the things I have always enjoyed about Sportingbet is the fact that they pay out ties in their Top 5, Top 10 and in the case of the majors, Top 20 golf betting markets.  There have been many times over the years when I have backed a player to finish in the Top 10 and he has ended tie 8th with 6 other players and by the time dead heat rules have been applied it is not uncommon that you actually lose money on the bet.  Sportingbet pays out to include ties so in the scenario above I would be paid out in full.