Golf Tips for CJ Cup and Andalucía Masters, Plus Betting Offers and Free Bets
There’s an exciting mix of the old and the new with this week’s golf. While the European Tour returns to Valderrama, one of the most storied venues in all of European golf, the PGA Tour breaks new ground with its first tournament in South Korea. There are some very high quality players in both events so let’s see if we can find some winning bets for the four days of golf that await us.
Golf Betting Tips and Offers
The CJ Cup Betting Tips and Preview
The host venue for the CJ Cup, Nine Bridges Golf Club, has hosted the world’s best female players with four LPGA events taking place on the Jeju Island course, but it’s brand new for most of the men competing this week.
That means there’s a lot of extra work for the caddies to do as they carefully map out landing zones, work out which hazards must be avoided and plot out the best lines into the greens. It’s that latter work which could prove to be most fruitful as the parkland layout is one which rewards the players who hit the best approach shots.
There are plenty of excellent ball strikers in the field for the CJ Cup. The likes of Kyle Stanley (70/1 with Coral) and Paul Casey (12/1 with Coral) will both believe they’ve got a chance but the player to side with is Ian Poulter.
It’s been a cracking few months for Poulter but he’s as yet been unable to turn solid play into a win. That could change in South Korea. The stats show his ball striking was well above average on the PGA Tour last season, he’s been talking positively about the current state of his game and his aggression should be a major plus. At 70/1 with Coral, a bet on Poulter could return handsomely at Nine Bridges.
Andalucía Masters Betting Tips and Preview
While the majority of the field will be learning as they go at Nine Bridges, the host course for the Andalucía Masters is one which all European golfers know very well. Real Club Valderrama is held in the highest regard by golf players and fans alike. It held the 1997 Ryder Cup and it is no surprise that Sergio Garcia decided to take the event he is hosting to the Sotogrande course.
Although short by modern standards at under 7,000 yards, Valderrama is anything but a pushover. To have any chance of winning you must possess great accuracy of the tee, world class ball striking from the fairways and course experience to know where to attack and where to defend.
This week’s host ticks all those boxes. In fact, Garcia has the best record at Valderrama of anybody in the field. He’s played some good golf without really contending since finishing second at the BMW International Open and this could be the week that it all clicks for him. US Masters champion Garcia is available at a best price of 5/1 with Coral and there is no doubt that he is a very worthy favourite.