Golf Tips for Tour Championship and Portugal Masters, Plus Betting Offers and Free Bets
The PGA Tour comes to a close this week with the Tour Championship. It’s a fitting finale with just the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup rankings earning a place in the field. The field for this week’s European Tour event, the Portugal Masters, is not at that sort of level but it is as strong as we’ve seen in Europe for a fair few weeks. Both tournaments provided thrilling finishes last year so Sunday looks like a day for plonking yourself in front of the telly and watching the drama unfold.
Golf Betting Tips and Offers
Tour Championship Betting Tips and Preview
The quality of the field at the Tour Championship means it is very possible for people right at the bottom of the betting market to come up trumps. In that regard there are some tempting prices to be had if you fancy a couple of speculative each way bets.
Take Tony Finau at 60/1 with Bet365 for example or Daniel Berger at 66/1 with Betfred. However, when it comes to picking an outright winner it makes sense to focus on the highest calibre players competing at East Lake.
Only the top five in the FedEx Cup rankings control their own destiny in as much as they will win the $10 million prize if they win the Tour Championship. Those outside the top five need other results to go their way and, as Rory McIlroy showed last year, that is a real possibility.
Justin Rose is one of those who must rely on others to win the FedEx Cup but he is in very good shape when it comes to keeping his end of the bargain. Rose built on consecutive 10th place finishes in the first two playoff events to finish runner up last week. His all round game is in tip top shape and having won some of the biggest prizes in golf, Rose is well placed to crash the party by winning at 14/1 with BetVictor. The 2013 US Open champ loves East Lake so get on board.
Portugal Masters Betting Tips and Preview
Of all the reasons why the Portugal Masters is such a popular event with the European Tour’s best players, Victoria Clube de Golfe is right at the top. Not only does the Arnold Palmer-designed course offer some stunning views of the Algarve but it routinely provides winning scores of around the -20 mark. With a strong level of competition taking part this week, we should see another very low winning total.
The inclusion of David Lingmerth in the field is an interesting one. The Swede left it too late to secure the points required to make it into Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup team last summer but that has only increased his desire to secure his place at Le Golf National next year.
The Swede plays the vast majority of his golf in his adopted nation of America but expect to see much more of him in Europe over the next year or so. Lingmerth has been playing some solid golf without catching the eye over the last few months but that can change in the Algarve where he looks good value at 40/1 with Ladbrokes.