Tough Test In Singapore The European Golf Tour teams up with the Asian Tour this week with the lucrative Barclays Singapore Open attracting a lot of the world's top golf pros and the Sentosa course will be a serious test for the best of them. The winner of the Barclays Singapore Open is likely to be a big name and no surprise that Harraington and Mickelson dominate the betting. Click link for Barclays Singapore Open expert VALUE betting picks
The Sentosa course plays 7,300 yards long and scoring is usually not too far under par with thick rough, trees and water all playing it's part on this tricky Sentosa course. Fairways are pretty narrow and key this week will be driving and scrambling ability.
Nic's Picks man to beat: Padraig Harraington - Irishman has course form, sorted out his driving and is 1 of the top 5 scramblers in the world if not the best.
FREE expert Barclay's Singapore Open Value picks:
-1pt E/W Soren Hansen @ 25/1 (Boylesports Looking dangerous in recent weeks and finished strongly last time out. One of the best drivers/ball strikers in the game and his next win isn't far away.
-1pt E/W Charl Schwartzel @ 45/1 (Bet365) Another with course form and starting to play like we know he can
-0.75pts E/W Robert Karlsson @ 80/1 (Bet365) Karlsson has had a terrible season with injury but has had a few tournamnets now to get back in shape. His game looked good last week and this is a course he could thrive on
-0.75pts E/W Graeme Mc Dowell @ 55/1 (Sportingbet) Driver hasn't been at it's best recently but on courses like this, McDowell can excel
VOLVO WORLD MATCHPLAY
-1.5pts E/W Anthony Kim @ 14/1(Bet365) Kim thrives in matchplay situations and is in a group he looks favourite to get out of with Scott Strange an average player, Paul Casey only returning after a long injury lay off and a past his best Goosen