Victory cigar? On the straight and narrow The European tour continues this week in tandem with the Asian tour as they hit the UBS Championships at Fanling in Hong Kong, where Miguel Angel Jimenez has a record second to none. He thrives in ths part of the world and already has multiple victories on this course. This week's destination couldn't differ more from the Magnolia on the PGA tour. Fanling is 1 of the shortest courses on tour and the big hitters may as well leave their drivers at home. Golf Picks this week will be centered around the accurate/straight hitters.... click link for UBS Hong Kong Open preview/picks...

The Fanling Course is 1 of the smallest the golfers will see all year round at only 6,700 yards and it's a course that requires you to work and place the ball off the tee. Doglegs are on numerous holes, both left and right and some greens are elevated. It's no surprise when you look at the list of winners that the likes of the experienced campaigners Montgomerie, Olazabal and Jimenez feature strongly. The greens are set to run at 11 on the stimp and are supposedly in great condition.

FREE expert UBS Hong Kong Open VALUE Picks:
-0.75pts E/W Jeev Milkha Singh @ 40/1 (Bluesq)Singh has a very good record in this event and has been showing signs of some top form of late

-0.75pts E/W Soren Kjeldsen @ 28/1 (Bluesq) Straight and precise? Not many more so than Kjeldsen who finished last week with a very strong round. Appetite for another victory is up.

-0.75pts E/W Thomas Levet @ 70/1 (Bet365) Another who finished very strongly last week and an intelligent player who knows how to place the ball. His distance control to elevated greens could come in handy here just like it did when he won big for Nic's Picks earlier in the year in Spain

-0.75pts E/W M.A Jimenez @ 33/1 (Bluesq) As mentioned in the preview, Jimenez thrives in these parts and this course suits him down to the ground. Big price for him in this field if not only for place/trade value

Sleeper watch
-2.5pts Rhys Davies top 20 finish @ 7/2 (PaddyPower)Welshman has been tearing up the second tour this year and will be 1 to watch next year on the main tour

-1.5pts Mark Brown top 20 finish @ 8/1(Sky Bet)Brown tied for 30th last time out and excels in this part of the world. Decent form on the course.

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What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

Golf Betting Tips Model

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What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

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