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2011 Czech Open Picks

Pick 1: Miguel Jimenez E/W @ 18/1 (general) Course designer placed T7 here last year and T17 in 2009. Coming off the back of a decent PGA Championship, noone knows the course better and Jimenez will be looking to add another victory to his belt. Fairways and greens are key on the Prosper Resort course and that's the Spaniard's game.

Pick 2: Soren Hansen E/W @ 30/1 (general) Returned to form at the Irish Open with a 5th place finish. T35th here last year, ranks 23rd in GIR% in what has been a bad year and his tee to green game stands out for the tree lined Czech Open course. If rough is up around the undulating greens again this year, it's imperative you hit the surfaces.

Pick 3: Chris Wood E/W @ 33/1 (general) Again, noted for his length combined with accuracy and GIR% (top 30), Wood is going to have his breakthrough win soon enough. With undulating greens and a tough course this week, avoiding 3 putts rather than making birdies is the priority, which should suit Wood.

Pick 4: Jeev Milkha Singh @ 30/1 (general) A player who's been very profitable for me in the past before injuries hit. He's on the road to recovery now though and has finished 6th and 11th in his last 2 European Tour events. One of the best putters on tour when on song and although GIR% is more important this week, it's always a help.

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Czech Open Sleeper Pick
Pick 5: Steve Webster E/W @ 80/1 (general) Reappeared on the radar a few weeks back when he hit a fabulous birdie streak over a period of holes in a particular tournament, only to fall away. Signs that his game is coming back and he's returning to a course he had a T2 on 2 years ago. Ranks 27 in GIR%.

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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.

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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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