Top class field this week for the Alfred Dunhill Links and I often like to wait until in running to trade such events with four or five big favourites but as usual, there a few guys that could challenge them and offer some E/W value from the start.
Alfred Dunhill Links Picks
Pick 1: Simon Dyson E/W @ 22/1 (general) Links specialist has done well for us this year and comes into the event with another win under his belt only a few weeks ago. Not many better in windy conditions and still striking the ball fantastically well. Confidence sky high and winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2009, with a T5 here last year.
Pick 2: Charl Schwartzel E/W @ 28/1 (general) Has stated in a recent interview that he's only in the last few years, got to grips with playing around St. Andrews and the likes and he now loves playing there. In recent good form in the US Playoffs and will enjoy a return to the European Tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links. Can draw inspiration from good mate Oosthuizen's success the home of golf.
Pick 3: Ross Fisher E/W @ 40/1 (general) 2nd at the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2008, 11th last year and off the back of a T6 at the KLM Open, having shot a 2nd round 74, Fisher is another who knows how to play in windy conditions. Some of his victories have come in adverse weather conditions.
Pick 4: Peter Hanson E/W @ 45/1 (general) A player who is more often than not well over priced in events like this. One of the best wind players in the game due to his fantastic ball striking ability. T16 here in 2009.
Alfred Dunhill Links Sleeper Picks
John Parry (140/1 bet365) finished solo third at the Alfred Dunhill Links last year, thrives at this time of the season and tweeted this week that his game is in fine shape. Richie Ramsey (125/1 Betfred) tied 4th here in 2009 and loves links golf. His form reads 12, 44, 34 and 16 and he could be about to ignite.
Note: If you're betting E/W, take advantage of Bet365's offer up to £200 in free bets to use on this week's Dunhill Links.