KLM Open Rankings, insights and best bet

KLM Open Top 10 vs the field rankings | Twitter:@Nicspicks
(Prices are estimated fair odds to 100%)

1. Thomas Pieters 10/1
2. Patrick Reed 10/1
3. Martin Kaymer 12/1 (1st in par 5 scoring, 10th in approach)
4. Sergio Garcia 12/1 (1st in SG:approach)
5. Lee Westwood 16/1 (2nd SG: app)
6. Joost Luiten 18/1
7. Matt Wallace 18/1
8. Gavin Green 25/1
9. Tom Detry 25/1
10. Mike Lorenzo Vera 28/1
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The course: International, Amsterdam, par 73, 6,966 yards

Key Features: Risk/ Reward strategic course with short par 5s and drivable par 4s. Mound surround. Large undulating, tiered and elevated greens with run offs, false fronts or deep bunkering, incorporating many pin positions. Doglegs both ways (maybe slight draw bias). Water Hazards in play.

Premium on approach play and distance control, controlled aggression on risk reward holes, lag putting on multi-tiered greens, par 5 scoring

Best bet: If we are talking the most likely player to win with a touch of value, Thomas Pieters 14/1 is him. 11th in birdies and 12th in strokes gained approach, backing Pieters on tracks with a lot of scoring opportunities has proven a +EV play at opening prices. 14s in a weak field is again (IMO) +EV here. Pieters has his confidence back after a win in the Czech Repubic and boasts 4 top 20s in his last 5. I expect him to make headway on the field with all these risk reward holes with his power

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Golf Player Profiles

Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.

Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

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

Note: all the most accurate up to date player and course data to input into this interactive golf betting model is in the NicsPicks Course Fit Manual 2022

My course fit profiling model for golf betting tips uses highly evolved golf nuance and betting intuition, precise parameters and inputs based on Bayesian analysis, plus years of empirical evidence through observing, betting and documenting golf and stats... find out more

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

Progressive Form Golf Betting Model

To check the latest player finishing positions for golf betting tips see the official world golf rankings and search/click a golfer. Input these numbers into the interactive golf model above, following the guide.

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