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Open de Espana tips, rankings and key info

Open de Espana Top 10 vs the field rankings
(est fair odds to 100%)

1. Sergio Garcia 3/1
2. Jon Rahm 7/2
3. Rafa cabrera Bello 8/1
4. Haotong Li 16/1
5. Adri Arnaus 20/1
6. Mailing list pick 25/1
7. Ross Fisher 25/1
8. Callum Shinkwin 25/1
9. Pablo Larrazabal 33/1
10. Andrea Pavan 33/1

The course - Club de Campo Madrid par 71, 7,112 yards

Key Features

Tight treelined track with narrow, raised greens, protected by bunkers

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Keeping the ball in play / position off the tee, and approach play / GIR

Course correlation - Valderrama, Colonial CC

Key metric leaders (players in Open de Espana field)

Driving accuracy

Rank - Player Name- Total Rounds- Fairways Hit- vs Field Average
9 USA CATLIN, John 60 69.4% +8.5%
10 WAL MANLEY, Stuart 76 69.3% +11.4%
12 IND CHAWRASIA, S.S.P. 51 68.5% +8.5%
14 SWE KARLBERG, Rikard 30 68.0% +6.3%
16 SUI GIRRBACH, Joel 42 67.4% +10.8%


Strokes gained approach

Rank -Player Name- Total Rounds -Average per Round
1 ESP GARCIA, Sergio 31 +1.575
6 AUS SCRIVENER, Jason 66 +1.140
13 RSA LOMBARD, Zander 69 +0.936
14 ENG FISHER, Ross 55 +0.928
16 ITA GAGLI, Lorenzo 62 +0.883
19 POR FIGUEIREDO, Pedro 68 +0.831

Form leaders (current and or course)

Sergio garcia, Callum Shinkwin, Andrea Pavan, xander lombard, callum Hill

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We have been with Adri Arnaus a fair bit in recent weeks and we'll stick with him here at 28/1ew vs my estimated fair odds of 20s. 1 big hitting graduate got his maiden victory at the Dunhill when Victor Perez got it done and it won't be long until Arnaus does the same. I fancy a home winner strongly this week at the Open de Espana and if anyone is to upset Rahm and Garcia, Arnaus could be the man. 2nd at Albatross and 6th at the Omega Masters in recent weeks on chalk and cheese courses, so those "Spanish hands"can get it done anywhere

Callum Shinkwin 50/1 NB: VOID Non runner is one of the most in form players on the European Tour right now. Signs were there when he went low on day 1 of the Czech Masters, and then he narrowly missed out on the 'W' at the KLM Open. Shinkwin followed that up last week closing out 63-67 for a top 10 at the Dunhill Links. The Englishman ranks 1st on tour this year in strokes gained off the tee and Club de Campo Madrid may set up well for him. Overpriced.

Since Shinks is now a WD I'll feed you one from the premium mailing list and you may have noticed I left a no. 6 in the strokes gained approach key metric (above) yesterday. That was a clue to the simmering (35-33-49) Spaniard, who is actually Porteguese but don't let it ruin the narrative, that could turn up on home soil this week. Pedro FIGUEIREDO 250/1 ew won't have enough to win most likely, but will feature in my specials bets this week - 150/1 1st round leader ew (#FRLdar)

Betfair Sportsbook are paying 1/5 7 places EW on the Open De Espana (click link)


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.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Expected strokes gained course fit (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


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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.

Progressive Form Golf Betting Model



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Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1 and 60/1

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