Oct 5th, 2017
The Golf Spiv calls the Dunhill Cup
Here's where the value lies this week
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It’s the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week as the pros, along with their celebrity/amateur partners, take on Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and of course, The Old Course at St Andrews. Three courses over four days presents a challenge for the Spiv as I’m looking for the complete links player.
Rory McIlroy starts as the favourite following his brilliant performance at the British Masters. The Northern Irishman starts at 11/2. In terms of value, that’s not much bang for your buck.
So here are the players that represent the best value and who also have a great chance of winning.
Tyrrell Hatton 20/1 (Betfred):
Made his breakthrough here last year and enters as the defending champion. A solid links player who has finished in the top 5 in the three links based events he has played back in 2016. In great form at the moment with two top tens in his past two events. Hatton is definitely on to keep an eye on this week.
Olesen 33/1 (BoyleSports):
The 2015 champion is another to conquer the links of Scotland. 2017 may not have been his year so far but there have been some strong performances. At 33/1 he is worth a couple of quid as on his day he is brilliant.
Eddie Pepperell 60/1 (SkyBet):
A missed cut at the British Masters may have put a dampener on Pepperell but prior to that, he secured three top fives in a row. Not bad for a player who had to fight to regain his card last year. It is these fighting qualities that I like about Pepperell. His best finish here was 26th but he is looking stronger entering this one.
Lee Slattery 125/1 (Unibet):
Lee may have struggled at the Alfred Dunhill in the past but he comes into this in better form. Two top tens and a second place at the Czech Masters shows he can be a dark horse and at 125/1 should not be overlooked. You can click here for all the latest odds William Hill .