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Rupert Wyman 31st Aug 2011 - 18:16

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The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on the European Tour. This week marks the start of the qualifying for the 2012 Ryder Cup tournament, players can start earning points that determine whether they will be automatic choices for event.

There is a fantastic field heading to the event and Kaymer (14/1), Jimenez (33/1) and the Molinari (Francesco, 28/1 & Edoardo 40/1) brothers will all be competing this weekend. Westy  (9/1)and Mcllroy (8/1) head the betting, the Northern Irishman has won a major and Westy's tournament form is immense.

He won the event back in 1999 and he has had several top-20 finishes. Mcllroy lost a play-off in 2008 but he has returned this season as one of the world's best players and the pair deserve to head the market.

Mark Foster (50/1) was three shots ahead with eight holes to play at Gleneagles last week before losing in  a five-man play-off. Foster is having a stellar season, he has not yet ended his eight year wait for a second European Title but his performances have been sublime apart from the end product.

He has led three of his previous four events but failed to end his title drought. He often shoots low but he has the odd horror round during the events that would kill off his title charge. He is 50/1 to be the first round leader and he has to be considered after reviewing his form this season.

The key to winning in Switzerland is assured and accurate putting and finding greens in regulation. Manassero (12/1) is still improving as a player and he is one of the best putters on the Tour. He also finished third at this event last year after posting a sixty-four in his opening round.

He has won on the Tour this year at the Malaysian Open and he could well feature as the Ryder Cup's youngest ever-player next September. In the first round 3 ball between Manassero (11/10), Clarke (2/1) and Fisher (5/2), the Italian looks a cracking bet at 11/10.

Clarke (66/1) is now a major winner and he was fantastic at the Open but since he won the event, he has been playing poorly and he failed to make the cut last time out at the US PGA Championship.  He was fifteenth last season but he is now out of form and may not be all that motivated at this moment in time.

Fisher (125/1) failed to make the cut at this event in 2009. He was poor last week at the Johnnie Walker Championship and he shot a seventy-nine in the second round. He won the Czech Open recently, in what must be one of the most surprise results this season. He has only made the cut in four events this season and he has played some awful golf.

He may turn the corner, now that he has won on the Tour. However, the 11/10 on offer for Manassero looks a cracking bet. We have a wide range of markets on the event such as to miss the cut, to make the cut and Top English player. So, stay with William Hill - The Home Of Betting - throughout the tournament for the best golf betting around.

 

 
 
 

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