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Mutuactivos Open De Espana – Free European Tour, DraftKings Tips and Betting Tips

 

Course/Event Preview & Key Stats


Venue – Club De Campo Villa De Madrid, Negro (or Black) course

Location – Madrid, Spain

Style – Tree-lined resort course. (Generous off the tee and small tricky greens)

Par – 71

Yardage – 7,112

Architect – Javier Arana (1956)

Event – Open de Espana (Spanish Open)

History at this venue – Madrid Masters 2008 (Charl Schwartzel – 19). Open De Madrid 2005 (Raphael Jacquelin – 23). open De Madrid Madrid 2004 (Richard Sterne – 18). Last time hosting the Spanish Open 1996 (Padraig Harrington -16)

Greens: Bentgrass/Poa. (Expected speed 10.5). Small, undulating with multiple tiers.

Fairways: Bermuda/Rye/Bent. Generous landing areas and undulating throughout

Rough: Bermuda/Rye/Bent

Previous winners and runners up in last 11 years:

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner’s
share ()
Open de España
2019 250,000
2018 Jon Rahm  Spain 268 −20 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Paul Dunne 250,000
Real Club Valderrama Open de España
2017 No tournament
2016 Andrew Johnston  England 285 +1 1 stroke Netherlands Joost Luiten 333,330
Open de España
2015 James Morrison  England 278 −10 4 strokes France Édouard España
England David Howell
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Italy Francesco Molinari
250,000
2014 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 284 −4 Playoff Australia Richard Green
Belgium Thomas Pieters
250,000
2013 Raphaël Jacquelin  France 283 −5 Playoff Chile Felipe Aguilar
Germany Maximilian Kieffer
250,000
Reale Seguros Open de España
2012 Francesco Molinari  Italy 280 −8 3 strokes Spain Alejandro Cañizares
Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
Spain Pablo Larrazábal
333,330
Open de España
2011 Thomas Aiken  South Africa 278 −10 2 strokes Denmark Anders Hansen 333,330
2010 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 277 −11 Playoff England James Morrison 333,330
2009 Thomas Levet  France 270 −18 2 strokes Paraguay Fabrizio Zanotti 333,330
2008 Peter Lawrie  Ireland 273 −15 Playoff Spain Ignacio Garrido 333,330
2007 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 272 −16 1 stroke India Jyoti Randhawa 333,330
Key Stats:

Off the Tee – Although this is a tree-lined course, accuracy stats may not be too important here and I would certainly favor those who will create better scoring opportunities by hitting it long and leaving shorter clubs in their hands going into greens.

The fairways are relatively generous and even if fairways are missed the rough isn’t overly punishing. The main risk for players this week will be getting stuck behind the odd tree and being forced to pitch out sideways.

Approach Play – Once again i will be looking at proximity to hole rather than GIR stats. Players will miss their fair share of greens this week but due to the tricky nature of the greens and the multiple tiers they will encounter it will be essential that they get the ball close in order to create realistic birdie opportunities.

Scrambling – Due to the smaller greens and tricky undulations, scrambling skills will be put to test here. Previous tournament stats would certainly suggest this will be key to good performance and those contending come Sunday will need to avoid making bogeys, especially with the anticipated good scoring.

Putting – Definitely a course that I would take putting stats into consideration and would much rather have players showing good form with the short stick in hand

Course Form and Recent Form – Always factored in and no different this week.

Other Factors – The field is deep with Spanish talent and playing on home soil I would expect the leader-board to have a good splattering of home favorites.

Players are now really starting to scrap to keep a card for next year, the season is coming to a close and playing opportunities for many running out quickly.

At the other end of the scale we have players scrapping it out for R2D points and a chance to play in the season finale

European Tour DraftKings Picks


  • Jon Rahm $12,000
  • Sergio Garcia $11,200
  • Andrea Pavan $9,900
  • Alexander Bjork $9,300
  •  Wade Ormsby $8,000
  •  Dean Burmester $7,900 
  •  Alvaro Quiros $7,500
  •  Zander Lombard $7,300
  •  Miguel Angel Jimenez $7,300
  •  Gregory Bourdy $6,700

European Tour Betting Tips


Outright Markets
  •  Jon Rahm, 4/1
  • Andrea Pavan, 16/1
  • Wade Ormsby, 67/1
First Round Leader
  •  Jon Rahm
  •  Andrea Pavan
  •  Wade Ormsby

 

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