It is a massive week in the golf world with not only the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour’s Scandinavian Mixed, but also the advent of the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Tour which stages its first tournament at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire.
Racing Post tipster Ian Wilkerson has selections for each of the three tournaments, which can be backed as a huge 18,410/1 each-way treble or as individual bets.
Read on to see his selections and to back his treble, and remember to check out all of our golf tips.
18,410/1 Golf each-way treble
If you fancy a golf treble this week, you are pointed towards Matthew Fitzpatrick bouncing back from last week’s missed cut and claiming glory at the Canadian Open at 18/1.
There is a strong Swedish challenge in the Scandinavian Mixed and Marcus Kinhult could rediscover some of the excellent form that helped him post some fine results at the beginning of the year. He can be backed at an enticing 50/1.
And while Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson will draw most of the attention at the Centurion, this could be a good chance for recent DP World Tour winner Sam Horsfield to get off to a strong start and he can be supported at 18/1.
Fitzpatrick’s wait for a PGA Tour triumph continues after he missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament last week, but this week’s Canadian Open gives him an excellent opportunity to finally break his duck.
The Sheffield swinger had putting issues at Muirfield Village, but his accuracy should prove a real asset at the fiddly St George’s Golf & Country Club in Ontario.
Before last week, Fitzpatrick had finished second at the Wells Fargo Championship and competed well among the game’s elite by finishing fifth at the US PGA, and despite world number one Scottie Scheffler being in attendance, this is just the sort of assignment that should suit Fitzpatrick down to the ground.
Men and women will compete with each other at the Scandinavian Mixed on the DP World Tour this week at the Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden.
The length of the course should play into the male competitors’ hands and we should expect an improved performance from Kinhult playing on home turf.
The 25-year-old started the year in fine fettle, winning the Nordic Golf League and then posting top-ten finishes at the Qatar Masters and the Kenya Open.
Although he missed the cut last time he was in action at the Dutch Open, a 27th place at the British Masters demonstrated that he is more than capable of competing in this sort of field and he is generously priced.
Johnson and Mickelson are the big-name performers who stand out in the first LIV Tour field at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire but it could be an Englishman who upstages them in the inaugural competition.
Johnson has struggled for form in the first half of 2022 and Mickelson has not played at all for four months, so it could be a good time to put faith in Horsfield.
The Manchester man won his third DP World Tour title at the Soudal Open a few weeks ago and has risen 40 places in the world rankings since the turn of the year.
Finishes of 12th at the Abu Dhabi Championship and fourth at the Dubai Desert Classic show he is capable of competing for big prizes and he could get off to a flying start.
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