After going all-in Thomas Pieters last week and seeing the Belgian miss the cut at the Made in Denmark it is beggars belief that he heads the market as the 7/1 favourite for this week’s Czech Open and has to be opposed as the tournament favourite.

He was second in the corresponding tournament 12 months ago but was in much better form, having won the Made in Denmark tournament the week before, and having just finished fourth in the Olympics in Rio. He is woefully out of form this year however, and must be opposed alongside Ryder Cup teammates Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood.

The latter would appeal of the trio but I’m keen to take a chance on those at bigger prices, and like the price of Marc Warren at 80/1. The Scotsman lost his way during the first half of the season but went a long way to securing his card with a T14 last week in Denmark, when terrific from tee-to-green.

Others that similarly arrive at the Czech Open having similarly played well in Denmark are Ben Evans and Steve Webster at 100/1 and 125/1 respectively with BetVictor. The former rallied in the final round well to finish T3 (with Webster and Chris Paisley) and it’s difficult to see how both players can be as big as three figures. Steve Webster survived the worst of the draw to hole the 36-hole lead and, despite a disappointing third round, capped-off a terrific week with final round 68 and can be chanced in a wide-open renewal.

Eddie Pepperell is worth persisting with at 50/1, having shown glimpses last week too. I remain adamant he’s a winner-in-waiting on tour and after a previous top five finish back in 2014, should relish playing at The Albatross.

BetVictor’s Recommendations:

Eddie Pepperell @ 50/1

Marc Warren @ 80/1

Ben Evans @ 100/1

Steve Webster @ 125/1

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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