Golf Betting Tips: 6th to 9th May 2021
Following the first major of the year at the start of April, the PGA Tour has been on a roll lately with a string of quality tournaments. Things go up another level this week as several of the world’s best golfers converge on Quail Hollow Club for the Wells Fargo Championship. There is no such convergence on the European Tour as, for the second week running, the action comes from Golf Costa Adeje in Tenerife.
Two very different golf courses will produce two very different tournaments but both should be very watchable. They also both include some excellent golfers available at tempting betting odds as we seek out the next winners following quality performances from lesser lights, Sam Burns and Dean Burmester, last week.
Quail Hollow Club is among the most revered golf courses on the PGA Tour rotation. It always attracts a stellar field for the Well Fargo Championship but the tournament has a particularly strong feel to it this year. We’re now just two weeks away from the PGA Championship and a host of big names are hopeful that Quail Hollow is the perfect place to hone their game for the second major of the season.
Rory McIlroy’s game needs more work than most. The Northern Irishman has altered his coaching set up, adding in Pete Cowan, to try and snap out of the funk that he finds himself in but you’ve got to wonder whether the talk of his problems have been over-egged a little. McIlroy remains the 15th ranked player in the world and has achieved three top 10 finishes already this season which offers some balance to his three missed cuts. Quail Hollow is a special course for McIlroy who has twice won the Wells Fargo Championship and he looks a very good price, with 20/1 available in places well worth an each way play.
McIlroy is part of an illustrious list of players who broke their PGA Tour duck at Quail Hollow alongside Anthony Kim and Rickie Fowler. In the search for the next potential name on that list it doesn’t take long before you get to Will Zalatoris. Golf fans who were not already aware of this supremely talented and likeable 24-year-old were introduced to him at Augusta National where he played superbly, carried himself even better and finished second at the Masters. Zalatoris’ game fits the bill for what is required at Quail Hollow and he is another that makes each way appeal at 28/1.
The Canary Islands Championship finishes off an enjoyable three weeks in the Canaries for the European Tour. The last two tournaments – the Gran Canaria Open and Tenerife Open – went the way of Garrick Higgo and Dean Burmester respectively and they top the betting this week.
Higgo and Burmester have felt a sense of familiarity in the Canary Islands with the presence of Kikuyu grass and other natural features reminding them of playing golf in their native South Africa. Justin Harding is another South African who has taken to the Canary Islands. His finishes of 15th and 12th are certainly promising as the European Tour returns to Golf Costa Adeje for the second week running. He was just unable to hang with the power scoring of Burmester and the other leaders but knows exactly where he can pick up shots this week and warrants respect at 20/1.
In normal circumstances, Eddie Pepperell would have flown home from Tenerife cursing himself for only working out how to score at Golf Costa Adeje on Sunday. Despite things getting better for many around the world, circumstances remain anything but normal still, and Pepperell has the chance to build on his final round of 65 this week. Only one of his rounds last week was in the 70s and yet he only finished in a tie for 33rd so Pepperell knows he must start strongly and maintain relentless low scoring. He’s more than capable of doing just that so looks a solid each way option at truly massive odds of 50/1.