The Canary Islands Championship is a one-off golf tournament held for the first and possibly only time in 2021. The competition is the final of three events dubbed the Canary Islands Swing, foll0wing on from the Gran Canaria Open and the Tenerife Open.
The host course is the Golf Costa Adeje which held the 1999 BMW Golf Cup International World Final and the 2003 Open de Espana.
Betting Tips for 6th to 9th May 2021
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.
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2021: Garrick Higgo
The question on golf fans’ lips after the inaugural edition of the Canary Islands Championship was ‘is Garrick Higgo playing the best golf in the world right now?’ The South African certainly enjoyed his stay in the Canary Islands as he added the Canary Islands Championship win to his success in the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open just a fortnight before this.
The tournament was held at Golf Costa Adeje, the same course as the Tenerife Open which took place the week before. Like Dean Burmester before him, Higgo found a real sense of familiarity about the venue as it plays and feels a lot like many of the courses he grew up playing in South Africa. He also enjoyed the fact that the resort course was yielding a lot of scoring opportunities, ending up with a total of -27, six shots better than his nearest competitor, Maverick Antcliff.
The 21-year-old, who called the quality of his ball striking “unreal” during a round of 64 on Sunday, went birdie, eagle, birdie through holes six to eight including a hole in one on the seventh hole. Higgo’s performance also took him joint with Tiger Woods as the quickest players in history to get to three professional wins. Definitely one to watch.