Top Betting Picks for the Andalucia Masters – European Tour Predictions

| October 12, 2021 11:40 am PST

Sergio Garcia’s presence at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas is a pleasant sight for this week’s field on the European Tour. Not having to contend with a man that’s dominated Valderrama in the past (winner of three of the last five Andalucia Masters) is good news for those who will be vying for the trophy.

The bad news is they’ll have to find a way to get by the world’s best player. Jon Rahm is seeking his third victory on Spanish soil and his first on a golf course that’s near and dear to his heart.

“As soon as you arrive, you get a real sense of the history of the venue and the great moments that have taken place there over the last 30 years. To be part of that would really be an honor.”

Rahm’s the overwhelming betting favorite everywhere you look; +320 (to win) at MyBookie is the best number I could find. That’s just not enough upside for me in a full-field event. Having said that, I’ll introduce my best European Tour picks below.

My Best Picks for the Andalucia Masters

Rahm isn’t the European who was at Whistling Straits who made the trip to Spain. Matt Fitzpatrick (+1200) and Bernd Weisberger (+2000) are here and the only other players listed under +2800.

That means there’s tons of value to be had at the best places to bet on golf online.

Adri Arnaus (+2800)

Wondering if Adri Arnaus is up for the challenge to contend at Valderrama’s tree-lined layout? Take a look at him carve this 372-yard cut through a chute at last week’s Open de Espana, and then tell me what you think.

The gifted Spaniard lost in a playoff last time out, plus he finished 2nd the last time he was at Valderrama (2019). Set to celebrate his 27th birthday on Sunday, what better way than commemorate his birthday than to hoist the trophy in his homeland?

Matthias Schwab (+3500)

I’m touting a “Matthias” again, only this week I’ll take a break from hyping up the 23-year-old German with the last name Schmid. He’s taking the week off anyway. This week I’ll spend a moment extolling a 26-year-old Austrian who’s got the game that type of game that can prosper at the acclaimed venue in Sotogrande.

Schwab has ranked inside the top 25 in GIR during each of his four seasons on the European Tour.

Ranked inside the top 10 in SG: Approach and stroke average, Schwab’s among the most dependable ball-strikers on the European circuit. That, combined with the fact that he’s finished 12th or better in three of his last five starts, makes him one of the best Andalucia Masters picks this week.

Two Sleeper Picks for Andalucia Masters

John Catlin showed up to the 2020 Andalucia Masters ranked 230th in the world. He had never won on the European Tour before; his only other appearance at Valderrama resulted in a missed cut.

Just a little perspective before you roll your eyes at either of the following Andalucia Masters predictions.

Sean Crocker (+7000)

Coming off a missed cut and a withdrawal, many will be antsy about backing Sean Crocker at Valderrama. Don’t be. Crocker’s amassed four top-10s since July and appears to be on the verge of entering winner’s circle.

Sean clocks in 3rd in SG: Off-the-Tee and 5th in SG: Approach – nobody else on the European Tour ranks inside the top-25 in both, let alone the top-5.

In other words, the former USC standout is a hot putter away from being in the mix to win a golf tournament on a Sunday.

David Lipsky (+7500)

After waiting around TPC Summerlin but getting denied access into the field, look for David Lipsky to be highly motivated when he arrives in Spain. Lipsky’s a top-tier ball-striker who keeps his ball in front of him and doesn’t make mental mistakes. He’s also no stranger to this layout, having finished 53rd and 22nd in his two prior appearances at this event (2018, 2019).

David locked up a PGA Tour card for the upcoming year after a host of high finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour; he finished T22 in his first start as a TOUR member at the Fortinet Championship.

The 33-year-old two-time European Tour winner should have plenty of pep in step at Valderrama.

Michael Wynn

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