Best Bets for the 2021 Dutch Open

| September 14, 2021 12:05 pm PDT

With the majority of Europe’s finest resting on the eve of the Ryder Cup, all sorts of value has opened up on the betting sheet. Adding to the intrigue, Bernardus Golf is a brand-new golf course on the European Tour schedule.

Bettors and golf fans looking to get some money down on the action in the Netherlands, I’ve assembled short blurbs on four names I’ll be keeping tabs on.

Take a look as I unveil my top Dutch Open picks.

Dutch Open Value Plays in 2021

Sergio Garcia is technically the defending champ as this tournament was canceled in 2020, but take a look at the names who hoisted the hardware in Holland the three years prior.

  • Ashun Wu, 2018 Dutch Open Champ
  • Romain Wattel, 2017 Dutch Open Champ
  • Joost Luiten, 2016 Dutch Open Champ

Not exactly a “who’s who” of the European Tour. With that in mind, here are a couple of sleeper picks for the Dutch Open in 2021.

David Horsey (+5000)

This 36-year-old four-time European Tour winner is enjoying a bit of a resurgence late in 2021. Ranked outside of the top 350 in the world when the calendar turned to August, Horsey’s currently slotted 222nd after a string of good results.

David finished runner-up at the Cazoo Open; he tallied a T13 at the Cazoo Classic and registered top-30 finishes in each of the last two weeks.

On the heels of a terrific 67 Sunday at Wentworth, Horsey saunters into the Netherlands with momentum on his side.

Matthias Schmid (+7500)

I refuse to be late to the party on this 23-year-old stud. Especially considering he led on the Challenge Tour last week after a blistering 63 in the opening round. Schmid ultimately finished T9 and continued his surge up the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).

The Silver Medal Winner at the 2021 Open Championship is going to win on the European Tour – it’s just a matter of when and where. I’d rather invest stock now before everyone else catches on, and his favorable price tags disappear.

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Top Betting Picks for the Dutch Open

Being that the Dutch Open predictions above are a little off-the-wall, I’ll now shift gears and focus on some more familiar names. These are guys we aren’t just hoping to get into contention; these are guys we are expecting to throw their hat in the ring by Sunday.

Santiago Tarrio (+2800)

What have you been up to since the beginning of June? While you mull that over, here’s what Santiago Tarrio has been doing over the last three months.

  • 1st
  • 3rd
  • 1st
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 16th
  • 4th
  • 15th
  • 3rd
  • 15th
  • 2nd

The 30-year-old Spaniard has teed it up 11 times on the European Tour or Challenge Tour since the start of June. He’s cracked the top-5 eight times and has finished 16th or better on each occasion. Fresh off a T2 at the Big Green Egg – which included a 63 on Sunday – it’d almost be weird if Tarrio wasn’t contending this weekend.

Shubhankar Sharma (+3300)

Shubhankar Sharma won twice on the European Tour before his 22nd birthday, and then he dropped off for a while. Now 25, the Indian golfer is starting to heat back up.

Sharma’s now connected on seven straight cuts on the Old World circuit. He’s finished 12th or better in three of the last four, impressively posting a T9 against a stellar field at the BMW PGA Championship. Shubhankar made just five bogeys all week at Wentworth and has all aspects of his game firing.

Just like you should with all of these Dutch Open betting picks, make sure you shop your lines. Sharma is sitting at +2800 at most of the top golf sportsbooks online. However, he’s available at +3300 at MyBookie.

Once you lock in these European Tour picks, don’t forget that the new PGA Tour season kicks off Thursday in Napa Valley. The post below offers some advice on who’s primed to play well in wine country.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

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