BMW International Open Tips: Each-way selections for this week's European Tour event

Paul is siding with big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat in Germany this week
Paul is siding with big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat in Germany this week

Guest tipster Dave Tindall put up Brooks Koepka at last week's US Open meaning the team have now had back-to-back 40/1 winners. Can they bag the hat-trick with one of these five selections for the BMW International Open?


Joe Dyer: Back Brandon Stone @ 50/1

"Stone was actually the best putter at Erin Hills which bodes well for a week where birdies are going to be key."

*Each-way 1/5 odds, 6 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Eddie Pepperell @ 66/1

Much to Twitter's confusion, Eddie Pepperell was the American TV Networks chosen token Englishman to follow at Erin Hills last week (in the past this accolade has been bestowed on Simon Dyson and Ross Fisher, among others). I, however, enjoyed the unexpected coverage. Eddie is a hugely talented golfer, that has pretty much every shot in his repertoire. His varied skillset has arguably been to his detriment (one shot = one miss) but now that his confidence appears to be returning, he looks someone to keep onside, and he's putting like a dream.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Kiradech Aphibarnrat @ 40/1

A long European Tour history at GolfClub Munchen Eichenried offers very clear indicators about what is required to win. Every leaderboard here is stacked with players whose prowess is putting and making birdies - including massive outsiders such as Chris Paisley, who was third in 2015 - while power off the tee is a distinct advantage. In short, ideal for Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who may enjoy a further advantage arriving fresh, having missed the US Open. The Thai bomber was fourth in 2015 (his sole visit), and followed up with fifth at last year's different venue. His 2017 form is solid without winning, but top-15s in high class company at Wentworth, Qatar and Abu Dhabi read very well.


Joe Dyer: Back Brandon Stone @ 50/1

Brandon Stone comes into the BMW International Open off the back of his first made cut in a Major, following an encouraging week at Erin Hills where he ended on one over par in a tie for 35th place. That mega long course was always going to test the young South African whose strengths seem to lie in accuracy off tee and fairway, and sweet putting on the greens. Stone was actually the best putter at Erin Hills which bodes well for a week where birdies are going to be key. Just 24-years-old, Stone already has two European Tour wins under his belt and looks a decent price at 50/1. Those victories admittedly came in South Africa, but has shown he can perform in Europe with a tie for fifth at last year's Open de France and 10th in the KLM Open. He has also finished 10th on the track back in 2013 and I'm happy to support him this week at the price.


Steve Rawlings: Back George Coetzee @ 40/1

Although he's missed two of his last three cuts (the BMW PGA Championship and last week's US Open), South Africa's George Coetzee has been in a rich vein of form recently. A fourth place finish in Sweden was sandwiched between those two weekends off and prior to his Wentworth mishap he'd finished inside the top-11 in each of his four previous starts. This is just his second visit to Golfclub München Eichenried but he looks worth chancing if his course debut is anything to go by. He led at halfway before eventually finishing third back in 2011. This event is always a fairly low scoring affair so the fact that Coetzee tops the Birdie Average stats for the last six months on the European Tour is another plus and he looks a fair price at 40/1.


Mike Norman: Back Graeme Storm @ 80/1

I'm perhaps siding with Graeme Storm a week too early as we all know how well he plays Le Golf National - home of next week's Open de France - but I've been very impressed with his recent form and I can't resist backing him at an industry best 80/1. The 39-year-old is enjoying a fantastic season - buoyed by the incredible reprieve he received in keeping his European Tour card after Patrick Reed's points were deducted - with the highlight being a play-off victory over Rory McIlroy in another BMW event, the South African Open. He's been a regular on leaderboards in recent months, and at this venue he made seven consecutive cuts - with his best finish being fourth in 2009 - prior to missing the last two cuts at Golfclub Munchen. It's easy to ignore those missed cuts though as his game was in the doldrums at the time; Storm is a rejuvenated player this season, playing with plenty of confidence, and we know that he will have his game in great shape as he approaches his favourite time of the year.


2017 Season P/L to date: -£76.67

- US Open, Brooks Koepka @ 40/1 - WIN (Dave Tindall)
- Lyoness Open, Dylan Frittelli @ 40/1 - WIN (Paul)
- Lyoness Open, Mikko Korhonen @ 50/1 - PLACE (Joe)
- Nordea Masters, Chris Wood @ 33/1 - PLACE (Joe)
- Nordea Masters, Thorbjorn Olesen @ 50/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Open de Portugal, Mark Foster @ 50/1 - PLACE (Mike)
- Golf Sixes, Denmark @ 10/1 - WIN (Dan)
- Golf Sixes, Scotland @ 12/1 - PLACE (Paul)
- Volvo China Open, Dylan Frittelli @ 35/1 PLACE (Paul)
- Masters, Paul Casey @ 50/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Hero Indian Open, Carlos Pigem @ 80/1 - PLACE (Paul)
- Tshwane Open, Dean Burmester @ 16/1 - WIN (Paul)
- Abu Dhabi Championship, Martin Kaymer @ 30/1 PLACE (Steve)
- Alfred Dunhill Championship, Thomas Detry @ 66/1 - PLACE (Dan)
- Alfred Dunhill Championship, Richard Sterne @ 22/1 - PLACE (Paul)

* Total P/L for 2016 Season: +£267.58
* Total P/L for 2015 Season: +£958.37
* Total P/L for 2014 Season: +£251.75

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