BMW International Tips: Each-way bets for Kaymer's homecoming event

He's in-form and deadly accurate - will it be a winning combination for Francesco Molinari this week?
He's in-form and deadly accurate - will it be a winning combination for Francesco Molinari this week?

Martin Kaymer destroyed the US Open field a fortnight ago and makes his first appearance since that legendary Pinehurst win in this week's European Tour event, the BMW International Open. Will he be a selection for our golf team though? Read on to find out...

"Francesco Molinari's recent numbers - especially top-sevens at Sawgrass, Bay Hill and Wentworth - warrant the utmost respect, and I can't help but feel a Brit or American with the same figures would be half these odds."

Paul Krishnamurty: Back Francesco Molinari @ 29.028/1 


*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Maximillian Kieffer @ 126.0125/1

Maximillian Kieffer is often overlooked when future stars are discussed, but the youngster (23) is quietly going about his business, establishing himself on the European Tour following a two year spell on the Challenge Tour after turning professional in 2010. Kieffer racked up an impressive 12 top-30 finishes in his debut European Tour season last year and although he started this season slowly, he finished fifth at the Spanish Open in May, 11th at the Nordea Masters in June and played in the US Open (his first Major) last month after coming through sectional qualifying at Walton Heath. Kieffer was 35th on his debut in this event last year, he's the third highest German in the world golf rankings (at 233) and I see him as a live outsider this week, in his home open.


Joe Dyer: Back Edoardo Molinari @ 67.066/1

The elder Molinari brother has been on the radar during his comeback from a wrist injury and recent results suggest he is now playing pain-free, and very good, golf.  That's good news as the Italian is a world-class golfer at his best capable of beating top-notch fields in two events back in 2010. Those wins at the Scottish Open and Johnnie Walker Championship got him a place in the Ryder Cup team and maybe the thought of playing in the 2014 edition at Gleneagles, where he won his second tournament of 2010, has helped his recovery. The 33-year-old finished runner-up at last week's Irish Open (following 18th in his previous appearance at the Nordea Masters) with an accurate showing off both tee and fairway, and that should stand him in good stead to compete against a very good field in Germany.


Steve Rawlings: Back Pablo Larrazabal @ 67.066/1

Pablo Larrazabal was my slightly disappointing each-way pick last week in Ireland - where he eventually finished only 26th after a poor final round but I'm happy to give him another chance. He won this event, albeit at a different venue, three years ago and he seems to come to life at this time of year. All his stats are very solid at present and he wouldn't need to improve much to see him contend at a decent price.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Francesco Molinari @ 29.028/1

After a series of fine efforts in top-class company across the pond, Francesco Molinari can land an overdue win on a European course he knows well. The Italian was second here in 2008, 12th a year later, and his trademark tee-to-green accuracy looks guarantee to yield yet another high finish. Molinari's recent numbers - especially top-sevens at Sawgrass, Bay Hill and Wentworth - warrant the utmost respect, and I can't help but feel a Brit or American with the same figures would be half these odds.


Mike Norman: Back Miguel Angel Jimenez @ 46.045/1

I believe Henrik Stenson has a huge chance this week but I can't go tipping a 7/1 shot each-way when I'm currently £190 down! So instead the man I exepct to start reducing my losses is loveable veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez. The Spanish legend has been in terrific form this season, finishing fourth at the Masters before winning on his debut as a Senior and then finally getting his hands on his 'home' trophy, the Open de Espana. A top-five finish in Austria a few weeks ago was another decent effort so with his game in good order he should go well at a venue that will reward his accurate iron play. It's not an overly long course either, which will also suit Jimenez, and although it was sometime ago (when arguably he wasn't as good as he is now) he has a third-place finish (2008) and a second-place finish (2003) to his name at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof.


Season P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

1. Dan Geraghty: +£646.75
2. Joe Dyer: +£115.00
3. Steve Rawlings: +£13.75
4. Paul Krishnamurty: -£116.25
5. Mike Norman: -£190.00

Overall: +£469.25

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