Hero Indian Open 2015 Tips: Each-way selections for the Delhi delight

Jyoti Randhawa is Mike's 50/1 e/w selection this week
Jyoti Randhawa is Mike's 50/1 e/w selection this week

Following back-to-back winners at 66/1 and 100/1 the betting.betfair golf team are in superb form and going for a hat-trick of winners on the European Tour. Can you afford to miss this week's quintet of each-way selections for the Indian Open...

Joe Dyer: Back Richard T Lee @ 51.050/1

"Quotes of 50/1 on Richard T Lee look decent to my eye given the young Canadian has been in the top five in his last two starts and will be playing a course where he finished eighth in the 2013 Panasonic Open."

*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Matthew Fitzpatrick @ 67.066/1

It seems every man and his dog has had a top 10 at Delhi GC, the course form is so extensive that I'm going to ignore it all and give a chance to course debutant Matthew Fitzpatrick. The young Englishman has seen fellow Q-school graduates Anirban Lahiri and Andrew Dodt pick up European Tour titles over the past two weeks and he has a great chance to follow them in here, in what is arguably the weakest European Tour event in many a year. Fitzpatrick is well rested after taking last week off, back him to bounce back from a couple of missed cuts in better company at a course that should suit his accurate game; the future star can add his name to the Delhi GC formbook.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Arjun Atwal @ 51.050/1

The value of past experience at Delhi GC, Indian conditions in general and particularly the greens cannot be overstated, all of which bodes well for arguably the leading home player of all-time. Arjun Atwal is the only Indian to have won on the PGA Tour, at the 2010 Wyndham Championship, and also won three co-sanctioned European Tour events earlier this century. Though not the player he was, the 41-year-old is still highly competitive on the Asian Tour and won the Dubai Open at the end of 2014. Atwal's course record is exemplary, winning the Indian Masters here in 2003 and only once missing the top-15 in nine visits. It will be disappointing to not at least get a good run for some place money.


Joe Dyer: Back Richard T Lee @ 51.050/1

It's purely a form pick for me this week but it's a selection justified by the price. Quotes of 50/1 on Richard T Lee look decent to my eye given the young Canadian has been in the top five in his last two starts and will be playing a course where he finished eighth in the 2013 Panasonic Open. He will therefore arrive in Delhi full of confidence and ready to challenge for the win again on a course which suits his fantastic short game. Lee, who played in the 2007 US Open as a 16-year-old amateur, plays full time on the Asian Tour and won his first tournament last year. Just 24, that professional win coupled with those good recent performances suggests Lee is a high-quality operator at this level and I'm hopeful of another high finish this week.


Steven Rawlings: Back Siddikur Rahman @ 67.066/1

Siddikur Rahman may not be in sparkling form at present but his form at Delhi Golf Club is so extraordinarily strong that I'm prepared to overlook that - especially given he's played well here on a number of occasions when seemingly not at his best. He's played here 12 times in total and he's finished inside the top-10 on 10 occasions. He's rewarded each-way backers eight times and he won this event the last time it was staged in November 2013.


Mike Norman: Back Jyoti Randhawa @ 51.050/1

On a relatively short, narrow course like Dehli GC we're not looking for big-hitters this week but more for accurate players who can putt consistently well. Jyoti Randhawa isn't the straightest hitter in the world by any means, but in this extremely weak field by European Tour standards he's certainly a player who I'd expect to hit his fair share of fairways. He has plenty of course form to his name, and now in the veteran stage of his career he'll know these undulating greens better than most. Randhawa often ranks highly on the Asian Tour in the putting statistics, which should also be an advantage here, and coming off a top-15 finish in Thailand last week I can see him going well in his homeland.


2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: +£793.75

- Thailand Classic, Andrew Dodt @ 100/1 - WON (Paul)
- Malaysian Open, Anirban Lahiri @ 66/1 - WON (Dan)
- DD Classic, Stephen Gallacher @ 25/1 - PLACE (Steve)

*Total P/L for 2014: +£251.75

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