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

Can Robert Rock pick up his third European Tour title this week?
Can Robert Rock pick up his third European Tour title this week?

There's just a week to go until the US Open and the European Tour is in Austria for the Lyoness Open. While the field may be on the weak side, there's a winner in there somewhere so here are the Betting.Betfair each-way selections...

"This week's ideal skills-set is accuracy and good putting, which is three-time winner Horsey's USP and it's no surprise that he made the top-ten last year."

Paul Krishnamurty: Back David Horsey @ 51.050/1

*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places

Dan Geraghty: Back John Hahn @ 101.0100/1

This time last year American John Hahn was in the middle of a run of five missed cuts, in what was to be a very disappointing debut season in Europe; however, Hahn has recently spoken of having a patient approach to his career, insisting he feels no pressure to emulate the achievements of compatriots Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein, both of whom won during their first European Tour campaigns. As a result of last year's disappointments Hahn is enjoying less starts than he'd like but has now made five consecutive cuts and his performance last time out at the Nordea Masters was particularly encouraging (24th). Triple figure odds appeal in a contest that lacks strength in depth.

Paul Krishnamurty: Back David Horsey @ 51.050/1

The first thing I noted about this event was how badly priced the front-runners are. For example over the long term, the difference between second favourite Chris Wood and fellow Englishman David Horsey is miniscule, yet the latter is five times the price, as a fickle market typically over-reacts to a couple of week's form. Prior to that, Horsey had been playing well enough with three top-20s from five starts. Moreover, this week's ideal skills-set is accuracy and good putting, which is three-time winner Horsey's USP and it's no surprise that he made the top-ten last year.

Joe Dyer: Back Robert Rock @ 67.066/1

For a short while on Sunday afternoon I thought last week's 126.0125/1 selection, Peter Hanson, was going to sneak into the places but a final hole bogey rather ruined my little day dream. It's a weak field in Austria so I'm entrusting this week's £10 to another old head who has registered a couple of wins on the European Tour and whose stats suggest a good week is a possibility. Robert Rock was on a promising little run up until the BMW PGA and Irish Open when missing cuts in both events (by a solitary shot in the latter event). Relatively accurate for a big driver, Rock is supreme with his approaches (ranked 40th for greens in reg). A good week on the greens should see this 67.066/1 shot go close.

Steven Rawlings: Back Michael Hoey @ 81.080/1

It's now almost ten years since Michael Hoey won his first professional event - the BA-CA Golf Open on the Challenger Tour. That event is now known as the Lyoness Open on the European Tour, which is where we're heading this week and although it's a completely different venue to the one encountered a decade ago, I thought the Irishman was worth chancing at 80/1. Since that initial success, Hoey has won twice more on the lesser Tour and five times on the European Tour. He's been a bit frustrating to follow this year and he hasn't looked the ruthless closer of old for a while but in a very weak renewal, he's an insulting price for a player with such a prolific record.

Mike Norman: Back Maximilan Kieffer @ 21.020/1

I'm starting to believe that the standard of fields assembled on the European Tour is so weak that any player who is 'in form' has a chance of performing well, regardless of the venue. That's certainly true this season with a plethora of players who finish top 5/10 one week going on to do exactly the same the following week. So for that reason, and the fact that Maximilan Kieffer is in excellent form, the German is my selection this week. The 25-year-old has made every single cut in 2015 (14 events), a terrific feat in itself, and has finished inside the top 30 in all bar one of his last nine outings. His performance levels have been even more impressive in recent weeks however, recording top 10 finishes in the Spanish and Irish Opens before finishing third at last week's Nordea Masters. This week's event is the weakest field we've seen for a while on the European Tour and in his current form Kieffer simply has to go well.

Other golf articles this week:

St Jude Classic 2015 Betting Preview from The Punter.
US Open 2015 Player Ratings from Joe Dyer.
Lyoness Open 2015 Betting Preview from The Punter.

2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: +£420.84

- BMW PGA Championship, Chris Wood @ 125/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Mauritius Open, John Parry @ 150/1 - PLACE (Paul)
- US Masters, Paul Casey @ 66/1 - PLACE (Romilly)
- 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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