Nordea Masters Tips: Each-way selections for this week's European Tour event

Eddie Pepperell went very close last week - can he land an each-way wager for Dan at the Nordea Masters?
Eddie Pepperell went very close last week - can he land an each-way wager for Dan at the Nordea Masters?

Henrik Stenson heads the betting for the Nordea Masters but where are the Betting.Betfair golf team placing their each-way wagers?

"The angle-in here is quite clear given that six of the top-ten last year had previously won the Dubai Desert Classic and nobody plays that event better than Gallacher."

Steven Rawlings: Back Stephen Gallacher @ 41.040/1

*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Eddie Pepperell @ 36.035/1

Following a quiet start to the year, Eddie Pepperell burst into life at last week's Irish Open, finishing second with an astonishing bogey-free round on Sunday, in the toughest conditions of the week - a performance that booked his ticket for the Open at St. Andrews in July. Moving onto this week, PGA Sweden National is a long course, that doesn't look an ideal fit for Pepperell at first glance, but the 'wise old owl' was sixth here last year on debut. It's certainly fair to say the putter is the best club in the youngster's bag at the moment and as the man himself said after his Irish Open performance, "(the putter) is the great equaliser."


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Ben Evans @ 151.0150/1

Two distinct clues emerged from last year's renewal on this course. Driving distance offers a big advantage and good putting is essential to keep pace with low scoring. In-form Englishman Ben Evans ticks both boxes and is well capable of a good run at 150/1. His last two appearances in Europe yielded top-15 finishes in Spain and Morocco and the 26-year-old also fared well in 12th place in the Indian Open. Although the sample is smaller than others, Evans' efforts in 2015 have propelled him to first place in both driving distance and total driving, seventh for putting average and 15th for birdie conversion.


Joe Dyer: Back Peter Hanson @ 126.0125/1

I'm taking big odds this week on a man who knows the course inside-out and who is, at his best, one of the classiest operators in the field - Peter Hanson. This a home leg for the Swede, who is a course member having grown up nearby. Hanson, a six time European Tour winner, has suffered with a back injury throughout 2014 - though he still managed an appearance at this tournament, finishing tied 25th - and only returned to 2015 action in April. He has made just one cut since, but that came two starts back at the BMW PGA (finished T27). That result at Wentworth suggests my man is in good health and I'll happily excuse any golfer a missed cut at last week's windswept Irish Open. Good enough to have made two Ryder Cup teams, I'm happy to take a chance at 126.0125/1 that this is the week Hanson shows us his best.


Steven Rawlings: Back Stephen Gallacher @ 41.040/1

I really like Eddie Pepperell and Alvaro Quiros myself and I could have easily plumped for either if Mike and Dan hadn't beaten me to it but I'm more than happy to take a chance on Stephen Gallacher at an industry best 40/1. The angle-in here is quite clear given that six of the top-ten last year had previously won the Dubai Desert Classic and nobody plays that event better than Gallacher. There's little doubt he's had a quiet time of it since making his Ryder Cup bow in his homeland in September but he still managed to finish third at his beloved Emirates Golf Club when attempting to win the event for a third time in-a-row and he could very easily emulate his excellent effort here 12 months ago when he lost out to Thongchai Jaidee in a playoff.


Mike Norman: Back Alvaro Quiros @ 81.080/1

This will be just the second year that the Nordea Masters is held at PGA Sweden National and looking at last year's stats I've decided that accuracy from the tee isn't particularly important, just two of those who finished top 10 a year ago ranked inside the top 10 for that discipline. The likes of Victor Dubuisson (T2), Stephen Gallacher (T2), Alvaro Quiros (T6), and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (T9) all ranked highly for Driving Distance and Greens in Regulation however, and that tells me that big hitters will have an advantage this week. Quiros is the man I like most this year. The loveable Spaniard finished in a tie for sixth 12 months ago despite having a stone cold putter, and I just feel he can improve on that with the course seemingly being right up his street. He's been in decent form this season with four top-25 finishes to his name, and I'm not worried about his withdrawal from last week's Irish Open - at least he didn't get blown away over the weekend.


Other golf articles this week:

Memorial Tournament 2015 Betting Preview from The Punter.
Nordea Masters 2015 Betting Preview from The Punter.
Memorial Tournament 2015 Tips from Dave Tindall.


2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: +£470.84

- 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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