2019 D+D Czech Masters Handicapping Preview & Betting Picks
Matchup at a Glance
Venue: Albatross Golf Resort
Location: Vysoky, Czechia
Date: Thursday, August 15-18, 2019
For the first time in over a month, the European Tour will get back to the swing of things on Thursday Morning with this year’s D+D Real Czech Masters.
The last time we had a European Tour event was the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, which we just so happened to win with Bernd Wiesberger.
Overall, we have cashed in with 2 of the last 3 European Tour Events, also cashing Christian Bezuidenhout at the Estrella Damm Andalucia Masters.
Let’s see if we can cash one more this week, with the D+D Real Czech Masters.
D+D Real Czech Masters
The D+D Real Czech Masters will be played for the 6th time in a row. The tournament is played about 40 minutes outside of Prague at the Albatross Golf Resort in Vsyoky Ujezd, Czechia.
- 2018 – Andrea Pavan -20
- 2017 – Haydn Porteous -13
- 2016 – Paul Peterson -15
- 2015 – Thomas Pieters -20
- 2014 – Jamie Donaldson -14
Albatross Golf Resort Course Details
This course was designed back in 2010 by Keith Preston. He designed the course to be relatively one of the easier courses on the European Tour.
The course plays as a Par 72 and measures right around 7,467 yards. That being said, those bombers off the tee’s will have a major advantage here due to the distance.
The fairways are now too narrow and for the most part, easy to hit. The past few years, we really haven’t seen an overwhelming amount of golfers missing the fairways, which for informational purposes, are made up of bentgrass.
The one thing that is unique about Albatross Golf Resort is the rough. If the rough is up, the course is much harder to play on. If the rough is laying down, it is a walk in the park and very easy!
The greens are very large here at Albatross Golf Resort. There is very little undulations on these greens and they are made up of bentgrass, so they play fairly easy.
D+D Real Czech Masters System Attributes
With this course being nearly 7500 yards, there is no question that we will key in on Driving Distance this week. There have been guys that are not that long off the tee that have won here but overall, the numbers still point towards Driving Distance.
We will also put some weight into Greens In Regulation. Most of these guys will have no concerns with hitting the fairways. One thing to be aware of is the fact that if you add in the last 5 years stats of this tournament, the most common trend is high GIR numbers.
The last thing we want to mention is putting. Golfers that have decent putting always seem to do well here.
D+D Real Czech Masters Golfers
Erik Van Rooyen +1410 at WagerWeb for 2 Units
Our first golfer is Erik Van Rooyen at 14/1. Rooyen played here in 2017 and didn’t do bad, finishing in 34th place. What appeals to me about Rooyen is he checks our boxes for us. He is 24th on tour in Putts Per GIR, 33rd Strokes Gained: Putting and is 36th in Driving Distance. That gives us a nice variety of attributes that truly fit this course. He hasn’t played in about a month and should be well rested for this week.
Gavin Green +2800 at BetOnline for 1 Unit
Gavin Green played here last year and ended up finishing in 3rd place. The last time we seen Gavin Green, he missed the cut at the Scottish Open. Most people will not look much deeper than the fact that he missed the cut. What they will miss is the fact that he shot a 67 on day 1 and a 73 on day 2. The more interesting part to me was the weather when he played. He got the short end of the stick and played in some tough winds. Prior to that, he has finished inside the Top 10 in 3 of 4 tournaments. Throw it out, ignore it and move on with Green this week at 28/1.
George Coetzee +5000 at Intertops for 1 Unit
I absolutely love Coetzee this week. His numbers are off the chart this week and the only thing holding us back from unloading on Coetzee is the fact that he has never played here. He has the overall best numbers for this course, ranking 9th in Putts Per Round, 10th in Strokes Gained: Putting, 13th in Putts Per GIR and 16th in Driving Distance. Coetzee is well rested, not having played in 5 weeks and comes in with decent form, with a 9th, 26th and 34th place.
Nino Bertasio +7000 at MyBookie for ½ Unit
Bertasio has played here 3 years in a row and I can tell you from just looking at his course history, there is no way this guy belongs being 70/1. He finished in 29th place last year, 14th place in 2017 and 35th place in 2016. He is one of the best putters on the European Tour and if he can somehow find a way to get some boost off the tee, he will be tough this week.
Grant Forrest +7000 at WagerWeb for ½ Unit
Grant Forrest will be looking for his 1st win on the Euro Tour this week and I like his chances. I got turned onto Forrest a few weeks back and have been monitoring this kid. I really like this kids future. I think he is a future star of the Euro Tour. He is really talented with the putter and his distance off the tee is impressive. At 70/1, he is definitely worth a shot this week for a ½ unit.
Jeff Winther +8000 at BetOnline for ½ Unit
Originally I wasn’t going to add Winther in here but I can’t talk myself out of not playing him. For starters, he loves this course and has decent history here. Last year, he cracked the top 10 with a 9th place finish. In 2017, he finished in 25th place and in 2016, he finished in 27th place. He has very strong numbers as far as putting is concerned and I think there is a very good chance he can surprise some people this week.
Marcell Schneider +20000 at MyBookie for ½ Units
The odds for Schneider are way off! There is no way this guy should be +20000 on any book. He has experience here, as he played here in 2015 and finished in 22nd place. Additionally, in his last 10 tournaments, he has finished inside the Top 15 on four occasions. He is always there competing and at these odds, you can’t not consider him.