Porsche European Open Handicapping Picks and Betting Preview
Matchup at a Glance
Venue: Green Eagle Golf Course
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Date & Time: Thursday, Sept 5 – Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
The European Tour heads to Germany this week for the Porsche European Open.
This is one of the rather weakest fields that they will encounter on the European Tour.
Many of the bigger names are taking the week off and after you get past the top 20 players in this tournament, there really isn’t much competition that you would want to play this week.
This is the 41st year that they have held the Porsche European Open, however, only the third time it has been played at Green Eagle Golf Course. They have played this tournament at 8 other locations prior to coming to Green Eagle in Hamburg, Germany.
Green Eagle Golf Course Details
The Porsche European Open will take place at the Green Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg, Germany. This course was designed in 2008 and was made for the long bombers!
As we said earlier, this is the third time the tournament has been played here but in my opinion, I wouldn’t use too much of the stats from the last two years because it literally poured down rain in 3 of the 4 days in 2017 and Friday was a complete downpour that soaked the course.
This course is one of the longest golf courses that they play on in the Euro Tour. The course measures 7,583 yards and plays out as a Par 72 course. There are five Par 5’s at Green Eagle Golf Course and three of them play out at over 650 yards. The course also has four Par 4’s that measure an excess of 475 yards or more.
There are several large water hazards and lakes that will cause some issues but for the most part, it will be the bunkers that cause more headaches for the golfers than the water.
The bunkers are everywhere! You are going to want to look for those guys that have distance but also are fairly accurate, even when they are long.
Porsche European Open Golfers
OK, before I give my plays for this tournament, I want to make you aware that I do not like this tournament at all from a betting standpoint. There are only a handful of golfers that I think have a chance and those that are really good, have really bad value. That being said, we do have 2 golfers that we will be playing.
Patrick Reed +800 at 2 ½ units at MyBookie
Our top golfer this week is Patrick Reed. Reed is one of only a handful of golfers that I would play at such low odds. Reed has played here in both 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he finished in 19th place and then in 2018, he finished in 9th place. Another improvement will put him in the winners circle.
Allen John +35000 at ½ Unit at MyBookie
I know that most of you will not know who Allen John is however this guy isn’t all that bad. John played here on the Porsche European Open last year and finished in 2nd place. He is playing in really strong form right now, entering the tournament off a 8th place finish, 13th place finish and 10th place finish. He is a German golfer that is deaf, so he has a little story with him and being on his homeland, we may see an upset here. At 350/1, I certainly think he is worth a half unit.