Winner – Rocco Forte Sicilian Open : It seems unbelievable upon such a “weak” field as the one put together here
that the bookmakers are giving these odds to the current champion.
Quiros, Spanish, 243th of the World Rankings (he was already 33rd)
I perfectly accept that Andy Sullivan is favourite, he is also favourite in my opinion. But @ 13 I would never bet on him.
That way, I prefer to look for a little bit more value and the fact is that search hasn’t lasted long.
I think that these odds are due to a not very successful 2018 by Quiros where he has as many missed cuts as made ones (4 out of 8). And that data is probably confusing the bookies.
However, the recent signs of Quiros show that his moment of form is improving.
After having missed the cut somewhat surprisingly on the Spanish Open (by just 1 shot), he got his “revenge” on the next weekend and in Morocco he got the 2nd place, which put him back under my radar.
15 days ago, he finished in 45th in Shanghai.
Winner – Rocco Forte Sicilian Open – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Whoever watched last year’s tournament, knows well that Quiros started off super strong and on the two initial rounds, he was off to a 63-64 that already gave him a 2-shot advantage going into the weekend.
From there until the last 9 holes od Sunday, they kept increasing that advantage up to a 5-shot advantage. Then, probably, due to excess of decompression, he almost threw it away, having only won on the play-off.
Which means, improving his form, on a course he completely dominates, upon a relatively weak field, I believe that we will see Quiros on the fight on Sunday evening
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP