Golf: Porsche European Open
Venue: Green Eagle Golf Club, Germany.
Dates: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022
The European Tour continues with the Porsche European Open in Northern Germany. Having had many guises on the tour since 1978, the event continues to hold significant prestige across the continent. Previous winners of the tournament that has been held in both England and Germany, include some of the stalwarts of the European Tour such as Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, and Lee Westwood. With over 1.5 million Euros in the prize kitty and a strong field, it should be an excellent weekend of golf in Germany.
It has been a fascinating start to the year on the European Tour and some of the competition’s biggest names will be hoping to find form in Germany: –
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has been plying his trade on the PGA Tour in recent seasons, but he is a proven tournament winner on the European Tour, and he could be tough to stop here.
Fellow Englishman Jordan Smith has been in stellar form in 2022, picking up plenty of ranking points and prize money along the way and he should be in contention here.
Big Scot Robert MacIntyre is a sublime ball striker and if conditions are set fair here in Germany, he should be in the running from the off.
Swede Henrik Stenson is a former Open champion, and his pedigree speaks for itself, and he should relish the open looking field here in Germany.
Matt Wallace is quality performer on the European Tour, and he should be in the mix from the outset here in excellent playing conditions in Germany.
1st Round Leader
Producing the goods over 72 holes is often the most difficult thing for any golfer to do therefore here are our first round leader picks:-
Dane Thorbjorn Olesen put off course incidents behind him to win the British Masters last month and he could be a candidate to get off to a flyer here.
Young Englishman Connor Syme is a huge talent, and his playing capacity continues to grow on the European Tour, making him a strong candidate to go well this week.
Former English Ryder Cup player Andy Sullivan has shown glimpses of his best golf in 2022 and he could well get off to a quick start here in Germany.
Top Ten Finish
With so many decent players assembled here in Germany, getting into the winning enclosure could be tough but there are plenty of candidates to finish in the top 10 come Sunday:-
Thomas Detry was one of the men to beat on the European Tour last season and he could well be a good bet to be involved at the business end of proceedings in Germany this week.
German Martin Kaymer is a model of consistency on both the European and PGA Tours and he will be backed by home support here in Germany.
Dutchman Joost Luiten is a serial winner on the European Tour, and he will be doing all he can to fire himself up the rankings here with a strong week.
Porsche European Open betxchange.com Best Bets:
Outright Winner: Tommy Fleetwood – 11/1