The Czech Masters is the standout event on the DP World Tour this weekend. This weekend’s event has already gained news headlines from around the world, as a number of players from the controversial LIV Golf Tour will be involved at the event. However, which players are in the running this weekend?
Czech Masters Event Information
The Czech Masters is a relatively new event that has been added to the DP World Tour, as it has only been staged since 2014. It was also cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, players will compete across 7,468 yards, with the event having a par 72. It will be played at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, and a purse of €1,750,000 will be up for grabs. The record aggregate score is held by Andrea Pavin, who finished at 266 when winning the event in 2018.
Latest Betting Odds
It looks to be an extremely interesting betting event this weekend on the European Tour. However, a very familiar face is the current player at the top of the betting, as Thomas Pieters is an 8/1 chance with BetXchange. Victor Perez is a very distant second selection in the betting, as he is currently an 18/1 chance. Meanwhile, Richard Mansell and Paul Waring are both priced up at 20/1 with the leading bookmaker.
Who Are The Leading Contenders?
Thomas Pieters often saves his very best golf for this event, as the Belgium player has won the Czech Masters on two previous occasions. His first win came in 2015, as he won by three shots, while he was second the following year, as he lost by a shot to Paul Peterson. However, he won a second title in the event in 2019, as he held off Adri Arnaus to win by one shot. On his last appearance, he finished in a tie for 28th at The Open.
Victor Perez is the second choice in the betting this weekend, but he remains a huge price in the BetXchange market. The Frenchman also enjoyed an excellent run at The Open in the middle of July, as he finished in a tie for 34th. Prior to that, he missed the cut at the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club. However, he does have solid form on the European Tour, as he finished in a tie for 3rd at the Porsche European Open back in June.
Richard Mansell looks a solid enough third choice in the betting for the Czech Masters this weekend, as he has made the cut in each of his previous five appearances. He was in fine form last weekend, as he finished in a tie for fourth in the ISPS Handa World Invitational. Before that showing, he finished in a tie for 20th at The Cazoo Open.
Czech Masters Prediction
Thomas Pieters certainly looks the pick of the players at the top of the betting for the event this weekend, and his case is extremely strong. However, the course could also favour a big-driving player, which means we could see Wilco Nienaber being a fine each-way chance at the current prices.