Golf Tips: Your 3 best bets for the Scottish Open with a 33/1 NAP

Ben Coley from Sporting Life returns yet again to get you moving up the leaderboard.

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I’m certainly looking forward to this tournament and the next fortnight in general. This is what golf’s all about, on the links courses in Scotland, and this is a really nice warm up. Of all the tournaments that proceed Majors, this is the one which feels the most significant and provides a good testing ground for some of the world’s best players.

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Tommy Fleetwood

My best bet here is Tommy Fleetwood who’s a really nice price. He’s one of the best links players in the field, I think that’s fairly obvious. He was runner up to Shane Lowry at Portrush in 2019 and has had loads of really good efforts in the Dunhill Links as well. He’s played really well this year, having a 5th place in the US PGA where he finished really, really well.

I think he’ll love a return to The Renaissance Club. He should have won here in 2020 but finished 2nd after losing a playoff so he’s got a bit of a point to prove. I think these conditions are a great leveler and there’s some wind in the forecast as well. I’d put him as one of the top 10 or 12 links players in the world and he’s obviously a fair way down the market here with all the best players in town apart from Rory McIlroy.

You’ve got to take a few chances here on a longer priced punt for the reasons mentioned on the links ground with some win in the forecast and there are two young players with ability who I think are completely dismissed by the market and wrongly so.

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Min Woo Lee

One is the defending champion Min Woo Lee. He beat Matt Fitzpartick and Thomas Detry in a playoff for this last year. He’s very in and out. He hits the ball a heck of a long way, his approach play isn’t always great but he’s got good touch around the greens.

He’s shown himself to be a brilliant golfer by the coast. He grew up in Perth, Australia, so he’s used to playing in the wind. He won in Victoria in Australia by the sea and here as well. He’s not had the best of years but he did finish 14th in The Masters alongside Fleetwood and made the cut last week in the Irish Open.

Victor Perez

As for Victor Perez, some may remember when he won the Dunhill Links in Scotland in 2019 it was revealed that he actually lives in Dundee, the Frenchman. So he enjoys playing in Scotland, he knows the course really well. It’s only been a month an a half since his last win.

There’s nothing wrong really with his ball striking since then, we’re talking about a player who was on the Ryder Cup radar a couple of years ago. I think he was unfairly priced at three figures. If you get anything around 80/1, with the places on offer, I think he can go really well.

Scottish Open tips

Tommy Fleetwood
Min Woo Lee
Victor Perez

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