After an absorbing US Open content in which Matt Fitzpatrick lifted his maiden Major, the DP World Tour is back and we will be keeping a close on how things unravel at Eichenried, Munich, for the BMW International Open.
A byword for world-class golf, the BMW International Open kickstarts an exciting run of events as all roads lead to the 150th Open at St Andrews next month.
Although defending champion Viktor Hovland will be absent this week, there is still a glittering field, which includes American Billy Horschel as well as Spaniard Sergio Garcia, who is now banned from the PGA Tour after his recent defection to the LIV Tour.
It will be more about precision than power in Munich this week as it is playing as a par 72 and at just shy of 7,300 yards. Nevertheless, we are looking forward to this one and to whet your appetite, we have handpicked a couple of tips for you to gorge on ahead of the opening round.
Pick up a French fancy in Victor Perez
Victor Perez is one of these players that can catch fire quite quickly and he is usually in contention.
Currently 20th in the DP World Tour money list, the Frenchman recently won the Dutch Open and a cursory glance at his stats has shown a marked improvement in the past year in the driving department – Perez is hitting five yards further on average than the field and his accuracy is just over 53%.
While he may need to work on his scrambling in and around the greens, Perez could shake things up this week and he is worth getting behind. If you fancy Perez to deliver the goods at the BMW International Open, he is available at a tempting looking 28/1 with Paddy Power.
Robert MacIntyre to get things back on track
After a few weeks off, Robert MacIntyre should be feeling refreshed. The Scot had looked in fine fettle prior to the PGA Championship, but in his last DP World Tour outing at the European Open, the Green Eagle course got the better of him as he missed the cut. He also finished 36th in the British Masters, but he was let down by some poor putting.
MacIntyre looked comfortable on his previous visit to Eichenried as an amateur and the course is set up perfectly for him to post some low scores. The first-round leader market can provide some good value and while MacIntyre is trading at a longish 50/1 with 888Sport, that shouldn’t deter you, so jump on that if that takes your fancy.
* All betting odds are subject to changes