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First-round leader tips for the Omega European Masters 2019

28 Aug | BY Guy Giles | MIN READ TIME |
First-round leader tips for the Omega European Masters 2019

Back any player to win the Omega European Masters and Betway will pay you out as a winner if they lead at the end of the first round.

ERIK VAN ROOYEN

To win {ODDS:461932246:22/1}

To lead after first round {ODDS:461932262:33/1}

Van Rooyen finally claimed his first European Tour victory last weekend, winning the Scandinavian Invitation by one stroke from Matt Fitzpatrick.

That win capped off a run of excellent form for the South African, who has had two second-place finishes, a T5, a T6 and a T8 this year.

He looks a good bet to get off to a flyer at Crans-sur-Sierre after shooting 65 in his last two opening rounds.

The 29-year-old also has form on this course, opening with a round of 66 last year before fading over the weekend.

LEE WESTWOOD

To win {ODDS:461932356:40/1}

To lead after first round {ODDS:461932358:44/1}

Westwood missed the cut in his most recent start at the Czech Masters but should return ready to fire after skipping last week’s Scandinavian Invitation.

The 46-year-old has a decent record in the Swiss Alps, finishing T12 last year and claiming fourth in 2016.

His game is well-suited to the picturesque course, with Westwood ranking fourth in scrambling and seventh in shots gained on approach on the European Tour.

Westwood started with a 68 here last season and shot 68-70-66-68 in his four opening rounds prior to his disappointing performance in Prague.

ALEXANDER BJORK

To win {ODDS:461932472:66/1}

To lead after first round {ODDS:461932442:66/1}

Bjork withdrew from this event last season with illness after shooting an opening 69 and looks poised to replicate that form a year on.

The Swede finished T20 at the Czech Masters last weekend after a first round of 67 and a closing 64, with his form clearly returning after an underwhelming mid-season run.

His classy short game is perfectly suited to Crans-sur-Sierre, where he finished T16 as a rookie in 2017, including an opening 68.

Crucially, Bjork ranks fifth on the Tour in scrambling, and that will serve him well on the small greens of this mountainous track.

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Guy Giles

Guy Giles

Sports writer who produces regular football and cricket tips, while also covering a range of other sports.

Guy Giles

Guy Giles

Sports writer who produces regular football and cricket tips, while also covering a range of other sports.