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Zurich Classic: Can Justin fly the flag for Europe?

22 Apr | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Zurich Classic: Can Justin fly the flag for Europe?

With the WGC Match Play and PLAYERS Championship around the corner, it's all to play for in New Orleans.

So much focus has been on Masters winner Jordan Spieth since his victory two weeks ago, that most of golf’s other bright stars have gone unnoticed.

Especially the European contingent, who have taken a back seat in recent weeks, as their American counterparts have been stealing most of the limelight and heading into tournaments as strong favourites.

However, this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, we switch our focus to one of England’s best talents. Justin Rose.

Justin enjoyed a very successful Masters this year, finishing T-2 and only four shots behind the leader. He ended with a score of -14, which would usually have been enough for him to claim victory in previous years.

That weekend he came up against a man in supreme form who looked almost unstoppable from the off. This weekend, however, he heads to New Orleans as one of the favourites, seemingly finding top form at the right time.

Let’s not forget, he does have several other big names for company at the Zurich Classic and they will likely be hot on the heels of Rose. Players such as Dustin Johnson, Justin Day and Rickie Fowler all have a great chance of succeeding in New Orleans if they bring their A-game.

The course should favour those players who pride themselves on their driving accuracy and cuteness around the green, areas that Justin has excelled in recent weeks. It’s no secret that seven of the last nine winners all ranked inside the top ten for greens in regulation, with plenty of opportunities for birdies.

One man who knows all about playing this course, is last year’s champion Seung-Yul Noh. He goes in as defending champion having played some sensational golf to claim his maiden victory one year ago. He went bogey free until his final round, winning by two clear shots. A similar performance this year could see him be in with an Each Way shout.

Seung-Yul Noh is priced at a tasty 80/1.

So often thought of as a nearly man, Justin Rose has been proving on a regular basis in the last few years that he has what it takes to win at the big stages of world golf.

If he replicates some of that fine golf that nearly saw him become Masters champion a couple of weeks back, then he could be returning from New Orleans with another tournament victory under his belt.

Back Justin Rose to win this weekend at 10/1.

 

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