US OPEN – WAGGLE DUFF PREVIEW – PLAYER LIST, ODDS & FANTASY GOLF RULES

HOW TO PLAY WAGGLE DUFF – TWITTER BASED FANTASY GOLF

Tweet a team of 5 to @WAGGLEDUFF on twitter from the list below

Your first pick is your captain

2 picks must be over 50/1

Use the hashtag #waggle69

Then don’t do anything else. Sit back, enjoy the golf and wait for a notification on twitter, letting you know when the points and tables are updated

Please note, entries close after the first tee shot is hit!

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Jon Rahm9/1
Brooks Koepka14/1
Bryson Dechambeau14/1
Dustin Johnson14/1
Jordan Spieth16/1
Rory McIlroy16/1
Xander Schauffele16/1
Collin Morikawa18/1
Justin Thomas18/1
Patrick Cantlay20/1
Tony Finau22/1
Viktor Hovland22/1
Patrick Reed25/1
Hideki Matsuyama30/1
Tyrrell Hatton30/1
Scottie Scheffler33/1
Will Zalatoris33/1
Shane Lowry35/1
Webb Simpson35/1
Daniel Berger40/1
Justin Rose40/1
Louis Oosthuizen40/1
Paul Casey40/1
Cameron Smith45/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick45/1
Abraham Ancer50/1
Garrick Higgo50/1
Joaquin Niemann50/1
Tommy Fleetwood50/1
Phil Mickelson55/1
Corey Conners60/1
Gary Woodland60/1
Jason Kokrak60/1
Marc Leishman60/1
Adam Scott66/1
Harris English66/1
Sung-Jae Im66/1
Max Homa70/1
Sam Burns70/1
Charley Hoffman80/1
Lee Westwood80/1
Sergio Garcia80/1
Branden Grace90/1
Brian Harman90/1
Bubba Watson90/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout90/1
Billy Horschel100/1
Si Woo Kim100/1
Ryan Palmer110/1
Ian Poulter125/1
Kevin Streelman125/1
Matt Wallace125/1
Robert MacIntyre125/1
Stewart Cink125/1
Carlos Ortiz150/1
Charl Schwartzel150/1
Kevin Na150/1
Matt Kuchar150/1
Matthew Wolff150/1
Cameron Champ175/1
Francesco Molinari175/1
Matt Jones175/1
Russell Henley175/1
Bernd Wiesberger200/1
Brendon Todd200/1
Erik Van Rooyen200/1
Jhonattan Vegas200/1
Kevin Kisner200/1
Lanto Griffin200/1
Sebastian Munoz200/1
Wilco Nienaber200/1
Adam Hadwin250/1
Brendan Steele250/1
Chez Reavie250/1
Dylan Frittelli250/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee250/1
Martin Kaymer250/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello250/1
Victor Perez250/1
Zach Johnson250/1
Guido Migliozzi300/1
Henrik Stenson300/1
J.T Poston300/1
Justin Suh300/1
Martin Laird300/1
Thomas Detry300/1
Troy Merritt300/1
Wyndham Clark300/1
Adrian Meronk400/1
Bo Hoag400/1
Cameron Young400/1
Jimmy Walker400/1
Jordan Smith400/1
Mackenzie Hughes400/1
Marcus Armitage400/1
Patrick Rodgers400/1
Sunghoon Kang400/1
Tom Hoge400/1
Akshay Bhatia500/1
Brian Stuard500/1
Chan Kim500/1
Edoardo Molinari500/1
Greyson Sigg500/1
John Huh500/1
Peter Malnati500/1
Richard Bland500/1
Robby Shelton500/1
Ryo Ishikawa500/1
Sahith Theegala500/1
Sam Ryder500/1
Taylor Pendrith500/1
Cole Hammer600/1
J.J Spaun600/1
Matthew Southgate600/1
Brad Kennedy750/1
Dylan Wu750/1
Fabian Gomez750/1
Hayden Buckley750/1
Johannes Veerman750/1
Pierceson Coody750/1
Rikuya Hoshino750/1
Thomas Aiken750/1
Wade Ormsby750/1
Alvaro Ortiz1000/1
Chris Baker1000/1
Dave Coupland1000/1
Matthias Schmid1000/1
Paul Barjon1000/1
Rick Lamb1000/1
Taylor Montgomery1000/1
Tyler Strafaci1000/1
Wilson Furr1000/1
Yosuke Asaji1000/1
Zach Sucher1000/1
Andy Pope1500/1
Charles Osborne1500/1
Dylan Meyer1500/1
Hayden Springer1500/1
Joe Highsmith1500/1
Joe Long1500/1
Luis Gagne1500/1
Michael Johnson1500/1
Stephen Allan1500/1
Andrew Kozan2000/1
Carson Schaake2000/1
Christopher Crawford2000/1
Eric Cole2000/1
Kyle Westmoreland2000/1
Luis Barco2000/1
Matthew Sharpstene2000/1
Spencer Ralston2000/1
Zach Zaback2000/1
Davis Shore2500/1
James Hervol2500/1
Mario Carmona2500/1
Roy Cootes2500/1

DAY 3 – MADE IN HIMMERLAND – WAGGLE DUFF LEADERBOARD

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#NamePoints
1MartenEriksson137
2Marrs_Jordan105
3Spinney12103
43PuttOnly97
5LinksAndWhiskey95
6Chief142593
7M30kle92
8IanScagnelli85
9Andrew_Tizzard83
10DriscollMania70
11GuyStacey165
12GolfFather65
13SebMax3365
14RichMellers60
15GolfTipster560
16GaryCrooks1158
17Prince_Aled57
18JohnFo8980593355
19Nikati51
20RichCrow201050
21Jeremy_Hartle47
22CliveWinward45
23JRSpratt43
24lewisbroley8842
25HoleSaleGolf40
26Mark3474778740
27GolfSportint5540
28CoxyYork38
29BenCallanan236
30MattTizzard33
31CarlosSunday30
32George12X28
3347_Irish28
34ThirtySixHoles28
35NeverUpNeverIn126
36Steve_Br823
37GrizzleyBear7223
38Sammie_D9623
39AmitMoh23
40WerzalGummage21
41Golfbynos19
42Fan70Sports18
43GolfWriterKiel18
44Forritouno16
45JimmyFitz16
46DerekDavidson13
47LeoDuckett11
48Bagshaw211211
49Stephen_Donnelly_9
50ShawnBell8
51GiraffeHK8
52Adam876103828
53ThomsonGolf948
54Sullster1016
55JoePublicGolf6
56JtotheT774
57TintinandGolf4
58AndrewYJohnston0
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PLAYER POINS

Player Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4Total
ANGLES, Pep0
ANTCLIFF, Maverick0
ARMITAGE, Marcus22
ARNAUS, Adri22
AXELSEN, John52227
BAEK, Peter Launer22
BERTASIO, Nino*527
BESSELING, Wil527
BJERREGAARD, Lucas22
BJÖRK, Alexander*12517
BJØRN, Thomas*22
BLAND, Richard*107522
BROBERG, Kristoffer0
BROWN, Steven*22
CALDWELL, Jonathan*527
CAMPILLO, Jorge*22
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro0
CANTER, Laurie521017
CHANG, Yikeun*10212
CHESTERS, Ashley*0
COCKERILL, Aaron0
COUPLAND, Dave*0
CROCKER, Sean*0
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo*22
DEL REY, Alejandro22
DETRY, Thomas*22
DRYSDALE, David0
DUBUISSON, Victor*0
DUNNE, Paul0
ELVIRA, Nacho*0
ENOCH, Rhys0
EVANS, Ben*0
FARR, Oliver*527
FDEZ-CASTAÑO, Gonzalo*0
FELTON, Jarryd22
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro0
FISHER, Ross527
FORD, Matt*0
FOX, Ryan*0
GAGLI, Lorenzo22
GALLACHER, Stephen1212
GANDY, Tom0
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian22
GEARY, Josh7512
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste*0
GREEN, Gavin0
GUEDRA, Adam*0
GUERRIER, Julien*22
HANSEN, Joachim B.0
HANSON, Peter*0
HARDING, Justin*0
HAVRET, Grégory0
HEBERT, Benjamin0
HEISELE, Sebastian0
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus*22
HEND, Scott0
HILL, Calum22
HØJGAARD, Nicolai22
HØJGAARD, Rasmus0
HORSEY, David*22
HOWELL, David*0
JAMIESON, Scott0
JENSEN, Lasse0
JOHNSTON, Andrew*0
JORDAN, Matthew0
KARLBERG, Rikard0
KASKE, Janne0
KAWAMURA, Masahiro*57517
KEARNEY, Niall*0
KEYSER, Mathiam77
KIEFFER, Maximilian*0
KIM, Sihwan0
KITAYAMA, Kurt*21012
KJELDSEN, Søren22
KORHONEN, Mikko0
LAGERGREN, Joakim1212
LANGASQUE, Romain22
LAPORTA, Francesco0
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo*10717
LAW, David*527
LEE, Min Woo*22
LEMKE, Niklas0
LEVY, Alexander*22
LI, Haotong*0
LORENZO-VERA, Mike*22
LUITEN, Joost*52512
MACINTYRE, Robert22
MADSEN, Morten Ørum0
MANSELL, Richard*0
MCEVOY, Richard*0
MCLEOD, Jake*0
MERONK, Adrian22
MIGLIOZZI, Guido22
MOLINARI, Edoardo*0
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard7512
MORRISON, James0
NIENABER, Wilco0
OLESEN, Thorbjørn*527
ORMSBY, Wade*22
OTAEGUI, Adrian22
PAISLEY, Chris*22
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios527
PARATORE, Renato*22
PAVAN, Andrea*0
PAVON, Matthieu22
PEPPERELL, Eddie*22
PETERSON, Paul*0
PIGEM, Carlos0
POKE, Benjamin0
PORTEOUS, Garrick22
PORTEOUS, Haydn*22
PULKKANEN, Tapio22
QUIROS, Alvaro*0
RAI, Aaron0
RAMSAY, Richie*0
RITTHAMMER, Bernd0
ROCK, Robert0
ROUSSEL, Robin0
RUUSKA, Lauri10212
SADDIER, Adrien0
SANDBORG, Jesper0
SCALISE, Lorenzo0
SCHMITT, Max*77
SCHNEIDER, Marcel*0
SCHWAB, Matthias*57517
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin0
SCRIVENER, Jason*257
SENIOR, Jack0
SHARMA, Shubhankar*21012
SHARVIN, Cormac*0
SHINKWIN, Callum22
SIEM, Marcel*0
SIMONSEN, Martin0
SIMSBY, Trevor*0
SLATTERY, Lee*0
SMITH, Jordan*257
SODERBERG, Sebastian*77
SORDET, Clément*0
SOUTHGATE, Matthew*0
STALTER, Joël*0
STONE, Brandon22
STORM, Graeme*0
SULLIVAN, Andy22
SURI, Julian0
SYME, Connor*0
TREE, Toby*0
VAN DRIEL, Darius*0
VAN MEIJEL, Lars0
VEERMAN, Johannes*0
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*0
WHITNELL, Dale*5712
WIESBERGER, Bernd10171037
WINTHER, Jeff*22
WOOD, Chris0
WU, Ashun*5712
YONGCHAROENCHAI, Suradit*22
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TEAM BREAKDOWN

Next to your name is next to a number. To see your teams individual scores, scroll down to that number in the final table below (you may need to scroll a little while!)

Next to your name is next to a number. To see your teams individual scores, scroll down to that number in the final table below (you may need to scroll a little while!)

#Name
1GuyStacey1
2GolfFather
3M30kle
4Sullster101
5MartenEriksson
6George12X
7Chief1425
8Fan70Sports
9GolfWriterKiel
10CliveWinward
11ShawnBell
12JRSpratt
13IanScagnelli
14JtotheT77
15BenCallanan2
16LinksAndWhiskey
1747_Irish
18MattTizzard
19lewisbroley88
20Steve_Br8
21SebMax33
22Andrew_Tizzard
23GaryCrooks11
24Spinney12
25CoxyYork
26Golfbynos
27Forritouno
28GiraffeHK
29HoleSaleGolf
30JoePublicGolf
31Adam87610382
32Mark34747787
33LeoDuckett
34Marrs_Jordan
35CarlosSunday
36GolfSportint55
37JohnFo89805933
38JimmyFitz
39NeverUpNeverIn1
403PuttOnly
41GrizzleyBear72
42ThomsonGolf94
43ThirtySixHoles
44WerzalGummage
45Jeremy_Hartle
46Bagshaw2112
47RichMellers
48TintinandGolf
49AndrewYJohnston
50GolfTipster5
51RichCrow2010
52Prince_Aled
53Stephen_Donnelly_
54DerekDavidson
55Sammie_D96
56DriscollMania
57AmitMoh
58Nikati
 POINTSTotalRound 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4
1GuyStacey165201850
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo*1710700
 BONUS 20 ->20
2GolfFather651013200
 ARNAUS, Adri40200
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 KITAYAMA, Kurt*1202100
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 BONUS 20 ->20
3M30kle922530150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 BONUS 20 ->20
4Sullster10160400
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
5MartenEriksson1372040200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd741017100
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 OTAEGUI, Adrian20200
 BJÖRK, Alexander*1701250
 BONUS 20 ->20
6George12X28101150
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*40200
 SURI, Julian00000
 BESSELING, Wil75200
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 BONUS 20 ->
7Chief1425931031150
 WIESBERGER, Bernd741017100
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 COCKERILL, Aaron00000
 BJÖRK, Alexander*1701250
 BONUS 20 ->
8Fan70Sports185650
 SULLIVAN, Andy40200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
9GolfWriterKiel185650
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
10CliveWinward4551350
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 SHINKWIN, Callum20200
 SYME, Connor*00000
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 BONUS 20 ->20
11ShawnBell80600
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 RAMSAY, Richie*00000
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
12JRSpratt431021100
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 ARNAUS, Adri20200
 SURI, Julian00000
 BONUS 20 ->
13IanScagnelli852028150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 BONUS 20 ->20
14JtotheT7740400
 HANSEN, Joachim B.00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 HARDING, Justin*00000
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 PAISLEY, Chris*20200
 BONUS 20 ->
15BenCallanan236521100
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 MACINTYRE, Robert20200
 BJÖRK, Alexander*1701250
 SOUTHGATE, Matthew*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
16LinksAndWhiskey951528150
 SCHWAB, Matthias*345750
 MACINTYRE, Robert20200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 LANGASQUE, Romain20200
 SOUTHGATE, Matthew*00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
1747_Irish28101150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 CAÑIZARES, Alejandro00000
 KORHONEN, Mikko00000
 BONUS 20 ->
18MattTizzard3310650
 LUITEN, Joost*245250
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 LEMKE, Niklas00000
 RITTHAMMER, Bernd00000
 BONUS 20 ->
19lewisbroley884251000
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*145200
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 OTAEGUI, Adrian20200
 LEE, Min Woo*20200
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
20Steve_Br82301650
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 DUBUISSON, Victor*00000
 BJÖRK, Alexander*1701250
 BONUS 20 ->
21SebMax3365101350
 SCHWAB, Matthias*345750
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 OTAEGUI, Adrian20200
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
22Andrew_Tizzard831521100
 WIESBERGER, Bernd741017100
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 SYME, Connor*00000
 FISHER, Ross75200
 BONUS 20 ->
23GaryCrooks11581526150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
24Spinney121031526250
 WIESBERGER, Bernd741017100
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 KITAYAMA, Kurt*1202100
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
25CoxyYork3851150
 SCHWAB, Matthias*345750
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 MERONK, Adrian20200
 DUBUISSON, Victor*00000
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
26Golfbynos195950
 HANSEN, Joachim B.00000
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 SYME, Connor*00000
 SOUTHGATE, Matthew*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
27Forritouno165650
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 LEE, Min Woo*20200
 SURI, Julian00000
 BONUS 20 ->
28GiraffeHK80600
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 HANSEN, Joachim B.00000
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 KJELDSEN, Søren20200
 BONUS 20 ->
29HoleSaleGolf405850
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*40200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 ARMITAGE, Marcus20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
30JoePublicGolf60400
 SULLIVAN, Andy40200
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 DUBUISSON, Victor*00000
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
31Adam8761038280600
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido40200
 HARDING, Justin*00000
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 ORMSBY, Wade*20200
 PARATORE, Renato*20200
 BONUS 20 ->
32Mark34747787405800
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*145200
 HILL, Calum20200
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 LEE, Min Woo*20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
33LeoDuckett115400
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*40200
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 MANSELL, Richard*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
34Marrs_Jordan1051523100
 WIESBERGER, Bernd741017100
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 STONE, Brandon20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
35CarlosSunday300800
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 OTAEGUI, Adrian20200
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
36GolfSportint55405800
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*145200
 MACINTYRE, Robert20200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 STONE, Brandon20200
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
37JohnFo8980593355513150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 DETRY, Thomas*20200
 KITAYAMA, Kurt*1202100
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
38JimmyFitz1604100
 HILL, Calum40200
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 HARDING, Justin*00000
 KITAYAMA, Kurt*1202100
 SURI, Julian00000
 BONUS 20 ->
39NeverUpNeverIn126101150
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido20200
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 BONUS 20 ->
403PuttOnly971530150
 SCHWAB, Matthias*345750
 WIESBERGER, Bernd371017100
 LANGASQUE, Romain20200
 LEVY, Alexander*20200
 MERONK, Adrian20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
41GrizzleyBear722310650
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 SYME, Connor*00000
 RAMSAY, Richie*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
42ThomsonGolf9480600
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido40200
 OTAEGUI, Adrian20200
 SOUTHGATE, Matthew*00000
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 HILL, Calum20200
 BONUS 20 ->
43ThirtySixHoles28511100
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido40200
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 RAMSAY, Richie*00000
 SMITH, Jordan*70250
 BONUS 20 ->
44WerzalGummage215950
 MERONK, Adrian40200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SURI, Julian00000
 BONUS 20 ->
45Jeremy_Hartle47510100
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 MERONK, Adrian20200
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai20200
 SMITH, Jordan*70250
 BONUS 20 ->20
46Bagshaw2112115600
 CHESTERS, Ashley*00000
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 DUBUISSON, Victor*00000
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 BONUS 20 ->
47RichMellers601513100
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
48TintinandGolf40400
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 HILL, Calum20200
 ARNAUS, Adri20200
 HEISELE, Sebastian00000
 KIEFFER, Maximilian*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
49AndrewYJohnston00000
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 JOHNSTON, Andrew*00000
 RAI, Aaron00000
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SURI, Julian00000
 BONUS 20 ->
50GolfTipster560102800
 HØJGAARD, Nicolai40200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 MERONK, Adrian20200
 AXELSEN, John2752200
 JENSEN, Lasse00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
51RichCrow20105058150
 MIGLIOZZI, Guido40200
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 LUITEN, Joost*125250
 KITAYAMA, Kurt*1202100
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
52Prince_Aled57151550
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 BLAND, Richard*2210750
 STONE, Brandon20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
53Stephen_Donnelly_95400
 FOX, Ryan*00000
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 DETRY, Thomas*20200
 MOLINARI, Edoardo*00000
 VEERMAN, Johannes*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
54DerekDavidson135600
 HILL, Calum40200
 MACINTYRE, Robert20200
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*75200
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SYME, Connor*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
55Sammie_D962351150
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 PEPPERELL, Eddie*20200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 SOUTHGATE, Matthew*00000
 BONUS 20 ->
56DriscollMania70201850
 OLESEN, Thorbjørn*145200
 SCHWAB, Matthias*175750
 PARATORE, Renato*20200
 HEBERT, Benjamin00000
 LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo*1710700
 BONUS 20 ->20
57AmitMoh2356100
 MACINTYRE, Robert40200
 CANTER, Laurie1752100
 RAI, Aaron00000
 NIENABER, Wilco00000
 STONE, Brandon20200
 BONUS 20 ->
58Nikati51101100
 WIESBERGER, Bernd2010
 SULLIVAN, Andy20200
 HØJGAARD, Rasmus00000
 SCHMITT, Max*70700
 STONE, Brandon20200
 BONUS 20 ->20

WAGGLE DUFF OPEN – GRAN CANARIA OPEN

Welcome back everybody! Waggle Duff returns, and firstly this week will be the European Tour due to the reduced “teamed” field at Zurich (poor planning by me)

Below is the player list and rules.

  1. Tweet 5 players to @WaggleDuff on twitter, ensure you use the hashtag #WAGGLE69
  2. Your first pick is your captain and will score double points
  3. You must pick 2 players who are 50/1 or greater, as per the list below.

*Deadline is strictly the first T-Shot on Thursday*

Antoine Rozner14/1
Matthias Schwab20/1
Andy Sullivan22/1
Sam Horsfield22/1
Kurt Kitayama25/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello25/1
Calum Hill28/1
Fabrizio Zanotti30/1
John Catlin30/1
Joost Luiten33/1
Kalle Samooja33/1
Mikko Korhonen33/1
Romain Langasque33/1
Victor Dubuisson33/1
Justin Harding35/1
Mike Lorenzo-Vera35/1
Garrick Higgo40/1
Guido Migliozzi40/1
Jamie Donaldson40/1
Joachim B. Hansen40/1
Johannes Veerman40/1
Marcus Armitage40/1
Wil Besseling40/1
Sean Crocker45/1
Thorbjorn Olesen45/1
Adri Arnaus50/1
Dean Burmester50/1
Maximilian Kieffer50/1
Adrian Otaegui55/1
Andrew Johnston60/1
Masahiro Kawamura66/1
Niklas Lemke66/1
Paul Waring66/1
Jeff Winther70/1
Jordan Smith70/1
Justin Walters70/1
Matthew Jordan70/1
Alexander Bjork80/1
Ashun Wu80/1
Connor Syme80/1
Dale Whitnell80/1
Eddie Pepperell80/1
Jorge Campillo80/1
Nino Bertasio80/1
Ross Fisher80/1
Scott Jamieson80/1
Alexander Levy100/1
Benjamin Hebert100/1
Louis De Jager100/1
Pablo Larrazabal100/1
Pep Angles100/1
Richie Ramsay100/1
Matthew Southgate110/1
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez110/1
Steven Brown110/1
Adrian Meronk125/1
Alejandro Canizares125/1
Ashley Chesters125/1
Darius Van Driel125/1
Gaganjeet Bhullar125/1
Jack Senior125/1
James Morrison125/1
Maverick Antcliff125/1
Ondrej Lieser125/1
Sebastian Heisele125/1
Aaron Cockerill150/1
Austin Bautista150/1
Chris Wood150/1
Garrick Porteous150/1
Grant Forrest150/1
Joakim Lagergren150/1
Julien Guerrier150/1
Lorenzo Gagli150/1
Nicolai Hojgaard150/1
Richard Bland150/1
Richard McEvoy150/1
Cormac Sharvin175/1
Francesco Laporta175/1
Gonzalo F-Castano175/1
Julian Suri175/1
Sebastian Soderberg175/1
Shubhankar Sharma175/1
Alejandro Del Rey200/1
Clement Sordet200/1
David Drysdale200/1
Marcel Schneider200/1
Matthieu Pavon200/1
Nacho Elvira200/1
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen200/1
Ricardo Santos200/1
Richard Mansell200/1
Rikard Karlberg200/1
Soren Kjeldsen200/1
Zander Lombard200/1
Adrien Saddier250/1
Eduard Rousaud250/1
Jake McLeod250/1
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet250/1
Lars Van Meijel250/1
Lucas Bjerregaard250/1
Matt Ford250/1
Max Schmitt250/1
Pedro Oriol250/1
SSP Chawrasia250/1
Scott Fernandez250/1
Sihwan Kim250/1
Toby Tree250/1
Tom Sloman250/1
Ajeetesh Sandhu300/1
Dave Coupland300/1
David Law300/1
Oliver Farr300/1
Oliver Wilson300/1
Peter Hanson300/1
Rhys Enoch300/1
Lee Slattery350/1
Paul Dunne350/1
Robin Sciot-Siegrist350/1
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia400/1
Alvaro Quiros400/1
Ben Evans400/1
Berry Henson400/1
Edoardo Molinari400/1
Eduardo De La Riva400/1
Euan Walker400/1
Gregory Havret400/1
Jonathan Caldwell400/1
Niall Kearney400/1
Suradit Yongcharoenchai400/1
Andrea Pavan500/1
Benjamin Poke500/1
Haydn Porteous500/1
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez500/1
Joel Stalter500/1
Liam Johnston500/1
Oliver Fisher500/1
Pedro Figueiredo500/1
Robin Roussel500/1
Samuel Del Val500/1
Steven Tiley500/1
Tapio Pulkkanen500/1
Ross McGowan600/1
Yi-Keun Chang600/1
Carlos Pigem750/1
Raphael Jacquelin750/1
Tyler Koivisto750/1
Borja Virto1000/1
David Howell1000/1
Ignacio Urriza Fuentes1000/1
Janne Kaske1000/1
Oscar Sanchez1000/1
Tom Gandy1000/1
Carl Suneson1500/1

Kenya Savannah Classic 2021 – GOLF BETTING preview and TIPS

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Written by @MattTizzard for @WaggleDuff

WAGGLE DUFF fantasy golf returns to The PGA TOUR this week, you can see the format for the DELL WGC MATCHPLAY here.

Below is the betting preview for the KENYA SAVANNAH CLASSIC

KENYA SAVANNAH CLASSIC – BETTING PREVIEW

Déjà vu, here we are again. Karen Club, Kenya for our 2nd instalment of European Tour action from Africa. For the players, it’s a short 1-day break then back to it, as this event is run from TUESDAY – FRIDAY. The short 6900 course will again be a birdie fest, but we do expect some rain and maybe some storm delays on Tuesday.

I liked my plays last week, OTAEGUI, RAI and HANSEN threatened top 6 at times but didn’t quite get there. I did get carried away with covering a number of other players who were towards tiple digits. TONG LI withdrew and I will not continue my support, MOLINARI I poked at early Thursday morning, but he missed the cut.

I did catch HARDING after day 1 at 18/1 and I felt this was good value for money with SOUTH AFRICANS performing typically well. HARDING closed out a bogey free 66 to get the win on Sunday.

This week, I am going to go a little left wing away from the popular picks (RAI, HANSEN, VEERMAN) but give myself good value in returns. This course and field give you an opportunity to do. With many players threatening over the course of the MAGICAL KENYA OPEN.

  • For @GolfBets101 WGC Matchplay preview – click here
  • For @MattTizzard WGC Matchplay preview – click here

WHAT WE LEARNT FROM LAST WEEK

It is a short course and a birdie fest so being good off the Tee is key. Players that ripped apart the par 5’s and drove right down or on the short par 4s seemed to pick up the birdies necessary. The beast that is NIENABER ticks this box and is 33/1.

A lot of players can make the birdies on what is an easier course to climb the leaderboard. Again, I think this is a field to bet low but cover with many outsiders who have the game to potentially threaten, HEND gets there at 150/1.

I have a mix in my picks this week, although tempting to go with HARDING and KITAYAMA after last week, I am going to pass. I never like backing back-to-back winners and after watching KITAYAMA I did feel he was fighting his swing, particularly off the tee.

He was using his hands a lot through impact to flick the ball straight. I am not sure this is sustainable over another 4 days of tournament play, starting less than 48 hours after the MAGICAL KENYA OPEN.

SUMMARY OF PICKS

  • Wilco NIENABER 33/1 – (0.5u)
  • Niklas LEMKE 50/1 (0.75u E/W)
  • Pep ANGLES 70/1 – (0.25u E/W)
  • Soren KJELDSEN 125/1 – (0.25u E/W)
  • Scott HEND 150/1 – (0.25u E/W)

OTHER PLAYERS CONSIDERED

  • Justin HARDING
  • Aaron RAI
  • Adrian OTAEGUI
  • Dean BURMESTER

KEY STATS

GIR

Putting

Birdie Performance

Last week’s performance indicator

THE COURSE

Parkland style, tight but not as tight as appears on TV

Small greens, pushes me towards GIR stats

Short course compared to most.

RECENT WINNERS MAGICAL KENYAN OPEN (PLAYED ON SAME COURSE)

2021 –  Justin Harding

2019 – Guido Migliozzi

2018 – Lorenzo Gagli

2017 – Aaron Rai

2016 – Sebastian Soderberg

2015 – Haydn Porteous

2015 – Jake Roos

2013 – Jordi Garcia Pinto

2012 – Seve Benson

2011 – Mihiel Bothma

2010 – Robert Dinwiddie

Wilco NIENABER 33/1 – (0.5u)

Ticks the boxes for me off the Tee. Can rip the course apart if kept straight.  A little undetected in his -10 total for last week, however constantly a popular pick and tip.

Niklas LEMKE 50/1 (0.75u E/W)

LEMKE came T33 last week, remember it is the same course, and this was his worst finish in his last 5 appearances. LEMKE’s recent finishes are T9 (Cyprus), T11 (Joburg Open), T8 (Dubai DP World), T9 (Qatar Masters).

He also made more than enough birdies to challenge last week, just made a number of mistakes. LEMKE is in good form and if he can go a step further can get inside the Top 6. A good each way bet at 50/1/

Pep ANGLES 70/1 – (0.25u E/W)

Solid performance last week finishing T8th. A good price of 70/1 for ANGLES and the game to show. ANGLES ticks the boxes with the length and accuracy of the Tee and kept it quite straight last week. He ranked 6th T2G on the Friday and he ranked 1st off the tee on the Saturday, which indicates the swing is in place.

His approach play let him down, and that was the difference between his performance and KITAYAMA, particularly in round 1, ANGLES ranked 101st in approach play.

ANGLES is a recent winner on the Challenge Tour and this course has historically been a Challenge Tour venue. That combined with a watered-down field for the European Tour, there is no reason he can’t go one better this week.

Soren KJELDSEN 125/1 – (0.25u E/W)

A little emotional pick, but I noticed KJLEDSEN T14 after round 1 last week. I also looked back at his cards and he only dropped 6 shots all week. Where he failed was taking advantages of the Par 5’s and short Par 4’s which the bigger hitters will do.

When play starts tomorrow there is a good chance that rain, and storms may come into play. Someone like KJELDSEN with his tight compact swing and the way he plots round the course could get himself into contention. Particularly if those conditions come into pay.

If he can have a hot week with the putter, KJLEDSEN will be in with a chance, he is always going to find the greens in regulation, just maybe with slightly longer putts!

Scott HEND 150/1 – (0.25u E/W)

Exceptional price, considering HEND was right up there until the last round. He closed with a 73.

Although let’s not ignore the previous 67, 64, 68.

Within that 68 he effectively dropped 4 shots on the field on the short par 4 10th and par 5 11th. The game is there to pick the sticks up tomorrow and compete.

DAY 3 – WAGGLE DUFF LEADERBOARD – KENYA OPEN

#NamePoints
1DriscolMania112
2GolfSportint5595
3LinksandWhiskey92
4CliveWinward90
5Sammie_D9677
6DerekDavidson75
7M30kle72
8njholden70
9GirleyGolfer201370
10Steve_Br865
11JRSpratt65
12MyGhanaland65
13PhilTunstill62
143PuttOnly62
15CoxyYork62
16JimmyFitz60
17RichCrow201057
18BeenBane55
19PeterSmith27252
20GiraffeHK50
21Bagshaw211250
22AHawk30050
23LeoDuckett48
24ThirtySixHoles45
25D_Doback45
26Spinney1242
27JStanBets42
28GrizzleyBear7240
29GolfFather40
30GaryCrooks1140
31AmitMoh40
32Liam_Latimer40
33WerzalGummage40
34GolfWriterKiel40
35MartenEriksson40
36nicksmith_m40
37SebMax3338
38IanScagnelli37
39Steve_Donnelly33
40Marrs_Jordan33
41GolfTipster533
42TheMitchTobin33
43PaulJacksonGolf30
44MattTizzard30
45JoePublicGolf30
4647_Irish30
47Andrew_Tizzard30
48GuyStacey130
49AndrewYJohnston28
50Jeremy_Hartle16
51BrandanPoole11
52thejackal19618
53HoleSaleGolf8
54RichMellers8
55RyanBarney866
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Player Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4Total
B Herbert15217
A Meronk10212
S Horsfield10212
R Jaquelin10717
B Ritthammer102517
K Samooja1012527
C Hill107522
C Syme107522
J Suri55
J Harding571527
M Southgate5712
D Whitnell527
G Bhullar527
S Hend12517
R Ramsay77
D Burmester7512
K Kitiyama7512
G Higgo7512
J Donaldson22
J Senior22
S Kjeldsen22
J B Gonnet257
V Dubuisson22
G Migliozzi257
W Nienaber22
N Bertasio22
A Otaegui22
F Laporta22
L Van Meijel22
A Rai22
JB Hansen22
M Schwab22
R Santos22
O Wilson22
R Langasque22
S Garcia Rodriguez22
P Angles22
G Green22
J Veerman21012
J Schaper21012
G Coetzee22
J Walters22
N Lemke22
J Smith22
B Evans22
D Perrier22
M Schneider22
R Sciot-Siegrist22
J Luiten22
K Moon22
G Porteous22
D Fichardt22
G Forrest22
J Fahrbring22
JC Ritchie22
A Chesters22
B Poke22
R Karlberg22
S Vincent22
G Harvet 22
R McEvoy257
S Chege22
O Lieser22
R Bland22
L Slattery22
J Catlin22
M Kieffer22
A Cockerill22
L Scalise22
J Guerrier22
D Van Driel22
T Tree22
L Gagli22
R Wattel22
H Porteous22
L De Jager22
J Kruyswilk257
M Ford22
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 POINTSTotalRound 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4
1GrizzleyBear724010800
 V Dubuisson40200
 J Luiten20200
 S Horsfield1210200
 R Bland20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
2GolfFather4010800
 G Coetzee40200
 S Horsfield1210200
 J Donaldson20200
 J Smith20200
 H Tong Li0
 BONUS 20 ->20
3Spinney1242010100
 J Donaldson40200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Schawb20200
 J Schaper1202100
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
4AndrewYJohnston28011100
 G Migliozzi140250
 C Paisley0
 G Higgo120750
 A Otaegui20200
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->
5BrandanPoole110650
 C Paisley0
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Janewattananond0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->
6Steve_Donnelly33511150
 G Coetzee40200
 J Harding2757150
 J Janewattananond0
 J Catlin20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->
7M30kle72020200
 K Kitayama240750
 G Higgo120750
 J Veerman1202100
 J Smith20200
 J Catlin20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
8RyanBarney8660600
 J Janewattananond0
 A Otaegui20200
 A Rai20200
 C Sordet0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->
9Marrs_Jordan33511150
 A Rai40200
 J Harding2757150
 R Langasque20200
 Campilo0
 Armitage0
 BONUS 20 ->
10GiraffeHK5010850
 G Migliozzi140250
 S Horsfield1210200
 A Otaegui20200
 J Janewattananond0
 J Senior20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
11CliveWinward90518200
 J Harding5457150
 J Donaldson20200
 D Burmester120750
 J Janewattananond0
 J Smith20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
12PhilTunstill62515200
 G Coetzee40200
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Harding2757150
 V Dubuisson20200
 J Smith20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
13GolfTipster533011100
 G Higgo240750
 D Van Tonder0
 J Donaldson20200
 R Mansell0
 J Kruyswijk70250
 BONUS 20 ->
143PuttOnly6202050
 S Hend3401250
 R Langasque20200
 JB Hansen20200
 J Smith20200
 J Senior20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
15thejackal196180600
 J Donaldson40200
 N Lemke20200
 J Luiten20200
 J Janewattananond0
 M Kawamura0
 BONUS 20 ->
16JStanBets4201050
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 N Lemke20200
 O Lieser20200
 L Van Meijel20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
17CoxyYork62015150
 K Kitayama240750
 Veerman1202100
 JB Hansen20200
 W Nienaber20200
 L Van Meijel20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
18GolfSportint55952023250
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Samooja27101250
 G Bhullar75200
 J Harding2757150
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->20
19Steve_Br865023150
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Kitayama120750
 G Higgo120750
 J Janewattananond0
 R Ramsay70700
 BONUS 20 ->20
20PaulJacksonGolf300800
 G Coetzee40200
 M Schawb20200
 J Luiten20200
 J Campillo0
 V Dubuisson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
21Bagshaw211250013100
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Kitayama120750
 J Donaldson20200
 A Otaegui20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
22JRSpratt65251350
 A Otaegui40200
 M Armitage0
 G Bhullar75200
 C Syme2210750
 A Meronk1210200
 BONUS 20 ->20
23PeterSmith27252015100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 K Kitayama120750
 S Vincent20200
 J Catlin20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
24njholden70513200
 G Higgo240750
 D Whitnell75200
 S Schaper1202100
 J Kruyswijk70250
 S Lowry//////////0
 BONUS 20 ->20
25TheMitchTobin33511150
 A Rai40200
 G Coetzee20200
 J Harding2757150
 J Lagergren0
 G Fdez-Castano0
 BONUS 20 ->
26LinksandWhiskey921520100
 K Samooja54101250
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 G Bhullar75200
 J Walters20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
27Jeremy_Hartle1601150
 A Levy0
 G Higgo120750
 JC Ritchie20200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Kawamura0
 BONUS 20 ->
28MattTizzard300800
 JB Hansen40200
 A Otaegui20200
 L De Jager20200
 A Rai20200
 H Tong Li0
 BONUS 20 ->20
29MyGhanaland65513200
 D Whitnell145200
 S Schaper1202100
 J Kruyswijk70250
 G Higgo120750
 S Lowry//////////0
 BONUS 20 ->20
30GaryCrooks114001350
 G Coetzee40200
 K Kitayama120750
 J Donaldson20200
 J Janewattananond0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
31Sammie_D96771020200
 G Migliozzi140250
 J Harding2757150
 M Schawb20200
 M Southgate125700
 S Vincent20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
32BeenBane55513100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 K Kitayama120750
 G Bhullar75200
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->20
33AmitMoh4001350
 A Rai40200
 G Coetzee20200
 D Burmester120750
 W Nienaber20200
 S Soderberg0
 BONUS 20 ->20
34RichCrow201057515100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 G Higgo120750
 W Nienaber20200
 G Bhullar75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
35Liam_Latimer4051300
 J Donaldson40200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Schawb20200
 J Janewattananond0
 M Southgate125700
 BONUS 20 ->20
36JoePublicGolf300800
 J Donaldson40200
 M Schawb20200
 A Rai20200
 V Dubuisson20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
37ThirtySixHoles455850
 G Migliozzi140250
 JB Hansen20200
 D Whitnell75200
 L Van Meijel20200
 R Enoch0
 BONUS 20 ->20
3847_Irish300800
 M Schwab40200
 G Coetzee20200
 J Donaldson20200
 J Smith20200
 S Soderberg0
 BONUS 20 ->20
39Andrew_Tizzard300800
 J Luiten40200
 A Rai20200
 J Janewattananond0
 R Bland20200
 S Kjeldsen20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
40HoleSaleGolf80600
 G Coetzee40200
 A Rai20200
 JB Hansen20200
 E Molinari0
 A Quiros0
 BONUS 20 ->
41DriscolMania1121525250
 J Harding5457150
 K Samooja27101250
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Catlin20200
 R Langasque20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
42LeoDuckett481011150
 K Kitayama240750
 C Paisley0
 S Horsfield1210200
 J Schaper1202100
 L Bjerregaard0
 BONUS 20 ->
43DerekDavidson751518200
 G Coetzee40200
 J Harding2757150
 C Hill2210750
 W Nienaber20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
44AHawk3005001350
 G Higgo240750
 N Lemke20200
 D Van Tonder0
 L De Jager20200
 JC Ritchie20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
45WerzalGummage4010800
 W Nienaber40200
 J Catlin20200
 S Horsfield1210200
 A Rai20200
 S Sharma0
 BONUS 20 ->20
46GirleyGolfer201370201350
 S Horsfield2410200
 M Schawb20200
 J Smith20200
 Syme2210750
 C Sharvin0
 BONUS 20 ->20
47GolfWriterKiel4001350
 W Nienaber40200
 J Janewattananond0
 K Kitayama120750
 A Rai20200
 J Donaldson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
48D_Doback45013100
 R Langasque40200
 G Migliozzi70250
 G Higgo120750
 J Janewattananond0
 JC Ritchie20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
49RichMellers80600
 J Donaldson40200
 J Janewattananond0
 R Mansell0
 G Coetzee20200
 A Rai20200
 BONUS 20 ->
50JimmyFitz60    
 G Higgo240750
 K Kitiyama120750
 C Paisley0
 L De Jager20200
 S Vincent20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
51GuyStacey1300800
 J Donaldson40200
 J Luiten20200
 G Coetzee20200
 V Dubuisson20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
52IanScagnelli3701050
 R Langasque40200
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 L De Jager20200
 R Bland20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
53MartenEriksson4001350
 M Schawb40200
 K Kitayama120750
 N Lemke20200
 J Lagergren0
 A Otaegui20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
54nicksmith_m4001350
 J Smith40200
 K Kitayama120750
 M Armitage0
 G Coetzee20200
 G Green20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
55SebMax3338011150
 K Kitayama240750
 S Schaper1202100
 M Armitage0
 D Van Tonder0
 G Coetzee20200
 BONUS 20 ->

MAGICAL KEYNA OPEN – BETTING PREVIEW

By @MattTizzard

For this weeks PGA TOUR Betting Preview click here – by @GolfBets101

MAGICAL KENYAN OPEN – BETTING PREVIEW

The European Tour heads to Africa now and begins with the Magical Kenya Open. Certainly, one from the B side of the European Tour schedule. This event has flicked between the Safari Tour, Challenge Tour and now European Tour . Still, we shake things up on WAGGLE DUFF and feature the Kenya Open this week.

There is a reason to put a case forward for many 3 digit players this week, its very exciting. Certainly a week to bet small and go for the higher odds players. I have tried to not get carried away, but you can make a case for and I have considered the following;

  • McEvoy – Tweeted about him earlier! 150/1
  • Kjeldsen – 150/1
  • Lars Van Meijel 150/1
  • Bjerregaard 175/1
  • Rithammer 175/1

However, below is who I have backed. This week I have got a little emotional over OTAEGUI and TONG LI. I believe statistically the other 3 are good performers!

SUMMARY OF PICKS

  • Louis De Jager – 55/1 – 1pt EW
  • Joachim B Hansen – 40/1 pt EW
  • Aaron Rai – 28/1 – 1pt EW
  • Adrian Otaegui – 40/1 – 0.5pt EW
  • Hao Tong Li – 125/1 – 0.5pt EW

KEY STATS

GIR

Putting

Birdie Performance

THE COURSE

Parkland style, tight but not as tight as appears on TV

Small greens, pushes me towards GIR stats

Short course compared to most.

RECENT WINNERS

2019 – Guido Migliozzi

2018 – Lorenzo Gagli

2017 – Aaron Rai

2016 – Sebastian Soderberg

2015 – Haydn Porteous

2015 – Jake Roos

2013 – Jordi Garcia Pinto

2012 – Seve Benson

2011 – Mihiel Bothma

2010 – Robert Dinwiddie

Louis De Jager 55/1 (1pt E/W)

Louis scored highest on the Golf Betting System model that I used for this event. He was also 4th on the official model used by Steve & Paul. The key difference is Driving accuracy will play a part in leading me towards some of my other picks below.

Louis flicks between African and European Tours, which I hope will put him right at home this week.

The South African doesn’t smash the trend of straight hitters, he’s a bit of a monster rather than someone that plots his way around the course. Yet, across the key stats of Driving, Approach, Putting, and Scrambling he has improved from 2019 into 2020.

He has made 9 of his last 10 cuts, which indicates the game is there He can now push on from the T10 in Cyprus late last year.

Joachim B Hansen 30/1 (1pt E/W)

I watched HANSEN at the BMW PGA last year and thought he looked excellent. Since then he has won the JOBURG OPEN and finished 9th last week in Qatar. Players in the typically do well here. I think HANSEN will relish returning to Africa and will be full of confidence come Thursday morning. He also smashes the ball striking stats, which will be important this week.

HANSEN had a good week last week and enters the Kenya Open in good form. His approach play was excellent, and this is a key stat for this week.

Aaron Rai – 28/1 (1pt E/W)

Ok, people know I like Rai a lot. Now using the GolfBettingSystem.com model, Aaron Rai ranks highly due to his putting stats.

Aaron also has a good finish this year, coming T18 in the Workday WGC, against the big boys may I add. A little like Adrian Otaegui he typically starts seasons slow and grows into them. I think this shift following such a good performance in a WGC event will give him a boost.

Aaron is great off the tee, good into the green and good with the putter. I have weighted GIR and putting as the key stats and he is 10th on my model.

Adrian Otaegui 40/1 (1pt E/W)

Ok, my last 2 picks are more on the gut then the stats. I know this isn’t what you read this for, but this is my justification! I would add, I was right with Spieth EW at the WASTE MANAGEMENT Phoenix Open a few weeks ago!

Apart from 2018, recent winners have been towards the -20 mark. What this means is players that can make birdies will do well, and we can look no further than Italian OTAEGUI. I said OTAEGUI starts seasons slow, and yet again he has. So potentially its now time to see him find a groove. Changing from the sandy Arabian courses to the more parkland Karen Club will suit him. There is also a correlation between tight Italian & Spanish courses and good performers in Kenya.

Adrian does frustrate me, in the last 3 weeks he has shot rounds in the 60s, so the game is there. It’s the consistency. I thought that given this week is a bit more of a parkland course, accuracy off the tee is important.

Either way, OTAEGUI has the long game and ranks 11th off the tee this season on Tour. He can certainly put himself in position. Also the KAREN CLUB isn’t the longest course on tour, which will suit his short, accurate play.

Everyone remembers what he did in Scotland, going crazy low to win. It’s in the locker and 40/1 against this field is a good bet.

Hao Tong Li – 125/1 (0.5pt E/W)

Before I start, Li is WELL OUT OF FORM but I have some justification.

It feels like Li has been kicking about for 10 years, well he actually has. He played when he was 14 in the Volvo China Open. This means now he is still only 25 years old, although he has a lot of experiences that can arm him for a big 2021. He’s played in all the majors, WGC and even in the Olympics. Between such events, he holds 6 wins across the European Tour, OneAsia Tour and PGA Tour China.

LI lead the PGA Championship last year by 2 strokes after round 1 last year. He has the experience and game to do well, despite a lack of form and maybe some motivation.

On paper, he doesn’t smash anything so more a gut pick. Either way, 125/1 is a ridiculous price! Surely if I stick with him his good week will come and we will have a lovely payout, right? (+EV pick?)

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship 2021 – ENTRY LIST & ODDS

Hi all, The European Tour is back! Please select your teams of 5 and tweet them to me @waggleduff before the end of Wednesday 20 January!

Remember 2 of your picks must be 50/1 or greater and your first pick will be your captain, scoring double points.

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ENTRY LIST AND ODDS

Justin Thomas6/1
Rory McIlroy6/1
Tyrrell Hatton12/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick14/1
Tommy Fleetwood14/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout28/1
Victor Perez28/1
Justin Rose30/1
Martin Kaymer30/1
Shane Lowry30/1
Bernd Wiesberger33/1
Lee Westwood33/1
Matt Wallace33/1
Andy Sullivan35/1
Robert MacIntyre35/1
Ian Poulter40/1
Thomas Pieters40/1
Mike Lorenzo-Vera45/1
Sami Valimaki45/1
Adri Arnaus60/1
Danny Willett60/1
Henrik Stenson60/1
Matthias Schwab60/1
Ross Fisher66/1
Thomas Detry66/1
Tom Lewis66/1
Antoine Rozner70/1
Joost Luiten70/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello70/1
Wilco Nienaber70/1
Adrian Otaegui80/1
Laurie Canter80/1
Andrew Johnston90/1
Dean Burmester90/1
Lucas Herbert90/1
Sean Crocker90/1
Aaron Rai100/1
Jamie Donaldson100/1
Jordan Smith100/1
Renato Paratore100/1
Romain Langasque100/1
Alexander Levy125/1
Brandon Stone125/1
Callum Shinkwin125/1
David Lipsky125/1
Francesco Laporta125/1
Garrick Higgo125/1
George Coetzee125/1
Hao Tong Li125/1
Joachim B. Hansen125/1
Paul Waring125/1
Rasmus Hojgaard125/1
Ryan Fox125/1
Scott Jamieson125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen125/1
Alexander Bjork150/1
Joakim Lagergren150/1
Justin Harding150/1
Kurt Kitayama150/1
Marcus Armitage150/1
Marcus Kinhult150/1
Masahiro Kawamura150/1
Mikko Korhonen150/1
Pablo Larrazabal150/1
Padraig Harrington150/1
Victor Dubuisson150/1
David Horsey175/1
Eddie Pepperell175/1
Fabrizio Zanotti175/1
Gavin Green175/1
Guido Migliozzi175/1
Jason Scrivener175/1
Jazz Janewattananond175/1
Kalle Samooja175/1
Marc Warren175/1
Richard Sterne175/1
Chris Paisley200/1
James Morrison200/1
John Catlin200/1
Jorge Campillo200/1
Julian Suri200/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat200/1
Minwoo Lee200/1
Nicolas Colsaerts200/1
Richie Ramsay200/1
Robert Rock200/1
Sebastian Soderberg200/1
Steven Brown200/1
Benjamin Hebert250/1
Graeme McDowell250/1
Grant Forrest250/1
Lucas Bjerregaard250/1
Matthew Southgate250/1
Maximilian Kieffer250/1
Zander Lombard250/1
Ashley Chesters300/1
Ashun Wu300/1
Edoardo Molinari300/1
Jeff Winther300/1
Julien Guerrier300/1
Justin Walters300/1
Lorenzo Gagli300/1
Matthieu Pavon300/1
Nacho Elvira300/1
Scott Hend300/1
Shubhankar Sharma300/1
Soren Kjeldsen300/1
Stephen Gallacher300/1
Wade Ormsby300/1
Alvaro Quiros400/1
Tapio Pulkkanen400/1
Chris Wood500/1
David Drysdale500/1
David Law500/1
Gaganjeet Bhullar500/1
Haydn Porteous500/1
Joel Stalter500/1
Nino Bertasio500/1
Oliver Fisher500/1
Oliver Wilson500/1
Richard McEvoy500/1
Robert Karlsson500/1
Ross McGowan500/1
Thomas Aiken500/1
Kristoffer Broberg600/1
Andrea Pavan750/1
Thomas Bjorn750/1
Arjun Gupta1000/1
David Howell1000/1
Raphael Jacquelin1500/1
Ahmed Marjan2000/1
Ahmed Skaik3000/1

SONY OPEN PREVIEW

The PGA Tour continues its Hawaii swing with the Sony Open. Wai’alae Country Club is a Par 70, 7,044 yards, and has Bermuda greens.

In 2019, Matt Kuchar was quoted saying that Wai’alae reminded him of Harbour Town and of Colonial. This led me to look at Harbour Town (RBC Heritage) and Colonial Golf Course (Charles Schwab Challenge) as correlated courses. Other golf courses that have some similarities with Wai’alae are El Camaleon (Mayakoba Classic), and Sea Island Golf Course (RSM Classic).

The last 5 winners of the Sony Open are Cameron Smith, Matt Kuchar, Patton Kizzire, Justin Thomas, and Fabian Gomez. Reviewing their scorecards from their events, I found some key stats to look at this week. Over the last 5 years, the winner of this event has averaged: 4.41 Strokes Gained Approach, 7.86 Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, 7.05 Strokes Gained Putting, 76.66% Greens in Regulation, and 307.58-yard average driving distance. Perhaps the most important stat will be Par 5 scoring. There are only two Par 5s on this course, and golfers must score on these Par 5s.

Cameron Smith (2020) Par 5 Performance: 8 total Par 5s, 5 Birdies

Matt Kuchar (2019) Par 5 Performance: 8 total Par 5s, 6 Birdies, 1 Eagle

Patton Kizzire (2018) Par 5 Performance: 8 total Par 5s, 4 Birdies

Justin Thomas (2017) Par 5 Performance: 8 total Par 5, 6 Birdies, 2 Eagles

Fabian Gomez (2016) Par 5 Performance: 8 total Par 5s, 3 Birdies, 1 Eagle

Therefore, the key stats I used for this week were: SG: Tee-to-Green, SG: Approach, Greens in Regulation, SG Putting, Good Drives %, Distance, Putting Average, Par 5 Birdie or Better, Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 yards).

Sony Open Tips

Webb Simpson 14-1 (Bet MGM)

Webb is coming off a decent performance at Kapalua in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Webb shot -16 with 1 Eagle, 22 birdies, 6 bogeys, and 1 double. Webb has 5 straight Top 20 finishes at the Sony Open finishing – 3rd, T4th, T13th. T13th, T13th.

Webb Simpson won the RBC Heritage in 2020 and finished T16th in 2019, and T5th in 2018.

Using ShotLink data from 2020, Webb Simpson excels in almost all of the key stats I looked at for this week. Among the golfers in this field, Webb Simpson is 6th Tee-to-Green, 4th Approach, 7th Greens in Regulation, 6th Putting, 1st Putting Average, 15th Par 5 Scoring, and 5th in Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 yards).

Daniel Berger 20-1 (BetMGM)

Berger is also coming off a nice showing at Kapalua. He shot -19 with 23 birdies and 4 bogeys. Berger’s course form isn’t as good as Webb’s but Berger has not missed a cut the last 5 times, he has played this course.

In 2020, Berger won at Colonial, and finished T5 at Harbour Town.

Among the golfers in this field, Daniel Berger ranks: 5th Tee-to-Green, 17th Approach, 10th Putting, 1st Par 5 Birdie or Better, 2nd Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 yards).

Kevin Kisner 33-1 (DraftKings)

Kisner got the rust off by playing in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Kisner didn’t have an overly impressive performance finishing -14 with 1 eagle, 19 birdies, and 7 bogeys. However, a strong Sunday performance has Kisner trending in the right direction.

Kisner’s first appearances at Sony were less than stellar, but he’s drastically improved over his last 5 tries. Over the last 5 years, Kisner is 5/5 on made cuts, he has 3 Top 5 finishes, and added one more Top 25 in that span as well.

Among golfers in this field, Kisner is 8th in Putting and 3rd in Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 yards). Kisner is an accurate hitter, a good putter, and a consistent golfer.

Charles Howell III 66-1 (DraftKings)

Charles Howell did not play last week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, but this is a course he loves playing on. Howell has played the Sony Open 19 times dating back to 2002. He has never missed a cut at this event and has 10 Top 10 finishes. He has 7 Top 20 finishes over the last 9 years. Howell is not a golfer who will stick out in stat models, but he can drive the ball and give himself birdie opportunities. 66-1 is a good price for a guy who has shown he has Top 10 upside on this course.

Sebastian Munoz 66-1 (DraftKings)

Sebastian Munoz played in the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week and got off to a rough start. After Round 1, Munoz was +2 while recording 5 bogeys in the round. Rounds 2-4 were much kinder to him, as he recorded 2 bogey-free rounds and only one bogey in Round 3. Munoz finished the Sentry Tournament of Champions -16, with 22 birdies and 6 bogeys. Munoz has only played Sony twice, recording a Top 10 in 2019 and a missed cut in 2020.

Among golfers in this field, Munoz is 15th Tee-to-Green, 25th in Approach, 14th in Driving Distance, 20th in Par 5 Scoring, and 25th in Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 yards). Munoz was 5th among all PGA players in total birdies for 2020 (84 rounds), and through 2021 (32 rounds) is currently 3rd in total birdies. At 66-1, Munoz provides great scoring upside and if he can avoid bogeys could find himself near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

By @Golfbets101

Sony Open Hawaii – PREVIEW

Please submit your teams of 5 before the 1st Tee Shot on Thursday, entry list, odds and preview below. Remember, first pick is your captain (double points) and 2 players must be 50/1 or greater.

Good luck and thank you for playing!

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The Sony Open in Hawaii will kick off the 2021 Waggle Duff season. Professional golf on the whole will continue to look strange on our TV (at least we won’t have the made-up crowd noises like we see on the Darts) as the players get to grips with playing behind closed(ish) doors.

These are the events where the cold reality of COVID take effect. The Sony OPEN is Hawaii’s biggest charity golf fundraiser, and by having a reduced attendance (No pro-am, spectators and reduced volunteers) the numbers they would like to raise will not be at the same levels.

What we need is the pros to put on a show like last year, where we saw some real drama down the stretch.

Cameron Smith got up and down from the bunker on 18, for a clutch birdie and ensure a play-off with his final day playing partner, Brandan Steele. A play-off Smith won despite a huge block of the tee. He had to keep his 2nd shot low but he managed to pitch and run a beautiful shot from under the tree to 8 feet.

This kind of drama is what Hawaii and Golf Fans will need, especially as the sport is riding the crest of a wave of popularity, some big names are travelling to the island, including Collin Morikawa, Sergio Garcia, Pat Reed, oh and Vijay Singh!

PLAYERS & ODDS

Webb Simpson11/1
Collin Morikawa14/1
Harris English14/1
Patrick Reed14/1
Daniel Berger16/1
Joaquin Niemann20/1
Sung-Jae Im20/1
Abraham Ancer22/1
Hideki Matsuyama25/1
Kevin Kisner25/1
Ryan Palmer25/1
Cameron Smith28/1
Russell Henley30/1
Billy Horschel33/1
Matt Kuchar33/1
Zach Johnson33/1
Adam Scott35/1
Sergio Garcia35/1
Brendon Todd40/1
Emiliano Grillo40/1
Charles Howell45/1
Lanto Griffin45/1
Brian Harman50/1
Erik Van Rooyen50/1
Sebastian Munoz50/1
Jason Kokrak60/1
Russell Knox60/1
Talor Gooch60/1
Marc Leishman66/1
Patton Kizzire66/1
Tom Hoge66/1
Carlos Ortiz70/1
Chez Reavie70/1
Scott Piercy70/1
J.T Poston80/1
Keegan Bradley80/1
Kevin Na80/1
Matthew NeSmith80/1
Rory Sabbatini80/1
Si Woo Kim80/1
Branden Grace100/1
Brandt Snedeker100/1
Cameron Davis100/1
James Hahn100/1
Kyle Stanley100/1
Sepp Straka100/1
Cheng-Tsung Pan110/1
Charley Hoffman125/1
Chris Kirk125/1
Henrik Norlander125/1
Jim Furyk125/1
Mackenzie Hughes125/1
Matt Jones125/1
Stewart Cink125/1
Takumi Kanaya125/1
Brendan Steele150/1
Brian Stuard150/1
Jhonattan Vegas150/1
Michael Thompson150/1
Peter Malnati150/1
Austin Cook175/1
Bo Hoag175/1
Doug Ghim175/1
Nick Taylor175/1
Pat Perez175/1
Richy Werenski175/1
Adam Schenk200/1
Andrew Landry200/1
Brian Gay200/1
Brice Garnett200/1
Danny Lee200/1
Harry Higgs200/1
Hudson Swafford200/1
Mark Hubbard200/1
Troy Merritt200/1
Vaughn Taylor200/1
XinJun Zhang200/1
Andrew Putnam250/1
Anirban Lahiri250/1
Keith Mitchell250/1
Kramer Hickok250/1
Luke List250/1
Nate Lashley250/1
Robert Streb250/1
Roger Sloan250/1
Ryo Ishikawa250/1
Sunghoon Kang250/1
William Gordon250/1
Aaron Baddeley300/1
Bronson Burgoon300/1
Chris Baker300/1
Hank Lebioda300/1
J.J Spaun300/1
Jamie Lovemark300/1
Jim Herman300/1
Jimmy Walker300/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee300/1
Mark Anderson300/1
Rob Oppenheim300/1
Ryan Armour300/1
Ted Potter300/1
Tyler McCumber300/1
Chase Seiffert400/1
David Hearn400/1
Fabian Gomez400/1
Joseph Bramlett400/1
Nick Watney400/1
Robby Shelton400/1
Ryosuke Kinoshita400/1
Sam Ryder400/1
Satoshi Kodaira400/1
Scott Brown400/1
Tim Wilkinson400/1
Wesley Bryan400/1
Ben Taylor500/1
Brandon Hagy500/1
D.J. Trahan500/1
Davis Love500/1
Grayson Murray500/1
Jerry Kelly500/1
Jinichiro Kozuma500/1
Kevin Tway500/1
Michael Gligic500/1
Rhein Gibson500/1
William McGirt500/1
Y.E. Yang500/1
Hunter Mahan750/1
K.J Choi750/1
Matt Every750/1
Nelson Ledesma750/1
Rafael Campos750/1
Bo Van Pelt1000/1
Michael Kim1000/1
Mike Weir1000/1
Parker McLachlin1000/1
Shane Bertsch1000/1
Vijay Singh1000/1
Martin Trainer1500/1
Eric Dugas2000/1
Evan Kawai2000/1
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THE COURSE

Waialae Country Club is a historic 7044 yards which has been hosting the Professional Golf Open in Hawaii since 1965. As we have seen at the ToC last week, the ball is running, and I am expecting wedge play to be a key factor to success and consequently another -20 + winning score. This has been common over recent years, albeit from last year which was won at -11.

One defence is that Waialae only has 2 par 5’s which must be taken advantages of, including the Par 5 9th. Albeit this is a short par 5 it has out of bounds both sides, so if players try to step on it and go array, this can lead to drop shots.

The palm tree lined course is flat and by the seaside, so another traditional defence for the course is the winds that blow across the pacific. However, it does not look like this will be the case this week… Happy birdie hunting boys.

RECENT WINNERS

Only 5 players have won the Sony OPEN multiple times, this includes Hubert Green, Corey Pavin, Lanny Wadkins, Ernie Els & Jimmy Walker, who won in both 2014 & 2015.

2020 – Cameron Smith

2019 – Matt Kuchar

2018 – Patton Kizzire

2017 – Justin Thomas

2016 – Fabian Gomz

Good luck to everyone joining us for Waggle Duff this season and of course this week! Please submit your 5 picks to @waggleduff on twitter before the first t-shot is played. Full rules can be found here.

Have a good week

Matt Tizzard

@waggleduff

@MattTizzard

10 PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FOR ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR IN 2021

As we head into 2021, Waggle Duff previews The Top 10 players to look out for on The European Tour in 2021. The old, the new and a few flying quietly under the radar.

1 VIKTOR HOVLAND

When I see a date of birth with the year 1997, I get the shivers. I then tremble in my boots as I read what Viktor has achieved in a relatively short space of time.

2019 was when the Norwegian got going on the circuit, finishing as the best place amateur in both US Open and MASTERS events. He went on to get his first win at the Puerto Rico Open in February, and then again at The Mayakoba Golf Classic (thereby lifting the Puerto Rico Open curse; nobody has won the PR Open and gone on to win again!)

What has impressed me most with Hovland is the manor of the wins. Walking into the last round of the Mayakoba Classic, Viktor had to start fast, he opened with a par and then birdied 4 of the next 5. After dropping a shot at 12, he bounced back with back-to-back birdies. Sinking cutch puts, including a 12-footer to win by a shot on the last.

That takes guts and grit, and to have that at 23 years old I expect to see more T10’s and wins in 2021 as he improves.

Finally, Viktor has been consistent towards the back end of 2020, his last 3 events he has finished T15, 1st and 3rd at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. He is a reliable, dependable pick which will only mean a whole host of Waggle Duff points with him in your team.

2. MARTIN KAYMER

Right. Hear me out on this one. Martin is going to come back next year and get a WIN on The European Tour. Now yes, he has missed cuts when he’s been in The USA, but in Europe he’s more often that not been inside the T20 and often T10. Almost sneaking his way into the top page of the leaderboard, without any of us realising.

Recent European Tour Finishes

  • T14 – DP World Tour Championship
  • T37 – Golf in Dubai Championship
  • T5 – Italian Open
  • T10 – BMW PGA Championship
  • 2nd Andalucía Masters
  • T3 UK Championship’

Lets us also not forget that The German is a Major winner and 11 time European Tour Winner. He’s still only 35, despite it feeling like he’s been around forever. Also the stats around his golf game look strong. He’s above average of the tee (304yds), he’s better than average on puts per round (28.86) and he hits more greens than most (71%). For me, if he sinks the putts in 2021, we will all be delighted to see him with a trophy in his hands again.

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3. TYRELL HATTON

I am sure Tyrell is targeting WGC and Majors in 2021, despite a poor showing at the 3 majors in 2020. The Englishman has 3 wins since November 2019 in both The USA and European Tour. Impressively Tyrell won The BMW PGA Championship by 4 strokes, on a week he was a popular Waggle Duff pick. I thought winning on this type of course would be a gatekeeper to Augusta due to some similarities in course design and style, but unfortunately, he missed the cut in the Autumn.

Tyrell certainly plays on the whole better in Europe, but his stock continues to rise on The PGA Tour. He’s a fiery character that you wouldn’t want to play against. I was lucky enough to play match play against him as a UK County Player, and he was the same then. A massive desire to win that boils over at times, but you feel that the more you watch Tyrell, the more tolerant he has become.

I think Golf fans are warming to him and can see that his occasional anger can be misconstrued as passion. If he can make the cuts and get in the mix, I see him having a big part to play in 2021 Majors.

He certainly isn’t scared to win if he does get in the mixer. He’s battled the best at the WGC in Mexico and at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tyrell won beating the likes of; Bryson DeChambeau, Rory Mcilroy and Collin Morikawa.

I for one pray for a September show down… HATTON vs REED at The Ryder Cup! Let’s just hope Eddie Hearn doesn’t take hold of it and make PPV.

4. RASMUS HOJGAARD

Rasmus Hojgaard is so young he wasn’t alive for the millennium; he was born after the first Spice Girls album was released, and he was only 6 months old on 9/11, let that sink in.

A short while later, in August 2020 Hojgaard won for the 2nd time on the European Tour at The Belfry. Shooting a final round of 65 (-7) to get into the play off and then win. He finished that round 4 under for the last 6 (including a par on the par 5 15th), now that is some balzy scoring under pressure.

We see youngsters burst onto the scene, get the hype and then disappear. I’m thinking Manassero for example, but with Hojgaard you feel that he will only get better. I would like to see him improve on his course management, he is very aggressive, and goes for every pin, though if you were the 4th best off the tee on tour for 2020 you would take the aggressive lines!

Rasmus hasn’t played great the back end of 2020 since that win in August, missing a couple of cuts and only finishing inside the T40 once. However over the course of the season you would imagine he will build on his 6 top 10s and 2 wins. A good each way bet and a solid Waggle Duff pick, although with the hype, I don’t think he will tee off greater than 50/1!

5. AARON RAI

I’ve watched Aaron Rai a fair amount this year, and every time I think one thing. Robo-Golf. He is a methodical golfer, dedicated to the pre shot routine and the management of emotions. Obviously when you watch a duck gliding across a lake you don’t see the frantic feet swimming below and maybe that is the same with Aaron. However externally he always looks calm and very in control of himself and his game, despite only being 25 years old.

This was most apparent when Aaron won in Scotland on The European Tour (first ever Waggle Duff competition). Now he had some good fortune, I have not seen a poorer putting display at this level than Tommy Fleetwood’s on that final day, but Rai still got it done and closed out the tournament with a par on the first playoff hole.

The thing that stands out with Aaron is when he is on a good run, you get 4 solid weeks out of him, that’s when you have to back and pick him. In July 2017 on the Challenge Tour he had a run of; T8 in Prague, T4 Italy and then won the Le Vaudreuil Challenge the following week, 2 weeks later he finished 10th in Denmark.

On the European Tour, in 2018 he won the Hong Kong Open. In 2020 he finished the ISPS HANDA UK Championship in T15, came 2nd in The Irish Open, Won the Scottish Open and was 3rd in the Scottish Championships 2 weeks later. You can see a picture of improvement year on year as he develops on the European Tour.

Aaron is still a young man on tour, he has an older head on those young shoulders. He’s not anymore than man with 2 gloves, he finished 8th in the Race to Dubai and he’s a contender when he steps on the tee.

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6. SAMI VALIMAKI

Sami was flying under the radar a little, but by picking up the European Tour Rookie of the Year Award, his odds for 2021 competitions just shortened and commentators will now mention that every time he pops up on the fairway.

Especially when he runs good during a WGC or Major, expect the commentator to say “VALIMAKI, the ET rookie of the year for 2020.” Maybe take a shot of your favourite liquor every time you hear Paul McGinley’s mention it.

Sami self-confessed he didn’t expect his rise to happen so quickly, in only his sixth start he won the Oman Open 2020. He didn’t fade either, he had seven top 10 finishes which propelled him to 11th in the Race to Dubai.

I don’t believe he makes The Masters as it stands, due to being outside the T50 on the WGR. Sami admits that getting inside the T50 is his goal for 2021. However, there still is time for that to change early in the season, and Sami enters 2021 in good form, finishing 2020 strong in the DP World Tour Championships.

The only thing with Sami is he said he would rather win a Green Jacket over a Claret Jug, this is an issue on a personal level. Although, he did win on tour just 18 months after finishing military service in Finland, so fair play to him. I won’t hold his Green Jacket preferences against him.

7. ADRIAN OTAEGUI

Over the last 3 years Adrian has had opportunities to kick on and be a force on the European Tour. What he lacks is about 20/30 yards of the tee. Now I know that isn’t essential to play well, but it really does help as courses are longer than they have ever been.

Combine this with the Bryson factor and I think courses will lengthen again over the next few seasons, making that 300+ hit more important. Apart from length, Otaegui performs very well statistically, and as we have seen, he is a player that can shoot very low when he’s on song.

He’s one of them players that when he is on it, can get to 8, 9 and as we saw in Scotland 10 under par. That’s something that even some of the best players on tour can’t do. When I watch Otaegui in form, he looks a world beater. Fairways are rarely missed anyway, but his swing puts him in position on every hole. His putting stroke is also one I could watch all day, and I would suggest everyone watches his highlights from round 1 in Scotland last year.

Otaegui traditionally starts the season slow (2 T10’s in 3 years between January – March) but finds form and gets into a groove for 2/3 tournaments. He clearly prefers a scorable course and having that ability to blitz birdies means he will be a good pick on a Links in the summer, a Portugal Masters or even the English Championship at The Belfry this year. He has 3 wins in 4 years on the European Tour and again, he hit 2021 in good form despite traditionally being a slow starter.

I think Otaegui is one to track, he can take a win, experience and some hella low rounds from 2020. A solid 30-50/1 pick for 2021… post March!

8. LI HAOTONG

It feels like Li has been kicking about for 10 years, well he actually has. He played when he was 14 in the Volvo China Open. Which means now he is still only 25 years old, although he has a great deal of experiences which can arm him for a big 2021. He’s played in all the majors, WGC and even in the Olympics. In between such events, he holds 6 wins across the European Tour, OneAsia Tour and PGA Tour China.

The most notable win came in 2018 when he wont the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (a tournament Waggle Duff Fantasy Golf will cover in 2021) beating Rory McIlroy in a duel by one shot. Li also has some good finishes in Major Tournaments. He has played in 10, making the cut 8 times, which means he has a versatile game.

The best performance came in the 2017 Open at Royal St Georges, which still is a Chinese record at a Major championship, finishing in outright 3rd. Last year many will remember him taking a 2 shot lead into the PGA Championship, ok he fell away, but often this type of experience leaves a player hungry for more. What impressed me here, was that after round 1 he opened up round 2 with 2 birdies. In round 3 it was holes 5,6,7,8 that killed the challenge for the title. However, Li can take a lot away from his performance.

I believe if Li remains confident, he will win more, he clearly is comfortable mixing with the big guns. He isn’t in good form at the moment, and finished 2020 poorly on the European Tour, but I think after another solid season on the whole, it could be his time to kick on. He will be a good pick early on in the Waggle Duff Fantasy Golf season, you probably will struggle to get him at 50/1, especially when the tour gets into the far east, however a sneaky Major e/w pick would be wise. However, Li has some work to do to get into The Masters (167 in the world).

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9. ONDREJ LIESER

Lieser is the first player from the Czech Republic to gain a full playing card on the European Tour and I don’t think he is joining to enjoy that accolade alone, I believe he will go a lot further. Lieser joins a list of “notable” players who played on the Challenge Tour; Thomas Bjørn (1995), Justin Rose (1999), and Henrik Stenson (2000), are all former Challenge Tour players.

At the end of 2020 Lieser hit form, beating Richard Mansell to the Andalucía Challenge de Espana (Challenge Tour) and then winning the Challenge Tour Grand Final by 1 stroke. For me, this shows Lieser can close deals and has learnt to win when under pressure. These late wins propelled him to the Top of the Race to Mallorca, meaning he has a European Tour card for 2021. This is a high-pressure situation for golfers to compete in, knowing they are one round, one week or one month away from being promoted from Challenge to European Tour. The bread, dough and career is on the line.

For a big man, Lieser has a compact, repeatable swing, he looks a little like Matt Kuchar in the way he gets the club moving back round his body. I hope this means he will be able to hold it together early on in the season and get some Race to Dubai points early, despite probably being nervous.

He will also be full of confidence entering 2021. Similarly to Otaegui, I think he will be a player that grows into the season. Definitely worth tracking in 2021, particularly as Lieser will have some favourable odds, (100/1 +) at least to begin with.

10. JUSTIN HARDING

Ok, left-wing pick alert, but give me a chance. Justin is getting better each year on the tours. He is a veteran of the Sunshine Tour and Justin is slowly getting more starts at Majors and performing better on the European Tour. Up until 2018, he mainly played inside Africa but I think that will now change.

2020 was a good year for Justin, he finished 3rd in the British Masters and the Andalucía Masters. I want to see Justin put all the rounds together, and work on his consistency. At the BMW Championship at Wentwoth he opened with a 66 on the West Course, and looked solid. He was also a player I tipped for the tournament. It looked a good bet until he followed up Round 1 with an 81 on the 2nd day!

He also showed glimpses at Augusta, and I recall seeing him sneak onto the leaderboard pages early on.  Finally, in Saudi Arabia, Justin shot rounds of 68 and 67, but sandwiched them with 73 and 74. Consistency is what he needs to improve on.

However, despite this clear concern over his ability to put 4 rounds together on the European Tour, Justin has won and has been winning professional golf events for a long time. He has 10 professional wins across 10 years. You can see the incremental improvements over the years, and I think after winning in 2019 and having some good performances in 2020 he could well re-enter the winning circle in 2021.

Lets just hope he doesn’t pair with any slow players, Justin has been quite vocal about the pace of play on the European Tour!

This article has been written by Matt Tizzard, Organiser of Waggle Duff; a 100% free fantasy golf game played on twitter #opentoall #freeforall

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