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The Rocco Forte Open Betting Tips & Predictions 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open - Chris Paisley

The European Tour heads to the beautiful Italian island of Sicily this week for the picturesque Rocco Forte Open 2017. This is the first time the tournament has been held since 2012 and a composite course will be used this week at Verdura. Nine holes from the East course and nine holes from the West course will be used. Although it is absolutely stunning here, the final six holes will be played right along the Mediterranean coast so wind could well come into play.

The greens are pretty large and undulate gently which will help scoring but it has to be said; this is another very weak line-up on the European Tour this week, even though it is slightly better than the field that assembled for the Portugal Open last weekend. Native Italian Matteo Manassero is bound to be a very popular choice this week but he has never gone on from his initial teenage promise and may well be avoided at shortish odds. Let’s move on to this weeks’ picks.

Lasse Jensen

In such a mediocre field, there has to be plenty of value out there and I think we have found some in the shape of this Danish player who is severely underestimated by the bookmakers. He missed his last two cuts out in China but prior had a terrific T-3 finish in the quality Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which was a star-studded line-up. He was also T-4 in the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. If he can recapture that sort of form, he will take some beating around here.

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Chris Paisley

Another debutante on this course and a very inconsistent player but when he’s hot he is hot and these pretty big greens will suit him. He tasted success on the Challenge Tour and has struggled for the most part this season but any man that can play their best golf of the year in the Desert Swing can play serious golf. He was T-13 in the Qatar Masters and T-15 in the Dubai Desert Classic. It’s also worth noting that his best finish last year was here in Italy, when he was T-3 in the Italian Open.

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Gary Stal

Ridiculously massive price for a proven winner on both the European Tour and Challenge Tour with three wins between the two combined. The Frenchman has a very unorthodox golf swing which makes consistency difficult but when he’s in the mood he can be exceptional. He won in Abu Dhabi in 2015 and although he is having a very difficult season, this is probably the weakest field he will line up in so far. At these odds he is worth a small investment.

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