ISPS Handa World Super 6 Betting Tips and Predictions for this novelty event from the European Tour held at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Australia between Thursday 14th February to Sunday 17th February shown live on Sky Sports.
This event differs from the standard 72 hole strokeplay events we are used to seeing on the European Tour. The first 54 holes are played as a conventional strokeplay event, however after 54 holes the top 24 players will play 6 hole knockout matches to determine the winner come Sunday.
Type of player suited to the challenge
Fairways are generous for this event here in Perth, so shouldn’t be any problem finding the fairway from the tee box giving the biggest advantage to the better iron players in the field. As with most courses in Australia the greens are very responsive and quick meaning soft touch on the greens is required to do well here.
Thomas Pieters is well and truly “the name” in the field here and it’s no surprise to see the power packed Belgian leading the betting. His recent form has been solid, missing just one cut in his last 18 events. In his last 14 events he has achieved 12 top-30 finishes and we only need him to finish in the top 24 thru 54 holes for him to be in the knockout phase of the competition. Should he get there his matchplay is proven, as he became the highest scoring rookie in Ryder Cup history in Hazeltine back in 2016.
Perth native Lee will be hoping to continue his impressive progress in the pro game. He impressively made the quarter finals here last year as an amateur and he will look to go all the way this year. Lee finished fourth at the Saudi International thanks to two superb closing rounds of 63. This is a course he is familiar with and has a real positive attitude towards the event which is a huge plus. We expect Lee to go well this week.
Herbert was the only player last year to shoot all 3 of his rounds in the 60’s. The Australian finished third here last year and also made the knockout stages in 2017 too showing he has good form at this event. Although he’s coming here off the back of a bad round that ruled him out of the final round of the Vic Open last week, we think Lucas is still worth backing here this week.
Meesawat lead the tournament on the 54 hole strokeplay element by two shots and we expect the Thai player to go well again here at a big price. He’s finished in the top 20 in nine of his last 16 events and another top 20 finish here this week will put him in the play-offs again.