Check out Niall Lyons' bets for the OHL Classic at the El Camaleon Golf club.
El Camaleon GC has cemented its place on the PGA tour for a number of years now and it is of no surprise that the OHL returns here once again. The Greg Norman designed course has it various times been difficult, but in the majority has been a scoreable track if you can keep it in play from tee to green. The course measures a shade below 7000 yards which generally means the shorter hitters have the opportunity to land a blow. None more so was this evident last year when Graeme McDowell beta Jason Bohn and Russell Knox in a playoff. Last year a more classical, technical game won through and with the rough grown an extra half inch for this year I will tend to side with that type of game once again.
Russell Knox slots in at the top of the market this week and it is understandable why. He is one of the best ball strikers in the game and with a runner up spot already posted here at this venue most hold every chance of playing well. I'd prefer to stake a few quid on the rookie JON RAHM this week however. He has impressed a fair bit since taking to the tour and whilst I have kept my powder dry on the Spaniard I feel this is the week where he could take the opportunity to get into the winners enclosure. It is a relatively weak field and if Rahm can build on the promise he has shown so far then he should contend once again. Since June he has posted a runner up, one third and five other top 25 finishes in only ten events played. That is an impressive run of figures and this lad clearly has a lot of game. His tee to green game should suit this layout and this is the first week I've been tempted to get involved with the talented youngster.
We last invested in the South Korean SI WOO KIM a few weeks back at the CIMB where he finished 10th and I'm inclined to give him another shot as I feel a second victory may not be too far away for this talented 21 year old. Plenty of golfers from this part of the world come with a lot of expectation and rarely deliver but Kim already has earlier this season at the Wyndham. There he romped to a 5 shot victory at 21 under par. Sedgefield is a track that rewards a solid tee to green game and ball striking, therefore Kim must be considered at El Camaleon where he finished 17th on debut last year. I'll be looking to land Kim's second win on tour as I feel it is inevitable and he is still slightly under the bookies radar.