The long awaited return to Valderrama has finally arrived and I for one am delighted the European Tour is back on one of the best courses on the continent. This course is absolutely stunning and it is no surprise it is back on the schedule having held a Ryder Cup and various other prestigious events. This is a course which suits a golfer who can keep it on the straight and narrow. All aspects of your game must be in good condition in order to score around here. Changes to the course recently may make it a shade easier off the tee but I won't be straying from the more accurate golfer in terms of a bet this week. Winners down the years include Fredrik Jacobson, Poulter, Rose, Montgomerie, McGinley, all golfers who are more renowned for their accuracy and strategy.

Cabrera Bello arrives here in the form of his life and despite the course not really suiting his game he holds every chance of appearing towards the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. All parts of his game are in great nick but I can't have the price of around 14/1. I'd be looking for more, especially considering the pressure he would be under on Sunday in his home country. Soren Kjeldsen is another whose one win in the last twelve months isn't a fair reflection of how he has been playing. He maybe deserves another although his putting certainly lets him down under pressure at times. He putted well at Augusta and he could go well again, however he is another who I can't support at the price of 16/1.

Everything points towards a big week for Sergio Garcia. In quite a weak field here I believe he has shown enough of late to be a class above these. A win in the Open De Espana back in 2002 was a long time ago for Serg and he'll be looking to improve on that record on a course he is quite familiar with. In the WGC Cadillac years here in 1999 and 2000 Garcia finished 7th and 5th on both occasions.

In 2011 he won the Andalucia Masters here at Valderrama so clearly this is one of the courses on tour more suited to his game. Wins at the Wyndham and Crans Sur Sierre in the past back up what we already know about Garcia's prowess around the tighter tracks. A made cut at a very tough Masters is certainly a positive.

Six top20 finishes in his last nine events, most in the States show us that Garcia is certainly hitting form at the right time. With the Ryder Cup only a few months away who would back against Sergio making a serious charge for the team. I would have preferred a point or two more in the price in all honesty but I feel is a very worthy bet this week.
Sergio Garcia - 4pts e/w @ 6/1Placed 2pts
I can't find an awful lot of value down this field and the only other one I'm tempted to back is Martin Kaymer. He hasn't shown an awful lot of late although making the cut last week at Augusta can be seen as a positive as it was very tough conditions around a track that really doesn't suit his eye. He has a lot of form around tracks where you need to play strategically. A win at the US Open, Links Championship and Sawgrass are a few examples. At Valderrama he finished 6th in 2007 and 2nd in 2008 at the Volvo Masters.

He is a classy operator on his day and has a silky putting touch which is no doubt required on these greens. 25/1 is more than fair for somebody who has a lot of prestigious titles tucked away. His inconsistency will plague him all his career I'd say, but when he comes to suitable venues at prices like this he must be supported.
Martin Kaymer - 1pt e/w @ 25/1Lost -2pts