BMW International - Winner

Eichenreid remains the venue for the BMW this week in Munich and having held this event five times in the last nine years we know plenty about it. A par 72 just short of 7300 yards this course yields plenty of birdies. Generous from the tee with minimal danger in the rough players can open their shoulders and bombs away this week with the driver.

That won't be where it's won and lost though. To make the requisite birdies a stellar approach game or a very hot putter will be needed and if either of those departments don't show up you'll be up against it this week.

As ever, a few from the PGA Tour make the jaunt to Germany with the big sponsor and we see Horschel slotted in as deserved tournament jolly. Oosthuizen can play on the DPWT tour for the moment anyhow and fulfils a commitment no doubt made long before the LIV transfer. Similarly, Garcia makes the trip but with so much drama following these guys around right now they are quite easily avoided in the betting market until someone in that group begins to show any sign of form. 

Thomas Detry at 40/1 (Seven Places)

Thomas Detry played alongside Matt Fitzpatrick in the final group in the Scottish Open last year and fought out a playoff with Min Woo Lee who eventually conquered them both. It was a hard-fought battle and I'm sure Detry was pleased to see the Englishman realise his major potential last Sunday. He may need an injection of belief and a battle less than a year ago with the current US Open champion might just be the food for thought he needs.

He comes back to a course where he very nearly realised some of that potential early on his career with a runner-up finish here back in 2017. He has been plagued with one part of his game letting him down on each occasion. He played well from tee to green at the Dutch Open only to be let down by a badly behaved putter.

Good off the tee at the Porsche was cancelled out by an average approach game. The positive here is that his game off the tee has been solid his past two events and there's always a chance of competing if you're hitting it well with the driver. Detry is doing that and although this isn't a track that you'll bully with the driver, it only takes one good week on approach and he could taste success. I do believe he'll take a little inspiration from Fitzpatrick's win and at a course where he went very close before may even see similarities to the way in which the Englishman won the amateur before winning the biggee. 

1.5pts each-way T.Detry 40/1 (1/5 7)

Thomas Detry - 1.5pts e/w @ 40/1

Wil Besseling at 70/1 (Seven Places)

We backed Wil Besseling a few weeks ago in the Dutch at 80/1 and I'm amazed the same price is available this week. The Dutchman failed to perform at his home Open once again but got right back on the bike the following week almost winning the European Open bar a late surge from Kalle Samooja. He went on to perform extremely well on his maiden major outing finishing 56th in the US Open last week. He ranked 3rd in SG off the tee last week behind Woodland and Fitzpatrick and if showing no ill effects from the journey could make huge gains here once again in Germany.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the German carry over from Hamburg to Munich and Besseling is the most likely candidate. Of course this field is stronger than the 80/1 we got at the Dutch Open but that is largely down to a small handful of golfers, a few of which have gloom following them around. I certainly think he should be shorter in the market given what has played out since that missed cut three starts ago.

1pt each-way W.Besseling 70/1 (1/5 7)

Wil Besseling - 1pt e/w @ 70/1

Jazz Janewattananond at 80/1 (Eight Places)

I'm prepared to chance Jazz Janewattananond around the 80-100/1 mark. He has been travelling reasonably well of late finishing 31st in the Dutch, 15th in England on the Asian Tour then 20th in the Scandinavian Mixed event. He certainly isn't pulling up any trees but in Eichenreid we have a venue where you don't necessarily need a lot of length off the tee just either a firing approach or putting game. His irons haven't been setting the world alight either but he ranked 4th on approach last time out in Sweden and if he continues in that manner we could see some better results.

Earlier in the season he went two weeks in South Africa ranking 5th for putting in both the Steyn and MyGolfLife Open. He is prone to having spiking weeks with the putter and if he can manage one of those with the approach game from Sweden he may just figure out how to win on this tour. Has plenty of experience in the winners circle in Asia and could make the leap on this tour at any moment. A few others entered the equation most notable Bob MacIntyre and Oliver Bekker but I'm happy to go to war with just the three this week.

0.75pt each-way J.Janewattananond 80/1 (1/5 8)

Jazz Janewattananond - 0.75pts e/w @ 80/1