Mallorca Golf Open Picks and Odds Analysis

By Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_
Oct 21-24
Santa Ponsa

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Mallorca Golf Open – BetWithUS Golf Betting Tips:
Marcus Kinhult – each-way @ 150/1 (151.00)
Matthew Jordan – each-way @ 33/1 (34.00)

Gavin Green – each-way @ 250/1 (251.00) and Top 20 @ 8/1 (9.00)

Professional golf returns to the Spanish Island for the first time in a decade and it’s over two
decades since Santa Ponsa was on the European Tour roster. A shortish track that looks
susceptible to low scores nowadays given the technological advancements and one where
the professional can open their shoulders off the tee with not too much penalty which could
be well received after last week’s demands on the Spanish mainland at Valderama.

Let’s go to the Hillside correlation for this week’s selections

Back in the 90s, Santa Ponsa was a regular stop on the European Tour for the Turespana
Open De Baleares and what I learnt looking at that form was that the great Seve Ballesteros
was multiple winners which is no surprise given the large driving areas. Another player who
thrived on the Spanish Island was Jim Payne who is now fifty-one and embarking on a senior
career. I know a fair bit about Jim Payne who lives locally to me in Lincolnshire, and he was
the winner here in 1993 and followed with a brave defence in 1994 for a runner up finish.
Sadly, Payne had to curtail his playing career due to a debilitating back condition but was
known as a links golf specialist. That reputation was enhanced with a glittering amateur
career that culminated by winning the Open Championship silver medal as the top amateur
in 1991 when paired with Jack Nicklaus. That glittering amateur career brought a win at the
European Amateur in 1991 at Hillside Golf Links in Southport, a course recognised as one of
the best links ever.

Marcus Kinhult 150/1 (151.00) each way

Interestingly, 2019 saw Hillside Golf Links host the British Masters at which Marcus Kinhult
won his first professional title. Last week’s 49th at Valderama doesn’t initially grab the
attention but his third round of 68 and ball striking tee to green were exceptional all week
making him an interesting long shot this week

Matthew Jordan 33/1 (34.00) each way

Young Englishman, Matthew Jordan was born 20 miles away from Hillside Golf Links, so it
was little surprise that he was the unknown first round leader at the British Masters of 2019.
Considering it was his first week in the big league he stayed up the higher reaches of the
leader board for the four days, eventually finishing 15th. Two years on Matthew Jordan at
twenty-five is already looking overdue for a first tournament victory and dodging last week’s
Valderrama test could be a blessing in disguise for the Scouser.

Gavin Green 250/1 (251.00) each way and top 20 8/1 (9.00)

Twenty-seven-year-old Gavin Green from Malaysia has been enduring a wicked slump in
form during 2021 but there’s small indicators that his fortunes are about to take an upturn
for the better. Last week’s 20th at the Andalusia Masters was his best result of 2021. There
were signs a few weeks against the European Masters and the Italian Open that Green was
about to come out of his slump. The final piece in the jigsaw is the hypothetical correlation
with Hillside Golf Links where he shared 15th with Matthew Jordan.

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