David August has been in superb tipping form of late and has picked out some more huge price tips ahead of this week’s NH Collection Open on the European Tour. He’s also picked out his best bets from this week’s Shell Houston Open which you can check out here…
David August's NH Collection Open Tips
Paul Waring 1pt ew @ 28-1
Lucas Bjerregaad 1pt ew @ 33-1
Andy Sullivan 1pt ew @ 40-1
Jens Dantorp 1pt ew @ 70-1
WHERE: La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf, Cadiz, Spain.
NOTES ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: The tour hits mainland Europe for the first time this season with the inaugural staging of this event which is dual-ranking as it will count towards the Race to Dubai and Challenge tour Order of Merit.
COURSE CHARACTERISTICS: The par-72 track is relatively exposed to the elements and wind will be a key factor. The fairways are wide and generous while the greens are undulating and larger than average. The par fives are expected to be reachable for the big hitters although the sixth could prove the toughest.
ALEJANDRO CANIZARES (16-1): Sure to have plenty of local support as he regularly practices at this week's venue. But with that added pressure he might be one to avoid despite winning last time out in Morocco.
DAVID HORSEY (16-1): Fourth in the 2013 Spanish Open, he's one for the short-list with his last three outings this year all resulting in top-10s. The best of which being a tied third in the Africa Open.
BERND WIESBERGER (16-1): The highest ranked player in the field. The form of his tied ninth in the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this year is good enough to suggest he could go close.
PAUL WARING (28-1): Coming off an eighth place finish in the Trophee Hassan and having tied for fourth in last year's Open de Espana, I think 28-1 is a fair reflection of his chances and worth taking at this stage.
CHRIS WOOD (28-1): Might have finished higher than tied sixth in the Tshwane Open in February but for a 72 in the third round.
LUCAS BJERREGAARD (33-1): The Dane has shown a lot of promise so far in his rookie season and this looks the ideal opportunity to fulfill the promise of his amateur career (won the European Championship). Grab the 33-1 available.
SIMON DYSON (33-1): Since finishing third in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in December he's posted a 10th and two top-20s. That form merits plenty of respect.
RICHIE RAMSAY (33-1): Made a belated seasonal debut in the recent Trophee Hassan and was far from disgraced when sharing 11th place (ranked second for putts per GIR).
MARCEL SIEM (35-1): Not missed a cut in five outings in 2014 and the tied 15th he achieved in the Volvo Golf Champions event was a decent effort as the opposition was fairly strong.
JORGE CAMPILLO (40-1): Another of the 'home' team with a decent shout. Returned to form when tying for 11th last time out in the Trophee Hassan.
ANDY SULLIVAN (40-1): The NH Collection Open is just the sort of tournament that throws up first time winners and he fits the profile perfectly following his last time out second in Morocco (closed with a 63) and tied fifth in the Joburg Open.
OLIVER FISHER (50-1): Four top-25s this season include a second in the Africa Open in February. One for the short-list of possible winners.
ROBERT ROCK (50-1): Good fifth in Dubai earlier this year against much stronger opposition and was ranked inside the top-10 in Morocco for driving distance and GIR despite finishing in a tie for 33rd.
MARC WARREN (50-1): Has been gradually playing himself into form and a last time out 17th in the Trophee Hassan was a step in the right direction. Finished fourth in the Open de Espana last year.
ANDERS HANSEN (66-1): Finished runner-up in the Open de Espana three years ago and has two other top-25s in that event. Has played well at the highest level in the past (missed out on play-off place in the US PGA by a shot in 2011).
DAVID HOWELL (66-1): Very experienced golfer and although a 15th in the Tshwane Open is his best return to date in 2014, he still merits plenty of respect.
JENS DANTORP (70-1): The Swedish golfer has, in recent starts, begun to show why he won eight times in four years in the Nordic League and is well worth a punt at 70-1.
ANTHONY WALL (80-1): Missed the cut last time out but has a good chance if returning to the form that led to a 10th in the Joburg Open and a top-25 in Dubai.
FELIPE AGUILAR (100-1): Second in the Open de Espana last year, he also won a Challenge tour event in Spain a few seasons back. Deserves consideration on that form.