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John Nelson's golf betting tips: ISPS HANDA World Invitational preview and bets 2023


Robert MacIntyre

John Nelson's ISPS HANDA World Invitational Golf Tips

Robert MacIntyre 12/1-3PTS EW 8pls

Ewen Ferguson 16/1- 2PTS EW 8pls

Romain Langasque 20/1-2pts EW 8pls

Marcus Helligkilde 35/1- 2PTS EW 8pls

John Axelsen 55/1- 1PT EW 8pls

Jack Senior 110/1-0.5PTS EW 8pls


We head over to Northern Ireland for the ISPS Handa World Invitational after a much-needed break, some DP Tour players have been playing in the States, but now we're back down to business with some of them still hoping to cement their spots in the Ryder Cup Team.

We're back at Galgorm Castle which has been a feature on the DP Tour for a few years now, but has been a regular on the Challenge tour since 2013, so plenty of form to go through.


COURSE

Galgorm Castle which is a 7,005 par 70, it's a parkland course in Co Antrim, it has just 2 par 5s which are both on the back 9, there are two short par 4s on the front nine, the greens are overseeded with Creeping Bentgrass, most of the scores around here range mainly from -19 to -13.


PAST WINNERS

Challenge Tour

2013 Daan Huizing, -13

2014 Joakim Lagergren, -13

2015 Clement Sordet, -17

2016 Ryan Fox, -19

2017 Robin Sciot -Siegrist, -6

2018 Calum Hill, -19

2019 Jack Senior, -11

2020 Tyler Koivisto, -13

DP TOUR

2020 John Catlin, -10

2021 Daniel Gavins, -13

2020 Ewen Ferguson, -13


Key Stats

SG TTG

SG APP

SG SCR-

SG PUTT

Golf Tips Checker Packages

Robert MacIntyre 12/1-3PTS EW 8PLS 365

With only just over a month away from the Ryder Cup, Macintyre needs to make a big impression soon to get him in contention. For me I'd take him in a heartbeat, Mac has really turned a corner with his golf, he came so close to winning after that amazing wood-to-green shot in Scotland recently, only to be thwarted by some spell-binding iron play by Mcllroy. It's been a year since he won but there aren't many playing better than him on the DP Tour at the moment, his numbers are 13th SGTT- 32nd APR- 10thTTG- 40th GIR- 8th SCR, He's definitely going the right way for a place in Rome.


Ewen Ferguson 16/1- 2PTS EW 8PLS 365

Ferguson has been playing well recently, a missed cut at the Open Championship can be forgiven, his last two previous starts was him showcasing his ball-striking skills, he finished T12th at the Scottish Open and T4th at the British Masters, it's been a long hard season without a win, the last time he won was at this event last year where he beat fellow Scotsman Syme by 3 shots.

This season he ranks 16th in Approach-11th in GIR- 24th in Scrambling, the putter needs to warm a little, but Ferguson is the man for the job.


Romain Langasque 20/1-2pts ew 8pls 365

Who else but Langasque, he's got his swagger back at the moment, he's been striking his irons well and hasn't missed a cut since March which is impressive. He lost by a shot in the Italian Open to Meronk with his last win coming in 2020 so he's overdue. He played well at the Open T33rd with him 3rd SGOTT - 21st TTG -61st APP- and 29th ARG, not bad numbers with the world class field assembled, his stats this year read 26th SGOTT- 38Tth APP- 14th TTG- 23rd ATG- 9th SCR- 65th PUTT, he was also 9th in stroke average and 16th in bogey avoidance.


Marcus Helligkilde 35/1- 2PTS EW 8PLS 365

It's not been a great few weeks on the PGA Tour for Marcus but that can be forgiven as he only missed the cut by one shot at the Barbasol. Helligkilde has been steady this year without being spectacular with only 4 missed cuts on the DP Tour, he came really close to winning in the Korea Championship only beaten by Larrazabal who has won twice now this season. Marcus has form on this course he finished T4th in 2022 with his stats for Himmerland reading T35th read 23rd OTT- 16thTTG- 42nd APP- 7th APP- 60th PUTT. It only seems like the putter is his Achilles heel at the moment, let's hope he gets it working this week.


John Axelsen 55/1- 1PT EW 8PLS BYL

It's been a rollercoaster year for 25 year old Axelsen, he's been a breath of fresh air for the DP Tour. This year he has made more cuts than he's missed and for a maiden year that's a plus.

John recently played in the States through an invite and didn't disappoint with him T33rd and prior to that he T17 at the Made in Himmerland, so far this year he's had one top 10, three top 20s. He also cracked a T6th finish at the Porsche Europen Open, a course with a similar fit. It would be nice to see him win his maiden DP title, he's won four times on the Nordic Golf League, and the order of merit in 2022, I can see big things coming for this Danish star.


Jack Senior 110/1-0.5PTS EW 8PLS 365

I've taken a chance on Senior, he's been hit and miss but has some good form on this course, he won here in 2019 in the mixed event on the challenge tour, and he also T13th in 2022 and T22nd in 2021. His overall form on this course is very good he has played here ten times and only missed the cut once, his worst place was 60th, his form here reads, 13th-22nd-28th-1st-43rd-mc-52nd-wd-60th- 42nd.


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