A winner! A winner! A 40/1 winner!
Scott Hend did us and the whole mighty nation of Australia proud with a faultless display in Thailand. It would be no surprise to see him kick on from this win and make the move up to the next grade. We’ll keep an eye on him at the bigger events when conditions suit i.e. wide fairways and four par 5’s.
The European Tour moves on to India for the Hero Indian Open and conditions will be very different to last week. We will see narrow fairways and lots of irons off tees. It’s a real horses for courses track.
Anirban Lahiri is a standing dish here and the most likely winner but at odds of sub 10/1 we’ll take a chance of him not performing to his best this week.
Prayad Marksaeng is more old git than spring chicken but thats not stopped him from hitting some seriously solid form in 2016. His recent form reads 12, 12, 14 and he finished 10th here in 2010 and 3rd last year in his most recent visits here.
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Wade Ormsby should be inspired by the recent wins of Aussies Scott Hend and Marcus Fraser and this is a good chance for him on a track that suits. We know it suits because he won around here in 2013 on the Asian Tour. He finished 15th on his penultimate start.
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Ross McGowan is a really live outsider here. He has been flying under the radar with three top 10’s in his last five starts. He finished 6th here on his only attempt at the track and he should not be 100/1 or anywhere near it.
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Rashid Khan has won twice on the Asian Tour and knows this track really well, and more importantly played well here with two seconds and a win to his name in the SEVENTEEN events he’s played here since 2010.
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