The Dunhill Links  @ St Andrews Carnoustie and KingsBarns


Is it safe to come out yet asked a nervous European Golfer? Not really but life goes on. Let us be very clear the European team were not just beaten but humiliated. 

Many of the players must have considered going into the witness relocation programme but then decided to continue and several arrive here for the fabled Dunhill Links played in Golf heaven, Scotland.

Three courses and then a cut and the last round at the home of golf St Andrews it is a simply superb late season Tournament, and a strong field arrives to slug it out.

American raider Billy Horschel who is massively popular with Brits stays on after winning the BMW PGA @Wentworth recently and will hope to land a famous double. Such a beautiful ball striker he certainly has a strong chance. 

The home players though will be a wounded animal and will be desperate to keep this prize in Europe.

I have four plays in the outright market in an event I have had plenty of success in over the years.


Win @ Place Billy Horschel +1800 Bet365 5 places offered 

Horschel can continue the American golf party and pile on the misery here for the home team. He is a player who has also thrived on confidence and holds good form well when he finds it. He toughed it out at Wentworth and arrives here in his best form in years.

He is also well rested and comes here as the man to beat.


Win @ Place Nicolai Hojgaard +7000 William Hill 6 places offered 

One of the Danish superstar brothers and a recent winner on tour Nicolai is slowly breaking from his brother’s shadow. A real talent and he comes here in terrific form.


Win @ Place Grant Forrest +12500 William Hill 6 places offered 

Now 28 this talented Scot is now finally fulfilling his promise and is a recent winner on the European Tour in the Hero Open played here in St Andrews at a nearby course. That should give him the belief he needs to compete here because he has the game and the talent without question.


Win @ Place Maverick Antcliff +17500 William Hill 6 places offered

The talented and eccentric Maverick takes our final place and I have had this event in mind for him for a few months. He loves links golf and will be up for the challenge here. He could take his career to the next level here and become a European Tour star.


As always It is going to be one hell of a ride!


Simon Holden