Live on Skysports 1: Thu 10.30: Lee Westwood is 10/1 (Skybet) to win the European Masters this week and should be up there come Sunday.
Westwood has been playing some great stuff lately, a surprise missed cut at The Open coming in a sea of top-tens and wins. Skybet make him 10/1 2nd fav to win in Crans Montana and he should be in with a great chance.
McIlroy is playing some good stuff lately but 64th at the PGA Championship was far from the desired result, he is bet365′s 9/1 course favourite to bounce back and win this week’s Omega European Masters. McIlroy will also be looking to make amends for the playoff defeat he suffered to Jean-Francois Lucquin in 2008.
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez is 35/1 with Totesport but two average performances were followed by a missed cut at the Czech Open, a course he designed, so he might be out of the reckoning here.
Martin Kaymer heads the best of the rest after McIlroy and Westwood and comes in at 20/1 with Coral.
The event is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour so there is a sizeable Asian presence. Jeev Milkha Singh, 70/1 with Stan James, has been playing well lately, he will be looking to win his 4th European event while fellow Indian S.S.P. Chowrasia is a whopping 750/1 with Boylesports, despite being the current leader on the Asian Order Of Merit. Bet365 have 60/1 for a top ten finish for Chowrasia.
Finally, Japanese ace Tetsuji Hiratsuka, an exciting young player with wins under his belt this year, is 125/1 with .