2014 NH Collection Open Preview and Tournament Predictions

2014 NH Collection Open

The NH Collection Open is a European Tour event for the first time this year. The tournament takes place at La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf in Cadiz, Spain. The event will count in the Race to Dubai and also on the Challenge Tour. Let’s take a look at the tournament and golf betting odds at BetPhoenix sportsbook.

Spanish Players Lead the Field

One of the favorites to win this event is Alejandro Canizares. He leads a strong contingent of Spanish players. In addition to Canizares, Pedro Oriol will be in the field. He is off to a strong start on the Challenge Tour. “This tournament is huge for us on the Challenge Tour so I'm really looking forward to it,” said Oriol, “I'm confident with my game. I won a small event in Spain recently and then played well in Kenya so I'm very happy with my game. I have the game to win, so why not? I just need to do the right things and keep my game going the way it has been lately. There are a lot of golf fans in that area so I hope we get some good crowds. There are lots of international golfers living there so hopefully they will all come out and support the event.

One of the top courses in the world is the La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf in Cadiz. Oriol said that the course should present a good challenge for all of the players. “I'm from Madrid but I have spent some summer holidays over there so I know all the courses,” he said. “If it’s windy it’s going to be really difficult.” Other top Spanish players include the 2010 Challenge Tour Number One Alvaro Velasco and two-time Challenge Tour graduate Jose Manuel Lara.

Golf Picks

There are no top players in the field so there is a lot of value in golf betting odds. I like Canizares to win this week as he is listed with odds of about 16-1. He won two weeks ago and there is no reason not to like him again this week.