Golf Best Bets – Hero Open Outright Betting Tips 2022

We have another iconic links course on the DP World Tour with the Hero Open being staged at Fairmont St Andrews and it is an in-form player with strong links form who stands out.

Best Bet

Ryan Fox
Hero Open Winner 2022

It is hard to quantify how far ahead of the rest of this field Ryan Fox in his current stretch of form is over this current field but it is a long way. Fox remarkably has four Top 3 finishes in his last eight starts but in his last nine regular DP World Tour events he has finished Top 15 with a win and five Top 3s. He ranks 3rd in Birdies, 4th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, 7th in Putting Average and 16th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green. Ticks every box for a shortie.

Mid-Tier Bet

Hurly Long
Hero Open Winner 2022

Underrated German who performed well in the US of late. He finished 4th in the Barbasol and 7th in the Barracuda. Top 10s now in four of his last eight starts. He ranks 4th in Birdies, 10th in Putting Average and 19th in Strokes Gained: Putting.

Value Bet

Jens Dantorp
Hero Open Winner 2022

Excellent short-game proponent who is in great form. The Swede ranks 6th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 15th in Scrambling. Dantorp has seven Top 10s in his last nine starts and while most of those were on the Challenge Tour he did win the Challenge de Espana and he finished 8th last week at Hillside.

Longshot Bet

Oliver Wilson
Hero Open Winner 2022

English veteran chasing just his second DP World Tour win but notable that his first was the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2014. Won twice on the Challenge Tour in 2018 so no concern about his ability to get the job done as it once was. As noted, a quality short game is essential and Wilson ranks 5th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 8th in Scrambling.