The DP World Tour heads north to Germany for one of the top events on the continent, the Porsche European Open.
Jordan Smith won here at Green Eagles in 2017 so he clearly loves this monster of a course and he can win again. It is no surprise he has such a good record here considering his game. He ranks 2nd this season in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee while he ranks 2nd in Bogey Avoidance and 10th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green. Off three straight Top 25 finishes he should be right in contention come Sunday.
Big swinging Dane Nicolai Hojgaard as fallen sharply in betting this week and it is not exactly clear why considering Green Eagles should suit his game well. Hojgaard ranks 5th on Tour in Driving Distance and 10th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. He has missed his last three cuts but should be right in the mix on this brute of a course.
While length is no doubt very important at Green Eagles, a top-shelf shortgame has proven critical to success. Ramsay ranks 3rd on Tour in Bogey Avoidance and 4th in Scrambling and is as deft as any player around the greens. He has two Top 25 finishes here from four starts and he comes in playing excellent golf with two Top 15 finishes in his last three events.
German Matti Schmid has not been playing great golf of late but in his home country can improve sharply. Schmid is a powerhouse off the tee who ranks 13th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee and 14th in Driving Distance.