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The Tips panel make KLM Open and Charles Schwab Challenge picks

The Tips panel make KLM Open and Charles Schwab Challenge picks

After returning profit from two selections at the US PGA Championship, The Tips returns with more expert insight ahead of events on both the DP World Tour and the PGA TOUR.

Golf writer Tom Jacobs landed Top Englishman at the second men's Major Championship of the season as Justin Rose finished in a tie for ninth, as well as selecting Viktor Hovland each way, with the Norwegian finishing in second place.

Joining regular host Ollie Silverton this week are Ben Coley, Deputy Head of Editorial at Sporting, and Niall Lyons, columnist at

Every week a panel of industry-leading golf tipsters and special guests preview the week’s betting markets, with the KLM Open and Charles Schwab Challenge across the Atlantic coming under the microscope.

In his debut appearance on the DP World Tour’s official golf betting podcast, Lyons has earmarked past KLM Open champion Ross Fisher for one of his outright picks at Bernardus Golf.

The Englishman, who won the event in 2007, comes into the week fresh off qualifying for next month’s U.S. Open and has not missed a cut on Tour in his last six starts.

'Walton Heath is the perfect preparation'

Explaining his reasoning, Lyons said: “I am quite keen to get alongside a couple of the guys who played U.S. Open Qualifying at Walton Heath last week.

“Ross was one of them and qualified shooting nine under par across the 36 holes. This Kyle Phillips design course (Bernardus Golf) is a mixture of links and heathland. I think Walton Heath is the perfect preparation for it.

“He does have three runner-up finishes at the Alfred Dunhill Links which I think is quite an important correlating event this week.”

'A rock solid bet'

Over in the States, Coley has opted for a Major Champion for his Headline selection at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

World Number 17 Collin Morikawa is making his fourth start at the event and finished runner-up in 2020, the first tournament after the PGA TOUR season was suspended due to COVID-19, losing out in a play-off to Daniel Berger.

“If you look at his Strokes Gained Approach figures throughout these three tournaments he is ranked third, second and seventh," Coley said.

"You might just say that is just Morikawa but he doesn’t have records at courses like that very often.

"To do that year-in-year for 12 rounds at this golf course [means] he has just set up chance after chance.

“The difference between second in 2020 and 40th last year is the six-shot turnaround in his putting.

"He is obviously determined to win a tournament for the first time since November 2021 so I think he is a rock solid bet.”

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