THE Delhi Golf Club has hosted 11 of the last 12 Hero Indian Opens and has also been the host for the Panasonic and SAIL Opens since 2010 and 2011.
It is a par 71 with narrow treelined fairways and with the amount of Opens played here someone who has regularly played the course, is accurate off the tee and putts well could be worth looking at.
With that in mind I like the look of past winner Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman, champ in 2013. He was also runner-up in the Panasonic Open here in 2015. On the European Tour he is fourth in driving accuracy (73.2%), 8th in putts per round (28.1) and scrambling, which could also play a big part, 11th (64.5%). Well worth a bet especially at the price.
For my second pick I’ll ignore all I have said and select Joost Luiten. He didn’t play that badly last week in the True Thailand Classic and I expect him to near the top again this week.
The Belgian has four top-10 finishes from six this season and it’s a matter of time before he bags his first win. So with driving accuracy of 60.1%, putts per round of 29.7 and GIR of 86.1% I’ll stick with him again this week.
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