The European Tour continues this week with the Real Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague.
The 126 field will be competing for the €1million prize money with the winner collecting the title and €166,660.
The key attribute around this par 72 parkland lay out will be power and accuracy tee to green so expect the big hitters to come up trumps.
There are several players who will be keen to catch the eye for a captains pick for next month's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Thomas Pieters will not be in the field to defend the title he won in 2019 with last years event cancelled.
The weather is forecast to be mostly sunny and warm with a cloudy start for Thursdays opening round.
This event will be screened on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix with live coverage starting at 12pm GMT on Thursday.
I’ve already posted a preview for the Nothern Trust, for the start of this week's FedEx play-offs at Jersey Island.
Last week we picked yet another winner on the European Tour as Calum Hill, advised at 28/1 bagged his maiden European Tour victory and also landed the matchbet Nap beating Richard Bland at 10/11. Well done to everyone who collected and pocketed a tidy profit.
So let’s move on with this weeks Czech Masters selections.
For my first and main pick I just can’t see past Sam Horsfield 10/1 EW Bet365.
The 24yrs old Englishman from Manchester should be the one they all have to beat this week in Prague.
Currently inside the world's Top 100 ranked players at 98, Horsfield has already bagged two European Titles when winning both the Celtic Classic and Hero Open last year and will be looking for the hat-trick anytime soon.
He is simply head and shoulders above most in this field and this course is all set up for him with his long ball striking and approach play.
Last time out Horsfield was T6th at the Cazoo Open and other notable finishes this year include T5th at the BMW International, 4th at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, T3rd at the Kenya Savannah Classic and 8th at the Magical Kenya Open.
If Horsfield comes here producing the kind of form he is capable of then he should cruise around the Albatross course with ease on his way to win number three on the European Tour.
For my next selection I’m going to advise Jacques Kruyswijk 28/1 EW Bet365.
The 28yrs old South African has been producing some good form recently and has ten Top 20 finishes in his last fifteen events with five of those being Top 10 finishes.
In his last two starts he was T11th at the ISPS Handa Invitational and 10th at the Cazoo Open.
South Africans are producing some amazing golf around the globe at the moment and are always appearing at the top of leaderboards and Kruyswijk is no exception. He currently leads the European Tour with strokes average and strokes gained and is 3rd in birdies per round so this could be a pointer for the week ahead in Prague.
For my next pick I’m going to single out Rory Sabbatini 16/1 EW Ladbrokes.
Yes that’s right , another South African and a veteran at that, the 45 yrs old from Durban has seen a recent return to form, most probably looking at all the other South Africans around him and not wanting to let the team down.
Last time out Sabbatini was 10th at the star-studded Wyndham Championship and even better the week before when he claimed a medal at the Olympics in Japan beating a whole host of big names to finish in 2nd place and earn the silver medal.
Sabbatini has yet to win on the European Tour and could be eyeing this week in Prague as the perfect opportunity to add a European crown to the six PGA Tour victories already in the bag.
He will be a danger if producing the kind of form he’s been displaying lately and can use his expertise and experience to power his way to victory and claim that elusive European Maiden Title.
Jacques Kruyswijk v Hugo Leon
For my final selection it’s the customary matchbet and I’m going to advise Jacques Kruyswijk to beat Hugo Leon over the 72 holes.