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Stenson’s US Open revival can reap rewards at BMW International

| 23.06.2011

Make no mistake about it, Martin Kaymer is the man they all have to beat at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried this week.

The US PGA Champion heads the field and the betting at 8/1 for this week’s BMW International Open in Munich, and the German world number three became the youngest winner of this event when winning in 2008.

PGA Tour professional Dustin Johnson is making a rare trip across the pond to play in this tournament and is the 12/1 second favourite to win with Sergio Garcia available at 16/1 and Paul Casey one of four available at 20/1.

Sergio Garcia was a revelation at last week’s US Open and if the Spanish golfer could putt, he would’ve found himself a lot closer to Rory McIlroy.

On an easier set-up this week Garcia has to be respected but he missed the cut here last year and there are others to be fancied.

Like Garcia, Henrik Stenson has endured a tough time of it recently due to injuries and a severe loss of form, but the Swede showed hints of his sublime best at Congressional last week and at 40/1, he looks a huge price to win it.

Stenson won this competition in 2006 shooting all four rounds under par and with his confidence restored, the Swede is a real danger this week.

His play on the back nine in the final round of the US Open cost him four shots and a potential top-ten finish but, like Garcia, Stenson will relish the easier test that this Munich course will bring.

Miguel Angel-Jimenez also finds himself at a big 40/1 and the Spaniard is worth a look as well considering his ability to play well in tournaments where the big names are missing.

Kaymer is the man to beat but Garcia, Stenson and Jimenez will all be chasing the German hard and we’re in for a intriguing week.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.