Location: Spijk, The Netherlands
Course: The Dutch
The European Tour returns to The Dutch for the second time for The KLM Open. The Dutch is a links style course with wind usually playing a major factor. It’s also a shorter course with mildly contouring fairways and large undulating greens with water hazards coming into play on 12 of 18 holes. Recent form, along with accuracy off the tee and solid play on the greens will be significant to making a run Sunday.
Key Stats to Winning at The Dutch
Putts Per Round
2016 - Joost Luiten
2015 - Thomas Pieters
2014 - Paul Casey
2013 - Joost Luiten
2012 - Peter Hanson
Richie Ramsay $10,200 (28/1)
I really like Ramsay this week. He narrowly missed the cut here last year, but he enters this week with such good form. He hasn't missed a cut since the beginning of July, and in that stretch he has finished as high as T2 and only as low as T35. He is ranked 36th in driving accuracy and plays links style courses well.
Fabrizio Zanotti $9,700 (33/1)
Zanotti has drifted off since his win at Maybank back in February, but something clicked for him last week. He finished T3 at Omega European Masters with his first two rounds finishing in the mid 60s. Zanotti played well at The Dutch last year, coming in T16. He is ranked 51st in driving accuracy, and although his putter can prove problematic at times, I believe this is a good spot for him to shine again.
David Horsey $9,400 (25/1)
Horsey’s has a couple second-place finishes under his belt this year and several other top-10s. He was T30 at Omega European Masters last week, so he has the form rolling right now. Horsey is ranked 80th in driving accuracy and 27th in putts per round. He finished T4 at The Dutch last year, so look for him to be in the mix once again.
Daniel Im $7,100 (80/1)
The American comes to The Dutch with a strong upward trend, as his last three finishes have been T49, T38 and T16 (at Omega European Masters last week). Im was T34 last year at this event and he is coming in this year even hotter, ranking 15th in driving accuracy and 36th in putts per round. There is great value and upside here given the minimal price.