We’re backing Justin Rose in the head-to-head market at the Scottish Open

The PGA crosses the pond for the Genesis Scottish Open a week before The Open Championship.

The Renaissance Club has tree-lined fairways with sustained winds being a potential problem. For that, I’m looking for accurate hitters off the tee with a good iron set who can putt. Here’s a head-to-head to bet on this week. These bets took a hit last week and are now 15-9-2, although many are out of the money, keeping the ROI in check.

Justin Rose -120 vs. Sam Burns

This is exactly the type of course setup I like for Rose, not far from the start (75th in the field for distance) but precise (ninth best). Rose is also 18th in the field for his iron game and 10th best for putting, earning strokes in both categories in five of his last six tournaments. If wind becomes a factor along the tight fairways, Rose has experience – not only with the second most recorded rounds between The Open Championship and Scottish Open, but this year Rose won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which might be a comparison. for similar conditions.

There’s nothing in particular that Sam Burns is doing wrong right now. Despite missing three cuts in his last six tournaments, Burns continues to win shots with his irons and putter. However, Rose is just performing at a higher level, with just one missed cut in the same time frame. Between the two, Rose is the strongest iron player and the best short game player. Although he missed the cut at the US Open, he shot a 68 in the second round, rebounding from a 76 in the first round. The ability is there and Renaissance might just suit its strengths.

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