The 2015 Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from October 29 to November 1, 2015, at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club located along the Mediterranean Sea in Belek, Turkey. Here is a list of the betting odds for the top golfers to win the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open.
The big news for the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open this week is that Rory McIlroy is playing in the tournament. As you will see below, he is the heavy betting favorite to win this week. Last year’s winner of this tournament, Brooks Koepka, is not here this week but the 2013 winner is playing. The Turkish Airlines Open has only been played since 2013. Good luck to the golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open!
1. Rory McIlroy – 4 to 1 odds
Rory McIlroy is the heavy betting favorite to win the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open this week. In his last tournament at the Frys.com Open, Rory McIlroy shot -9 under to finish in a tie for 26th place also as the heavy betting favorite for that PGA golf event. McIlroy may have needed to shake some rust off for that event and he should play better this week in Turkey.
For his career, Rory McIlroy has won 11 times on the PGA Tour and has PGA earnings of $28.4 million. McIlroy has also won five more separate events on the Eruopean Tour and he also has one win each on the Asian and Australasia Tours. Rory McIlroy has won four majors so far in his career and if he wins the 2016 Masters he will complete a career Grand Slam in golf.
2. Shane Lowry – 14 to 1
Shane Lowry from Ireland is the second choice in the betting at odds of 14 to 1. That is a big jump from Rory McIlroy’s 4 to 1 odds. Shane Lowry has three professional golf wins. He won 2009 Irish Open and the 2012 Portugal Masters on the European Tour and in 2015 he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational which is a win on both the PGA and European Tours. Lowry has not played since he finished third at the British Masters on October 11, 2015.
T-3. Danny Willett – 20 to 1
Danny Willett from England has also not played since he finished tied for 46th place at the 2015 British Masters on October 11, 2015. Willett has three career wins on the European Tour. His last win was in July at the 2015 Omega European Masters.
T-3. Bernd Wiesberger – 20 to 1
Bernd Wiesberger from Austria is tied with Danny Willett as the third betting choice to win the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open at odds of 20 to 1. Wiesberger also has three European Tour wins. His last win was also in July at the 2015 French Open. In his last start, Bernd Wiesberger finished tied for 16th place at the Portugal Masters two weeks ago.
T-5. Matthew Fitzpatrick – 22 to 1
Young 21 year old Matthew Fitzpatrick is from England. Fitzpatrick just finished tied for 3rd last week at the Hong Kong Open after he recorded the first win of his career at the British Masters on October 11, 2015. This is one talented young golfer who could easily win this week if Rory McIlroy falters.
T-5. Charl Schwartzel – 22 to 1
Charl Schwartzel has the name recognition because he’s won The Masters and has eight more separate wins on the European Tour but he has not won a tournament since 2013. In his last tournament at the Frys.com Open, Charl Schwartzel shot -12 under to tie for 6th place. That is better than Rory Mclroy shot in the tournament.
T-5. Chris Wood – 22 to 1
Chris Wood from England is also 22 to 1 odds to win this week. Wood is 27 years old and he has two wins on the European Tour including the 2015 Lyoness Open in June. Wood comes into this tournament hot as he just finished second at the Portugal Masters two weeks ago in his last start.
T-5. Andy Sullivan – 22 to 1
Andy Sullivan is 29 years old and he has three career wins and all three came in 2015. Sullivan won the South African Open in January, the Joburg Open in March and he just won the Portugal Masters two weeks ago. Another hot player coming into the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open.
9. Ian Poulter – 25 to 1
Ian Poulter has 12 wins on the European Tour and PGA Tour combined but his last win in 2012. Poulter was in contention last week at the Hong Kong Open over the first two rounds but a 73 in round three cost him any chance of winning and he finished tied for 29th place. Hard to bet a guy who has not won a tournament in three years.
10. Graeme McDowell – 28 to 1
Graeme McDowell has 11 wins on the PGA and European Tours combined. His last win was in July of 2014. Last week at the Hong Kong Open, Graeme McDowell finished at -6 under good for a tie for 24th place.
- Lucas Bjerregaard – 50 to 1 odds
Lucas Bjerregaard from Denmark is 24 years old. He has yet to win on the European Tour but he just finished second to Justin Rose at the Hong Kong Open last week losing by one stroke. He may be ready to win this week for the first time at 50 to 1 odds.
- Thongchai Jaidee – 35 to 1 odds
Thingchai Jaidee from Thailand is 45 years old and he is a proven winner. He has 13 Asian Tour wins and seven European Tour wins with his last win coming on September 27, 2015 at the European Open. Thongchai shot -8 under last week to finish tied for 13th at the Hong Kong Open.
- Thorbjorn Olesen – 80 to 1 odds
Thorbjorn Olesen is a 25 year old pro golfer from Denmark. He has three wins on the European Tour including the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship one month ago at St. Andrews. Thorbjorn did not play great in his last start at the Portugal Masters, finishing tied for 50th place, but he’s a recent winner and he’s 80 to 1 odds this week.
- Victor Dubuisson – 35 to 1 odds
Victor Dubuisson is 25 years old and he hails from France. Victor has only one win on the European Tour but it came in the Turkish Airlines Open in 2013. If you believe in horses for courses than Victor Dubuisson could be your bet this week.