Golf Betting Tips: Can Laurie Canter finally win at Portugal Masters?

Laurie Canter came second at the Portugal Masters last year, so could this finally be the week of his first European Tour win?

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021
Golf Betting Tips: Can Laurie Canter finally win at Portugal Masters?

The Portugal Masters is one of the most exciting and attractive events on the European Tour and it consistently attracts a top-class field.

George Coetzee won his fifth European Tour title at the event last season, finishing two shots ahead of Laurie Canter.

Canter should definitely go close in Vilamoura this week, as he has done all season. The betting favourite is Matt Wallace who plied his trade on the PGA Tour for the majority of 2021.

Tom Lewis has won the Portugal Masters twice, his first title coming in 2011, but unfortunately the Englishman is not in the field this time around.

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Great European players such as Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry have all won this event, so it is intriguing to see how the 2021 winner's career progresses.

Take a look at our betting tips for the Portugal Masters.

Laurie Canter - 20/1

Laurie Canter must be one of the most impressive yet most frustrated golfers on the European Tour. The Englishman had a three-shot lead with one round to play at the Andalucia Masters, but fell victim to Matthew Fitzpatrick.

He has three top-five finishes in his last four events, including a tied second finish at the BMW PGA Championship. His maiden victory is on the tip of his tongue.

Richard Bland - 28/1

Call me boring, but we are tipping Richard Bland again. The Englishman has three top-10 finishes in his last five events. Since winning the Betfred British Masters, he has been a picture of consistency.

Since the first playing of the Portugal Masters in 2007, there have only been four occasions that an English player hasn't won or come in the runner-up position.

This statistic points in both Canter and Bland's direction and Bland is always available at an attractive price.

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Renato Paratore - 80/1

This is an absolutely huge price for the impressive Renato Paratore who is a two-time European Tour winner and showing solid form at the back end of 2021.

The Italian finished tied 11th at the Mallorca Golf Open and tied ninth at the Acciona Open de EspaƱa, as well as a respectable 25th place finish at the treacherous Andalucia Masters.

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