The next circuit of the European Tour is set to commence on Thursday, and the betting is wide open, with joint-favourites Jamie Donaldson and Joost Luiten a lengthy 16/1.
Frenchman Gregory Havret comes next in the betting at 20/1, followed by a host of competitors at a 25/1 price, and such lengthy odds could mean that each-way betting is a good way to make money on the Avantha Masters.
It is an even bigger 50/1 shot though, who appears the most interesting proposition for punters to invest in this week.
SSP Chowrasia is targeting a hat-trick of European Tour victories, and with each of his previous two coming on Indian soil, ‘Shiv’ looks to have a great chance of extending his tremendous record of late in his home country.
Chowrasia became the first player to win a European Tour title on his debut as an affiliate when triumphing in the 2008 Indian Masters, and the 33-year-old claimed his second title last year at the DLF Golf and Country Club, where this year’s tournament will also be played to offer him the chance to retain his title.
Peter Uihlein could also interest some punters at 100/1, with the 22-year-old American keen to make an impression on the Tour circuit following an impressive early career that has seen him named the world’s number one amateur golfer, along with a top 50 position in the 2011 Open Championship.
Among even lengthier options in the betting for Avantha Masters glory are Todd Hamilton, who is absolutely huge at 200/1, taking into account the fact that he has claimed an Open Championship in the past, and the massive price means an attractive payout would result even from an each-way bet.
Ultimately, it appears that each-way betting is the way to go for punters looking for an interest in the Avantha Masters, and two-time defending champion SSP Chowrasia looks the most attractive proposition at 50/1.