April 23rd, 2019

Trophee Hassan Golf Preview

After an enforced break on the European Tour with the Master’s and WGC Match Play, the Tour heads to Morocco for the Trophee Hassan.

This is a classic track where distance is at a premium. There is certainly an advantage this week for players who play with power and aggression. This is typified by the fact that Alexander Levy won the tournament last year and he symbolises the modern power game.

Players will need to take care of the par 5s to get the job done this weekend.

Selections:

Thomas Detry 33/1 EW

The talented Belgian could go well on this track with his natural power and aggression. He averaged over 300 yards off the tee – this power is enough to tame this layout and I expect him to take advantage of the par 5s.

Another test for the players this week is the difficult par 3s. Detry ranks first in par three scoring which stands him in good stead for the challenge this week.

He is still yet to win on the European Tour but it could well be his time to get into the winner’s circle.

Alvaro Quiros 150/1 EW

The Spaniard has been in poor form and this is reflected in his huge price. That said, we are talking about a multiple winner on the European Tour – it is only a matter of time before he finds his game again.

In addition, Quiros was second here last year and will have fond memories to fall back on as he looks to recapture his game.

There is no doubt Quiros could give us some real each way value this week.