The final of this year’s Challenge Tour will be held this weekend in Mallorca, Spain. In the season ending event of the official European developmental tour 45 players will compete for the trophy. And also for the last points for the Road to Mallorca rankings. Matt Ford and Pep Angles are favored to win in the Challenge Tour 2020 betting predictions. But a tight race is expected with several candidates for the victory.
The Challenge Tour is the second-tier men’s golf tour in Europe where players aim to collect the most points in order to finish in the top five. As those players will win membership of the top tier, the European Tour for the following season. The first tour was organized in 1989 when English Neal Briggs won it. Since then several top players have started their careers here, including Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka. At the moment German Marcel Schneider leads the ranking, but only 5000 points ahead of Spanish Pep Angles. As the winner of the Grand Final will get 62,000 points even players way down the list can still move up to the top five. Though in 2020 several competitions have been cancelled the final event will be still held as usual in the magnificent T-Golf and Country Club in Mallorca.
Challenge Tour 2020 betting predictions favor top players to win
Online sportsbooks in Spain offer the same odds, 15.00 for the victory of three players. Matt Ford, Pep Angles and Marcel Schneider. The English player is currently 4th in the rankings but he is in great form. After winning his first PGA Professional Championship at Trentham this October. Ford also finished second in the Italian Challenge Open the same month. He spent two years in the European Tour and finished as a runner-up four times in the Challenge Tour. Now he has the chance to finally win the tournament.
Just like Pep Angles, who has moved to the second place in the rankings following his victory at the Andalucia Challenge de Cadiz last week. The 27-year-old Spanish player turned professional five years ago and also spent two seasons in the European Tour. Angles finished second in the Open de Portugal this September and he is having his best season so far. His first Challenge Tour win can give him a boost to perform well now according to the Challenge Tour 2020 betting predictions.
Road to Mallorca rankings leader can win his first victory of the season
Even though German Marcel Schneider leads the ranking he hasn’t won any tournament this season. Actually he has only won one so far, the Swiss Challenge back in 2018. But Schneider has been very consistent this season, and finished 2T in the Italian Challenge Open. The former Amateur champion has been playing in the Challenge Tour since 2015 but he also takes part in the European Tour. Where he achieved a great result in the Austrian Open finishing as a runner-up. Now his odds are also 15.00 to get his second Challenge Tour victory.
Online gambling sites in Spain offer the odds of 26.00 for the victory of Ondrej Lieser. He made history by becoming the first Czech player to win on the Challenge Tour. He achieved it only on his second Challenge Tour event, at the Andalucia Challenge de Espana a couple of weeks ago. Now Lieser is in 6th place on the rankings. So he is the closest to finish in the top 5 at the end of the season. German Hurly Long is ahead of him in 5th place and has the odds of 21.00 to win on 22Bet. He also won an event this season, the Italian Challenge Open. Where he defeated his countryman, Schneider in the play-off.