It's Monday lunchtime and straight to the business end of the selection process. Prices are slowly starting to appear for this week's golf events. Skybet have priced the South African event and while I like Jean Hugo's chances as in the previous entry, i don't care for the price, 7/1. Pass!

Next up it's the KLM event, one of the week's better offerings, and no surprise that the class act, Martin Kaymer, heads the betting. 12th in the PGA and has been returning to form gradually after a slow start to the year. Kaymer will see this as an opportunity to get a head's start by getting some cheap Ryder Cup points early on. 

The course, near Zandvoort, has five par threes, but just the three par fives, so accuracy is probably more important than length. Paul Casey won with -14 last year.

It's 22/1 bar one (11/1 Kaymer), and that brings in Jamie Donaldson and Joost Luiten. I'm struggling to find why the former withdrew from the PGA, but in the light of that, perhaps a concern that he hasn't played since. Maybe an injury and if so will probably need this comeback week. EDIT: Thanks to the excellent @davetindallgolf a back injury the reason for Donaldson's withdrawal at the PGA.

Luiten boasts solid course form with three top fives, including a win, in five attempts. The concern is two missed cuts and his recent form doesn't excite. Nevertheless a surprise if he doesn't show marked improvement this week. He's a contender.

Truth is there aren't many with the quality to get near Kaymer, and the likes of Hatton, Pepperell and Sullivan around the 33/1 mark are a class below this level, though solid enough players who in a thin field should be on the leaderboards.

David Horsey is interesting at 50/1, 9th here in 2013 and a winner three outings ago. Missed the cut the week after, which is not unusual for Euro Tour winners, but immediately bounced back to land your's truly a place in Russia, bridieing the last to claim third position. Noted step up in class here though, which is not so for Jimenez who might easily contend.

I had a small stake on Damien McGrane in Russia, but he never really got going, making the cut but not progressing thereafter, but with three top fives here in the past and 8th a fortnight ago, a minimum stake e/w at 200/1 is in order.

Two main selections however. SOREN KJELDSEN (e/w 40/1) is the smaller bet of the pair. One of the few with the quality to win at this level, and has had a fine season. A win and two seconds in his last nine events (a couple of the others were Majors) and recorded a solid 8th in 2013 in this event. 

And while MARTIN KAYMER (e/w 11/1; 2 pts win 1 pt place) makes the market, he is also the class act. Reasons outlined earlier in the piece and 11/1 has just enough juice in it for a player over 60 points clear of his highest ranked rival in the World Golf Rankings here. He's been coming back to form nicely and has the talent to blow this field away, as he did so famously when winning our Open a few years ago. Indeed followed up his PGA win in 2010 by taking this event (in Hilversum). Just feel he'e peaking and while he is a dull selection, hopefully 40/1 and 200/1 make up for it.

I always have one bet each week (often top 10 or top 20) with a large stake to cover my week's outlay.(Promisingly, this week's was Stenson at 13/8 for a top ten!). Nothing doing in that respect yet, but when I update bets in other events, will detail that choice.