BA-CA Golf Open Preview

The European Tour returns to the impressive Fontana Golf Club in Austria where local Marcus Brier has a fantastic record.

Tournament: BA-CA Golf Open

Course: Fontana GC, Vienna, Austria

Prize fund: ?1,300,000

Course details: par 71, 7,071 yards. The American-style course opened in 1996 and incorporates an enormous man-made lake.

Key hole: The 18th is a great finishing hole that could well decide the tournament if things are tight on Sunday. Many of the pros will be able to reach the par 5 in two but the lake continues behind the green, spelling trouble for anyone who goes long.

The lowdown: All eyes will be on in-form Marcus Brier as he returns

to his homeland to defend the BA-CA Golf Open. Brier became the first Austrian to win on the European Tour and achieving his victory in Austria made it even sweeter. The 27-year-old is affiliated to Fotana Golf Club and has an amazing record here ? he won twice when the club featured on the Challenge Tour schedule.

Other contenders this week include Colin Montgomerie who comes off the back of a 63 in the final round of the Celtic Manor Wales Open.

The contenders: Marcus Brier, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood.

Betting guide: For betting tips from our expert Paul Krishnamurty click here

Paul joined Golf Monthly in 2006 in a junior role and has since worked as senior staff writer and now as technical editor. He writes equipment and instruction content and tests the vast majority of golf clubs that are introduced every year.