Patrick Reed says he is looking forward to testing his skills at Green Eagle Golf Courses this week for the second time as the venue plays host to the Porsche European Open.
Reed made his debut in the event last year and secured a memorable albatross on the par-five 18th on his second round before finishing in a tie for 19th on -6, seven shots adrift of English champion Jordan Smith.
The American will tee it up at Hamburg this time as the Masters champion, having broken his major duck at Augusta in April, and he is the 9.00 favourite to clinch his seventh professional title.
On his latest outing, the world number 13 finished in a tie for 28th at the Open Championship at Carnoustie although conditions should be slightly easier this week than they were in Scotland.
Reed says he feels in good shape heading into the tournament and cannot wait to get his first round under way on Thursday alongside Charl Schwartzel and defending champion Smith.
He said: “I feel good. It’s always nice to be back here and even though it was really wet last year and the conditions were really hard, I really enjoyed it.
“I love the city, I love the layout of the golf course – it’s an awesome golf course. So I can’t wait for the week to get started.”
England’s Paul Casey is one of the big-name attractions in the field and he is 9.50 to claim all the spoils, just ahead of 13.00 chance Bryson DeChambeau.
American Pat Perez is a 21.00 shot to triumph whilst Frenchman Alexander Levy, who won the event in 2016, is priced at 23.00.