I don’t know if I’ve given Frittelli the credit he deserves this season, but the guy can play.
All the 27-year-old has done in his first full year on the European Tour is win the Lyoness Open in June, finish solo second at the Volvo China Open and tie for fifth at the Shenzhen International.
He’s cooled off late in the summer, but heads to his first KLM Open appearance riding three made cuts in a row, including a T37 at last week’s Omega European Masters.
The University of Texas grad can mash the ball (23rd on the European Tour in distance) and is accurate enough to at least be in the ball park if his game is on (75th in driving accuracy). Without too much nasty rough at The Dutch, Frittelli should be near the top of the field in GIR (32nd).
Given that players in the field have one year max of course history here, I like for younger players to have as good a shot as any this week. Frittelli is one of the first to come to mind in that department.