DP World Tour Championship betting tips: Garcia to bring the heat in Dubai
Odds and preview for this week’s European Tour event
The European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship takes place in Dubai this week without one of the biggest stars on the planet following the withdrawal of Jon Rahm.
The world number one is in third place in the Race to Dubai standings and had a great chance of winning the money list as he did two years ago but his decision to spend “quality time” with his family has ended his hopes.
There is still a high-quality 53-man field attracted to the event at the lengthy Earth Course where two-time champion Rory McIlroy starts as the 11/2 favourite to win the title as we highlight some DP World Tour Championship betting tips.
McIlroy heads to Dubai 20th in the rankings and buoyed by a one-shot victory over Collin Morikawa at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas where he shot a final-round 66 to land his 20th PGA Tour title.
The Northern Irishman last won this tournament six years ago, was fourth in his last appearance in 2019 and has the length to tame the 7,675-yard course which has two par-fives measuring over 620 yards.
Length is not everything, though, as Matt Fitzpatrick proved 12 months ago when he took the title for a second time, a one-shot victory over Lee Westwood whose performance ensured he won the money list for a third time.
The Open champion and current world number two finished 10th on his debut last season and was seventh at the Zozo Championship in Japan, so he heads to the UAE in excellent form.
Mexican Abraham Ancer, the world number 14, is in decent shape having finished in the top 15 in four of his last five tournaments.
An 18/1 chance in DP World Tour Championship betting tips, he is making his debut at the Earth Course but is a risk at that price.
Garcia looks a good thing
Sergio Garcia has finished inside the top 10 in his last three appearances here and looks an interesting prospect at 16/1.
The 2017 US Masters champion was seventh at Mayakoba in his last outing a couple of weeks ago and having played so well here in recent years, he is one to consider.
Tyrrell Hatton usually goes well at the Earth Course with four top-10s in seven visits and he was eighth 12 months ago, although he missed the cut in Houston last week.
Of the outsiders, Victor Perez is an interesting prospect at 50/1 in DP World Tour Championship betting tips having finished seventh last year and the Frenchman was 24th in Dubai last week, so should be acclimatised to the conditions.
Bernd Wiesberger was runner-up at the Fire Course on the same estate and can hopefully be in the mix again at 20/1.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication