Golf in Dubai Championship Betting Preview: Can Martin Kaymer get back to winning ways?
Latest odds ahead of the European Tour tournament
Like every Instagram influencer, the European Tour heads to Dubai this week for the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
With four par-five holes, we could see some aggressive golf as players step up their preparations for next week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
Before Wednesday’s tee-off, we’ve looked over the field and given you the lowdown on some of the main contenders.
Bernd Wiesberger is chasing his first European Tour win of 2020 here, and eighth in total. He’s looked solid for much of the year to date, without seriously challenging for honours.
He’s hoping to change that here , though he isn’t always hot with the putter. That could be costly on a low-scoring track in good weather.
Robert MacIntyre ended his wait for a first European Tour win at the Cyprus Showdown last month and he tied sixth at the Alfred Dunhill Championship last week, after recovering from a slow start.
Last year’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year will look to carry his recent momentum into this event. He got a T6 at Leopard Creek last week too, though starting as the joint-favourite will bring additional pressure.
Martin Kaymer has good memories of the UAE, having won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship three times.
The 2010 Race to Dubai champion is having something of a renaissance this season, having delivered four top tens in his last six starts, including finishing as runner-up in the Andalucia Masters.
The 35-year-old has spoken recently about how he used the enforced break to make adjustments to his game. Can he take the next step now and add to his 11 European Tour titles?
Danny Willett is aiming to get back into the top 50 of the world rankings. It did seem like the 2016 Masters winner was getting close to his best golf after a second-round 66 at Augusta last month, but a 74 and 73 saw him slip to T25.
He enjoys playing in this part of the world, winning the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic and 2018 DP World Tour Championship.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.