In Form Olesen Looks The Best Bet In DP World Tour Championship Market
- 15 Nov 2016
The Race to Dubai comes to an end this week with the season ending DP World Tour Championships and as such there is a stellar field engaged for one of the highlights of the entire calendar on the European Tour. Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett and Alex Noren are still in with a chance of claiming the Race To Dubai and how this tournament pans out in Dubai will decide the fate of the big prize pot.
|Thursday 17th November - 8.00am||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
DP World Tour Championships
| Thorbjorn Olesen each way
|@ 100 / 1|
|Tyrell Hatton each way||@ 40 / 1||P|
Mcilroy and Stenson The Ones To Beat
Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson are the star names of the field this week in Dubai and few would be surprised if they were fighting it out for glory down the stretch on Sunday afternoon. Between the two Ryder Cup stars, they have won the DP World Tour Championships twice each in the last four years and unsurprisingly they are the two market leaders to lift the title this week and it is hard to find holes in either to be honest.
A win for Mcilroy this week will see him end the season as World #1 but Stenson is in pole position for the Race To Dubai following a good run of results. The Open Champion was 2nd in the WGC HSBC recently before finishing 8th in the Nedbank last time out which means that his price of 6/1 to claim the title in Dubai with bet365 will appeal to plenty.
McIlroy for his part has not been seen since finishing 4th in the WGC HSBC Championships but he is clearly motivated with the #1 ranking on the line but backing him at such a short price of 3/1 to lift the title in Dubai is short enough for the majority of punters having a bet this week.
Olesen Could Be Set for a Good Week
Punters wanting to look for a bigger priced alternative to the front two have a number of options but one that we like is the talented Dane Thorbjorn Olesen who arrives in Dubai high on confidence. The 26-year-old produced four rounds in the 60s to win the Turkish Airlines Open last week and he is a massive talent on the European Tour.
Olesen also has a decent record in Dubai with top 20 finishes to his name in each of the last three years at the course and with that in mind it is impossible to ignore his massive price of 100/1 with bet365 from an each-way perspective.
Danny Willett (45/1) still has an outside chance of claiming the Race To Dubai but his form has been woeful since slipping on the Green Jacket and it is hard to see him bouncing back anytime soon, whilst Alex Noren (16/1) is the final player with a chance in the Race To Dubai thanks to his Nedbank win recently and he will be hoping to carry that momentum into the final tournament of the season
One other player to keep a close eye on this week is Tyrrell Hatton who has been rising up the rankings over the past couple of months thanks to a string of fine displays. The Englishman won the Alfred Dunhill and has followed that up with two top ten finishes in the British Masters and the Turkish Airlines Open which means he is another one for the each-way short list this week at a price of 40/1 with bet365.