Nov 15th, 2017
The Golf Spiv calls the DP World Tour Championship
Here's where the value lies this week
Words: The Golf Spiv
Three players have the chance to lift the Race to Dubai title at the DP World Tour Championship and end the season as the European Tour Number One. Tommy Fleetwood leads the way but Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia can snatch it away from as the season heads to Dubai for the final event of the season.
The bookies place Justin Rose as the favourite to do just that with odds of 7/1 following his back to back wins. Garcia’s best odds are 12/1 to win here with Fleetwood at 25/1. It is clear to see how they think things will unravel.
However, golf is never that obvious. Matthew Fitzpatrick won here last year for his biggest win to date and with the pressure the Rose, Garcia and Fleetwood could we see another name slip through to claim victory in Dubai?
Here’s who the Spiv is placing his cash on this time around.
Tyrrell Hatton 16/1 William Hill:
Hatton was practicing on the range alone as he was the first to arrive for the DP World Championship. For Hatton, this was the one that got away last year as he was just edged out by Fitzpatrick. He feels comfortable on this track. A tie for sixth in 2014 and a second place in 2016 shows just that. With two wins under his belt in 2017, the Englishman could end the season on a high.
Francesco Molinari 25/1 (Coral):
When it comes to consistency in Dubai the Molinari is your man. Tied fourth in 2015 and 2016 shows that the Italian knows exactly what to do around here. Winless this year but the world number 21 has what it takes to match anyone on his day. His second place at the PGA Championship proves that.
Victor Dubuisson 25/1 (Coral):
When he’s good, he’s great. However, the same can’t be said when the Frenchman is having an off day. So why has he made the list? Well it is the time of the year when Dubuisson decides that he wants to be good. Tied for fourth last year after a strong showing at the NedBank. Just had a strong finish at the NedBank, see the connection? Expect him to finish on a high.
Rafa Cabrera Bello 40/1 (Coral):
Switching between the PGA Tour and European Tour has meant that the Spaniard has put in plenty of air miles this year and perhaps it has taken its toll. However, class is permanent as they say and Cabrera Bello has the game to take this course on. He may have struggled at Sun City but a tie for fifth at the HSBC Champions shows he is up there. Great E/W.