- The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship tees off Thursday, January 16th
- Brooks Koepka headlining a strong field in the desert
- See the golfers with the best value to emerge victorious
The first big tournament of the 2020 European Tour calendar gets started Thursday with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship the first of eight Rolex Series events, which brings with it a hefty $7 million purse and over a million dollars to the winner.
This event is the first of three desert swing events on the European Tour calendar, with the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Saudi International to follow.
Last year’s Open Champion Shane Lowry is back to defend his title at this course, and he’ll be up against the #1 player in the world in Brooks Koepka, two-time winner Tommy Fleetwood and world #6 Patrick Cantlay, among a host of other great players.
2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Odds
|Golfer||Odds at BetOnline||Odds at Bovada|
Odds taken January 13th
Tommy Fleetwood a Great Bet
Fleetwood enters this event as one of the lead contenders for very good reasons, not the least of which is that he emerged victorious at this track in back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 25, 2019
Fleetwood also has been in great form, having won the Nedbank Challenge and finished runner-up at the DP World Tour Championship in his last two starts. While you’re not getting incredible value on wagering Fleetwood this week, putting together his strong play with his fantastic course history makes him worthy of a wager.
Past Five Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Winners
2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Best Value Picks
- Branden Grace (+2800): Finally returning to the quality golf he can play after a miserable 2019. Won last week at the South African Open and was third at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Posted a pair of top-five finishes at this tournament in 2013 and 2016.
- Martin Kaymer (+5000): At one point absolutely owned this golf course from 2008-2011, with three victories and a second place finish. Also placed third in 2014 and fourth in 2016 so still has found success on this layout. Has played solid golf in his last four times teeing it up with a top-five and three other respectable finishes.
- Haotong Li (+8000): Finished second in his last event at the China Tour Championship to knock off some rust in his game. Only two missed cuts in his last ten starts so he hasn’t been playing really poorly, but not many top finishes outside of the Tour Championship pushes his odds higher.
- Pablo Larrazabal (+10000): Won in his last tournament, the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Also has great history here too, having taken the title in 2014 and also was a second place finisher in 2017. At these odds, definitely worthy of high consideration to get the job done again.
Let's have fun and keep it civil.