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2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Odds and Picks

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Jan 17, 2022 · 2:55 PM PST

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Collin Morikawa walks off the first green after making par during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship tees off Thursday, January 20th on the DP World Tour
  • Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy are +650 co-favorites to win the tournament
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

The first tournament of 2022 for the newly named DP World Tour (formerly European Tour), heads to Abu Dhabi for the HSBC Championship. The field boasts plenty of star power, with major champions Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry headlining the field. Those three opted to skip the PGA Tour’s American Express, in which Jon Rahm is a heavy favorite.

There are plenty of other big names competing, namely defending champion Tyrrell Hatton, and other past winners such as Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood. 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott makes his first start at this event since 2008.

Going low is imperative for success, with seven straight champions firing at least 16-under-par en route to the title.

2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Odds

Golfers Odds
Collin Morikawa +650
Rory McIlroy +650
Viktor Hovland +1000
Shane Lowry +1800
Tommy Fleetwood +2200
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Min Woo Lee +2800
Adam Scott +3500
Thomas Pieters +3500
Bernd Wiesberger +3500
Robert MacIntyre +3500
Ian Poulter +4000
Erik van Rooyen +4000
Dean Burmester +4500
Sam Horsfield +5000
Nicolai Hojgaard +5000
Laurie Canter +5500
Joachim B. Hansen +5500
Matt Wallace +6000
Lee Westwood +6500

Odds as of January 17th at DraftKings Sportsbook

Tommy Fleetwood Owns This Track

It’s tempting to want to wager on either Collin Morikawa or Rory McIlroy, but their current prices are just so low, particularly for Rory who’s been second an agonizing four times here or Morikawa, who’s never played it before. Enter Tommy Fleetwood, who has made this track his personal playground.

Fleetwood won this championship in back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018, then finished in a tie for second in 2020. He backed that up with another solid Abu Dhabi HSBC event, a T-7th showing last year.

He’s had top 15 results in five of the last seven times teeing it up, with a runner-up and a pair of T-7’s mixed in there. His odds are much more palpable at +2200 as opposed to the favorites, especially given his track record.

Last Five Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Winners

Year Winner
2021 Tyrrell Hatton
2020 Lee Westwood
2019 Shane Lowry
2018 Tommy Fleetwood
2017 Tommy Fleetwood

2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Best Value Picks

  1. Bernd Wiesberger (+3500): Eight-time DP World Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger enters this championship with a lot of confidence. In five of his last seven starts, he’s posted top-20 finishes, including a pair of runner-ups in Dubai and the Omega European Masters. Since 2015, the Austrian has three top-10’s at this tournament (T-4th, T-6th and T-8th)
  2. Antoine Rozner (+8000): Frenchmen Antoine Rozner is no stranger to having success on similar tracks to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, having won two of them in the last two years. He tasted success at the Golf in Dubai Championship in 2020 then the 2021 Qatar Masters. Just two starts ago at the AVIV Dubai Championship, he finished in a tie for fourth.
  3. Haotong Li (+13000): Haotong Li has a crooked number to claim the title which is a surprise given his recent form. Just two starts ago, he was runner-up at the Volvo China Open. Then on the PGA Tour last week he was in a tie for third after 54 holes at the Sony Open before finishing twelfth. He’d make an intriguing top-10 or top-20 wager.

 

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