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Updated 2019 European Tour Race to Dubai Odds: DeChambeau Favored

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau has four wins in his last ten events. (Photo by JB Autissier/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire)
  • Bryson DeChambeau wasn’t on the book to win European Tour’s Race to Dubai in December.
  • After an early win DeChambeau is now the betting favorite.
  • Should you jump on him or does someone else present better value?

Bryson DeChambeau has been lighting up the golfing world with four wins in his last 10 starts.

Bovada has now listed him as the betting favorite to win the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai title after him not even being listed just two months ago.

Should you bet on the Mad Scientist, or is there better value to be had?

2019 Race to Dubai Odds

Golfer Odds to Win 2019 Race to Dubai at Bovada
Bryson DeChambeau +500
Justin Rose +700
Tommy Fleetwood +700
Rory McIlroy +1100
Shane Lowry +1100
Jon Rahm +1200
Haotong Li +1600
Louis Oosthuizen +2200
Xander Schauffele +2500
Francesco Molinari +2800
Patrick Reed +2800
Sergio Garcia +2800

*Odds taken 2/6; follow the link in the table to see all options

Will DeChambeau Play Enough to Win Race to Dubai?

This was the first year DeChambeau has taken up membership on the European Tour and he’s already competed in two events with a victory and a tie for sixth.

His World Golf Championships and Major events will also count to his Race to Dubai total, but it’s hard to envision him playing a lot overseas.

It’s a lot to ask for an American to be tops in Europe for that very reason. Since the European Tour was formed in 1972, a grand total of zero Americans have been on the top of the heap by the end of the seasons.

DeChambeau’s focus will be geared toward the PGA Tour so at +500 I’d stay clear of wagering on him.

Bryson DeChambeau’s Last 10 Tournaments

Tournament Result
Saudi International T-6th
Omega Dubai Desert Classic WIN
Sony Open T-10th
Sentry Tournament of Champions 7th
Hero World Challenge T-12th
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open WIN
Tour Championship 19th
BMW Championship T-19th
Dell Technologies Championship WIN
The Northern Trust WIN

Jon Rahm Could Push DeChambeau for Title

There’s every reason to think Jon Rahm could be even better than DeChambeau and wrestle the Race to Dubai title away from defending champ Francesco Molinari.

His odds are at a reasonable +1200 since the fiery Spaniard has focused on the PGA Tour thus far this season. He has all the tools to absolutely take over a tour, and with five wins in the last two years he’s proven he can dominate.

Last 7 Race to Dubai Champions

Year Winner
2018 Francesco Molinari
2017 Tommy Fleetwood
2016 Henrik Stenson
2015 Rory McIlroy
2014 Rory McIlroy
2013 Henrik Stenson
2012 Rory McIlroy

Value Picks to Win 2019 Race to Dubai Title

  1. Haotong Li (+1600): Odds have dropped from +3300 in December due to a solid year with a pair of runner-up finishes putting him ninth on the RTD list.
  2. Francesco Molinari (+2800): He’s as consistent and steady as they come, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest he could make it back-to-back RTD titles.
  3. Matthew Fitzpatrick (+4000): The 24-year old Englishmen has five career victories already. Currently 16th on RTD list after just two events (second and 16th place results pushing his value down from +5000.) Primed to take that next step to super stardom.
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