Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Tips
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 Jan 2010 - 24 Jan 2010
Lee Westwood: 12/1
One thing for sure is that Lee Westwood wasn’t sitting on his laurels during the off season. Expect him to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger on the first tee on Thursday. The reigning Race champion notched up 11 top tens in 13 starts from the Open de France onwards last season and with Tiger out on transgressional leave, Westwood knows a Major could come his way. Lee has a bit of course form, tied second in 2008 when the course set-up was a lot tougher. He will want to hit the ground running this week.
Martin Kaymer: 14/1
Do you think Paul Casey will win this week? He owns Abu Dhabi but still must have a lot of cobwebs to blow out before he gets to top form. That leaves another course specialist in Martin Kaymer as my top tip for the week. Kaymer almost reeled in Casey in the final round last year shooting 67 to Casey’s 70 but the Englishman hung on for a nervy win. Kaymer won in 2008 by four shots, even having the luxury of shooting a final round 74. I bet he avoids the Karting on Wednesday evening.
Danny Willett: 50/1
The son of a preacher man comes into 2010 on the back of a highly impressive rookie season on the European Tour which included eight top tens. Got off to a flier with a tied fourth at Joburg and if he’s not completely knackered after the trip, could feature again this week. Followed an opening round 71 with three rounds in the 60’s in this rubber last season to tie eighth. A solid each way shout.