Omega Dubai Desert Classic- Betting Preview
Odds from Boylesports
Emirates GC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Robert Karlsson 15/1:
It’s not often the same player wins two weeks running on tour but Charl Shwartzel has already managed the feat in South Africa this season. The sheer methodical, nerveless performance produced by Karlsson last week was incredible and I think he will challenge again this week. In the final round last year Robert shot a sparkling 65 to climb the leaderboard and tie for fourth. He likes the track and even a podium finish at 15/1 would still be a good payout.
Paul Casey 16/1:
Okay Casey is not back to full match fitness just yet but at times last week, especially on Saturday, his ball striking was phenomenal. He seemed to give-up half way round on Sunday, but even with a 74, he still managed to finish tied fifth. In better form this time last year, Casey shot four rounds of 68 to tie for fourth. I think he’s building towards something big, if it doesn’t come this week, watch out for in the desert in Arizona at WGC Matchplay. But then again, he always wins in Arabia and this is the last hurrah.
Thomas Bjorn 70/1
For a long odds punt this week, check out Thomas Bjorn. Tommy gave us his players rep role on the European Tour committee at the end of last season to focus on his game, and in fairness, it has improved. An eagle on a par four and a bogey on the last in the Qatar Masters, saw him finish with a 68 to claim eight spot. His roar of “Fuck It”, loud enough to be heard in Dubai, indicated however that he wasn’t best pleased with his work. He has good memories of Dubai; he won way back in 2001.