2017 DP World Championship Betting Preview And Tips

November 16th – 19th, 2017
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,675
Purse: $8 million with $1,391,216 to the winner
Defending Champion: Matthew Fitzpatrick

2017 DP World Tour Championship Tips
2017 DP World Championship Betting Preview and Tips.

I'm delighted to be joined by twitter's top golf tipster Rob Taylor to preview the best in betting for this week's European Tour showpiece, the 2017 DP World Championship from Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

It's a field stacked with talent and we've both searched for  each-way value from short odds and out.

Doc's Top Five Best Each Way Bets

Victor Dubuisson 20/1

I was away in the USA competing in Ironman last week and didn't have time to compile my tips but my money was on Victor Dubuisson in South Africa.  Granted he didn't win, but even by his demeanour on the golf course you could tell he was in a good headspace.  And to be blunt, what is going on in that six inches between his ears is the only difference between Victor being among the best in the world and simply not playing.  That 3rd in South Africa couples with a T3 on the links last month bringing Dubuisson back to a course he has come close on before. T4 here in 2016, T2 in 2014 and solo 3rd in 2013 and in this form it's no brainer, excuse the pun, to have Victor on your shortlist.

Matthew Fitzpatrick 16/1

With Justin Rose, Sergio and Jon Rahm in the field this week, the media glare on Matt is lessened but for me he is the one to beat.  Since winning at Crans, the Englishman has quietly added another six consecutive top 15 finishes, all built on a foundation of unerring accuracy with woods and irons. Loves the place too having scored a T4 on his debut here in 2015 and then won last year. In a game of so many variables, consistency is key and whether you take Matt on the nose to win or each-way make sure you take him at 16/1.

Nico Colsaerts 50/1

It took Nico a few goes to figure out the course but a solid T4 here in 2016 after missing out in 2015 was quality.  And he's another who has been improving in form since a T25 Scotland, with a T15 in Italy then a T2 last time out in Turkey.  That caught the eye for an average driving clip of 310.4 yards with a T8 stat in fairway accuracy leading to a solo 2nd in GIR and his weight of scoring on the par-4's rather than the par-5's.  Decoding all that, I mean to say Nico is a long hitter scoring like a short hitter and that's a super combo heading into this week.  Way overpriced at 50/1.

Tyrrell Hatton 18/1

I really don't mind to see Tyrrell in the "who's not hot" column with some bookies this week because I can think he'll be right up there again this year.  Now on his fourth visit to the Jumeriah Estates, he has gone T6, T13, 2nd here and has his course management strategy nailed down.  Since winning back to back in Scotland and Italy he's been T11 in China, T16 in Turkey and T19 last week in South Africa and must be cruising on fumes right now.  However with €2.7 million banked and lying fifth in the Race To Dubai I'm sure he'll find the energy to be right up there.

Thorbjorn Olesen 40/1

I see that Rob has taken Joost Luiten as his pick (and he was my fifth also) so I'll opt for Thorbjorn Olesen instead.  Played great in Turkey finishing with a pair of 66's for a T5 and followed it with a T12 at the Nedbank last week.  The Dane has played the last six Tour Championship and finished in the top 20 in all but one (T21 in 2012)  and on this form could have his best finale yet.

 Rob Taylor's Picks

Whilst many of those at the top of the market have obvious chances, I’m looking a bit further down the list for some each way value. With most firms paying out top 6, there are some great prices around for some players showing a mixture of desert form, course form and a recent sprinkling of gold dust.

Pick 1: Joost Luiten 28/1
A favourite of mine, a GIR machine and a course that suits.

Pick 2: Alex Noren 40/1
Highly ranked player at a price that reflects a slight dip vs his very high standards. 12th last week shows he’s returning to his best form. Could make the price look very silly.

Pick 3: Rafa Cabrera Bello 45/1 
Just loves playing in the desert. 4 consecutive top 20s here and three recent top 15's shows he should go well again.

Pick 4: Martin Kaymer 50/1 
The Wee Man has been talking him up for a while, a 5th last week shows a true return to form could be close, and another who loves playing in the sandy surroundings. Kaymer has an array of top 20 finishes here.

Others that came close: Dubuisson, Wiesberger & Levy.

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