The Doha Golf Club in Qatar is this week’s European Tour stop and we look at the Qatar Masters from a betting angle.
The Doha Golf Club is a par 72 layout and length off the tee is a big advantage as wayward shots seldom get too harshly punished. Finding the Greens in Regulation is also a key stat and the wind can get up so this could be a factor to.
Thomas Pieters is fresh from a top 6 finish last week and he is priced as favourite to win here in what looks a relatively weak field. Jordan Smith and Tom Lewis are the only other 2 players quoted at 20/1 or less.
2018 – Eddie Pepperell -18
2017 – Wang Jeung-hun -16*
2016 – Branden Grace -14
2015 – Branden Grace -19
2014 – Sergio Garcia -16*
Thomas Pieters 9/1
Jordan Smith 18/1
Tom Lewis 20/1
Alexander Bjork 22/1
Victor Dubuisson 25/1
Jorge Campillo 30/1
33/1 and better the balance, odds correct at time of posting but subject to change
Brandon Stone each way at 90/1
Stone returned to form last week and was in contention at one stage in Oman. He has proven himself in the wind before and that can stand him in good stead this week.
Chris Wood each way at 50/1
Wood is a past winner of this event and has solid recent course form with a couple of Top 15’s in the last two years. He missed the cut last week after a layoff, but at a course which he clearly enjoys, I am happy to have him at current prices and in a relatively weak field.
Nicolas Colsaerts each way at 66/1
Colsaerts has some decent course form with 5 consecutive cuts made including a Top 10 and a Top 15. He was only 40th last week in the desert but 3 starts back finished 8th and I like his chances this week.
Justin Harding each way at 40/1
Harding missed the cut last week but that came on the back of some very consistent and impressive performances and he has had a Top 15, Top 5 and a Top 10 in his last 5 starts. He makes his course debut but I see no reason why he will not take to the layout.
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