The European Tour moves to Quatar this week for the Oman Open which takes place at the Al Mouj Golf Course in Muscat, Oman.
This is the very first staging of the NBO Oman Open so we don’t have anything in terms of recent course form to go on.
The course plays to a par 72 and was designed by Greg Norman. There is plenty of water on the course and while the landing areas on the tee shots are fairly wide a trip into the rough could prove costly. The wind can have a big impact on this event but the forecast at the moment looks like we are in for a calm week. Alexander Levy heads the betting at 16/1 in a field that is weaker than we usually get on the European Tour.
40/1 and better the balance, odds correct at time of posting but subject to change
Andy Sullivan each way at 20/1.
Sullivan has played some solid golf over the last couple of weeks with a top 20 on the back of a top 10 and I feel that in this field he must have every chance of going close and breaking what is becoming a lengthy drought.
Shubhankar Sharma each way at 18/1
Sharma has been in excellent form this year with a couple of victories in his last 5 starts and he certainly looks a player who could train on to better things. He may well be able to take advantage of this weak field to chalk up a 3rd victory.
Richie Ramsay each way at 50/1
Ramsay enjoys playing Links Golf Courses and he certainly would benefit if the wind were to get up a bit. He has been in decent form this year and has the game to challenge on this track.
Romain Wattel each way at 55/1
Wattel had at a tie 11 finish 2 weeks ago and his form seems to be progressing nicely. This is the sort of course I could see him taking to so here is hoping he has a big week.
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