Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Abu Dhabi Golf Betting 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2.
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Guide To 2017 HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Odds & Betting Preview
Rory McIlroy’s withdrawal with a rib injury has taken some of the shine from the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship and it has certainly led to a shake-up in the bookies’ outright winner ante-post betting odds market for this golf tournament, writes Matt.
The Northern Irishman looked to be back to his best while hunting down Graeme Storm in South Africa and was widely tipped to go one better after that play off defeat.
Despite losing a star turn, this is a competitive card with some big names from both the European and PGA Tours so the main focus remains on the Abu Dhabi Golf Club this week.
Players at Head of HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Betting
Replacing Rory at the head of the outright markets is Dustin Johnson, who eases out Henrik Stenson with an industry best price of 13/2 with Stan James. Stenson himself follows at 7/1 with a crop of bookies including Paddy Power and William Hill and the two men enjoy a clear gap ahead of third favourite Rickie Fowler.
There you have two of last year’s Major winners but it is the Swede who has recorded the most consistent form since claiming the Open back in July. The last time Stenson finished outside of the top ten came the week before taking the Claret Jug although form in this event is admittedly poor.
He missed the cut in 2014 and 2015 but claimed a tied 3rd 12 months ago. Based on that record, Stenson for a top five could be the safest weekend bet at odds of 15/8 with BetVictor but the Swede should be worth a braver investment in the outrights.
This is Johnson’s first time at this event and while he will obviously be a threat, Stenson looks to be the smarter option of the two.
Others of Note In 2017 Abu Dhabi Championship Odds
Fowler is seven points behind the second favourite at an industry best of 14/1 with Paddy Power and Stan James and the American is actually defending his title, having taken this event last year by one shot from Thomas Pieters.
That was, however, the highlight of an otherwise subdued year and we wait for Fowler to return to the form shown in 2014 when he recorded his best finishes at all four majors.
Pieters himself followed up on his breakthrough season in 2015 with a win in the Made in Denmark trophy last year and is a reasonable outside punt at 25/1 with Bet365 and Betfred and I will be looking to take the Belgian in the top ten betting at 11/4 with Stan James.
HSBC Championship Outsiders to Consider
Further back in the bookmakers’ Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship outright winner betting markets is Martin Kaymer who is listed at a best of 30/1 with SkyBet. Based on current form you are unlikely to be all over the German but he does seem to save some of his best golf for this event, having recorded no less than three wins and a second place in four years from 2008.
A more interesting betting tip for this preview, based on current form, could be Tyrrell Hatton who is quoted in the outright winner betting at 28/1 with Bet365 and Paddy Power. 2016 was a consistent year of top ten finishes for the 25 year old and he has a decent record here too with a tie for 10th in 2015 and a tied 6th a year ago.
It is interesting that Hatton has been talked up a lot this week to the extent that his best price has shortened from 33/1 to that current 28/1 figure. He is worth a small punt at that price or a larger wager in the top ten markets at 5/2 with Stan James.
Trends & Preview’s Concluding Abu Dhabi Golf Betting Tips
The Abu Dhabi Golf Club provides us with exactly 7600 yards at a par 72 and traditionally this has been a low scoring surface with scrambling and putting being the key to success. Obviously the winter break can affect any player but based on those stats and on current form, we are back to Henrik Stenson as the most obvious candidate.
In the outrights, Stenson at 7/1 with Paddy Power is this preview’s betting tips’ pick while a number of options appear for safer each-way or top ten punts. Thomas Pieters is another selection this week at 11/4 with Stan James in the top tens and you can add Tyrrell Hatton at 5/2 with Stan James for the Abu Dhabi golf odds same market.
Less reliable is Martin Kaymer but a previous, if slightly distant record at this event makes him a final pick for a top ten finish at 9/4 with William Hill.