See below as we run through the main golf tournaments this week – Abu Dhabi Championship and the American Express.
This includes facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson with odds from 32Red.
DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC
- Emirates Golf Club, UAE
- First staged in 1989
- Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
OVERVIEW: The Desert Classic always produces one of the best fields of the year and this is now different boasting stars from either side of the Atlantic.
Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champion, but it is British stars Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick who are the head of the betting.
📆 January 2016: Bryson finishes low amateur in Dubai, ranked 530th in the world.
📆 January 2019: Bryson wins his sixth professional event in Dubai, ranked number five in the world.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 22, 2020
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
- Torrey Pines, San Diego, California
- First staged in 1952
- Defending Champion: Justin Rose
OVERVIEW: You knowing the Golfing season is really here with the famed Farmers Insurance Open, and as it goes from strength to strength and is one of the real highlights of the early golfing calendar.
Justin Rose comes in as defending champion, but he has a huge task on his hands to retain it with a stellar field including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler amongst the big names teeing it up.
— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) January 21, 2020
The pro’s point of view…
Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.
If we didn’t already think the golfing year was here, it really is here – two wonderful fields and we have some great action to look forward to.
Looking in Dubai, I think Sergio Garcia showed some good stuff last week and enough to back him for a win here and it is hard to look beyond Tommy Fleetwood again.
And in California, I really am excited about this one and I do wonder if Rory McIlroy will come flying out the traps and I think he will finish top-ten, but to win I like the look of Rickie Fowler here.