Dubai Desert Classic: Odds, Field, Course Guide, Tee Times & TV

Dubai Desert Classic: Odds, Field, Course Guide, Tee Times & TV

The second installment of European Tour Golf for the 2021 season comes from the Emirates Golf Club this week. Who is the favourite? What is the weather forecast? Where can it be watched? oddschecker reveal all...

Last weekend, the opening tournament of the 2021 European Tour season culminated in a win for English golfer Tyrell Hatton who fended off the rest of the field and an in-from Rory McIlroy to lift the trophy.

With the Tour staying in the UAE for now Hatton will be looking to add another trophy to his growing collection at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this week.

Oddschecker has collated everything you need to know ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic including a course preview, betting odds and TV scheduling.


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Emirates Golf Club Course Guide

Course: Emirates Golf Club, United Arab Emirates
Prize money: $3,250,000
Field: 132
Par: 72
Length: 7,353 yards (6,988 m)
Race2Dubai points: 4,250

For the second event of the 2021 season, the European Tour is staying in the UAE for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Exposed fairways, thick rough and fast greens will pose a good test and with the course only an hour up the coast from last week's event, it’s reasonable to expect a few of the same names at the top of the leaderboard come Sunday. 

Dubai Desert Classic: Who is the favourite?

At a best price of 7/1, last week's champion Tyrell Hatton is understandably the favourite. His impressive 18-under score last week has proven his desert golf credentials and he will now be looking to start the season with back-to-back wins.

If you are looking for some betting picks, then take a look at our outright and first round leader tips for the Dubai Desert Classic.

Who is the most backed?

The most backed golfer in the last seven days through oddschecker has been Andy Sullivan receiving 9.3% of punter bets. He’s a best price of 33/1 to win this week and will be looking to improve on a tied 25th finish last time out.

Best place terms

The best place terms on offer for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic are 8 places which is being offered by Paddy Power, Betfair and BoyleSports. Elsewhere 7 places are being paid out by SkyBet, BetFred and Betway.

Compare odds and place terms and place your bets on the Dubai Desert Classic through oddschecker. Make sure you are betting with the best offers on our free bets page.

Dubai Latest Weather

Currently, temperatures are set to range between 24 and 27 degrees, peaking on Friday. The wind is expected to be fairly steady at around 10mph although that may change at the weekend with forecasts suggesting speeds of 16mph. This is certainly something to consider as the exposed Desert course will feel the full effects of any gusts.

Dubai Desert Classic previous winners

2020 Lucas Herbert
2019 Bryson DeChambeau
2018 Haotong Li
2017 Sergio Garcia
2016 Danny Willett

What TV Channel is the Dubai Desert Classic on?

Coverage of the Dubai Desert Classic will begin from 4am UK time on the 28th of January, airing in the UK on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event.

Tee times (local time)

07:10    1    AL KURDI, Shergo        CHESTERS, Ashley
07:20    1    ROUSAUD, Eduard            HEISELE, Sebastian
07:30    1    MIGLIOZZI, Guido        BJÖRK, Alexander
07:40    1    LORENZO-VERA, Mike        SODERBERG, Sebastian
07:50    1    PAVAN, Andrea            SHARMA, Shubhankar
08:00    1    LANGLEY, David            FOX, Ryan
08:10    1    PORTEOUS, Haydn            DRYSDALE, David
08:20    1    COLSAERTS, Nicolas        WU, Ashun
08:30    1    MORRISON, James            APHIBARNRAT, Kiradech
08:40    1    BERTASIO, Nino            WILSON, Oliver
08:50    1    FISHER, Oliver            FORREST, Grant
07:10    10    LANGASQUE, Romain        BROBERG, Kristoffer
07:20    10    PAISLEY, Chris            SHINKWIN, Callum
07:30    10    SULLIVAN, Andy            SCRIVENER, Jason
07:40    10    CASEY, Paul            HØJGAARD, Rasmus
07:50    10    ROSE, Justin            CABRERA BELLO, Rafa
08:00    10    GARCIA, Sergio            MORIKAWA, Collin
08:10    10    WIESBERGER, Bernd        FLEETWOOD, Tommy
08:20    10    ROZNER, Antoine            SCHWAB, Matthias
08:30    10    VÄLIMÄKI, Sami            HANSEN, Joachim B.
08:40    10    LUITEN, Joost            OLESEN, Thorbjørn
08:50    10    HAGUE, David            CANTER, Laurie
11:30    1    ELVIRA, Nacho            KJELDSEN, Søren
11:40    1    CATLIN, John            FISHER, Ross
11:50    1    GALLACHER, Stephen        HIGGO, Garrick
12:00    1    KARLSSON, Robert        MACINTYRE, Robert
12:10    1    LOWRY, Shane            WILLETT, Danny
12:20    1    FITZPATRICK, Matthew        PEREZ, Victor
12:30    1    WALLACE, Matt            BEZUIDENHOUT, Christiaan
12:40    1    ELS, Ernie            RAI, Aaron
12:50    1    NIENABER, Wilco            CAMPILLO, Jorge
13:00    1    LEVY, Alexander            LIPSKY, David
13:10    1    WINTHER, Jeff            WALTERS, Justin
11:30    10    MCEVOY, Richard            KORHONEN, Mikko
11:40    10    LEE, Min Woo            KINHULT, Marcus
11:50    10    DUBUISSON, Victor        ORMSBY, Wade
12:00    10    ROCK, Robert            RAMSAY, Richie
12:10    10    SURI, Julian            LOMBARD, Zander
12:20    10    MOLINARI, Edoardo        CROCKER, Sean
12:30    10    WARING, Paul            GUERRIER, Julien
12:40    10    PAVON, Matthieu            SOUTHGATE, Matthew
12:50    10    EL HALI, Karim            STERNE, Richard


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