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
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.
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.
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
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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