In it's third year on the European Tour, the Saudi International has once again attracted a big-name field. Who is the favourite? What is the weather forecast? Where can it be watched? oddschecker reveal all...
World number one Dustin Johnson returns to the Saudi International this week, looking to go one better than last year after being edged out by Graeme McDowell to the title.
However, the American will face fierce competition from an exciting field which includes the likes of Bryson Dechambeau, Tyrell Hatton and Patrick Reed.
Oddschecker has collated everything you need to know ahead of the Saudi International including a course preview, betting odds and TV scheduling. Expert betting tips and preview can be found here.
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Royal Greens Golf and Country Club Course Guide
- Course: Royal Greens Golf and Country Club
- Prize money: $3,500,000
- Field: 138
- Par: 70
- Length: 7,010 yards
- Race2Dubai points: 4,250
For the third event of the European Tour season the players are heading to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club for the Saudi International.
With a par of 70, you'd be forgiven for thinking this course was a leveller, however the several long par fours is where the long drivers can make their distance pay. If history is anything to go by, expect a power-heavy leaderboard come Sunday.
Saudi International: Who is the favourite?
Current favourite is Dustin Johnson at best odds of 5/1. His short price can be chalked up to finishing first and second in the competition in the two years it has been a feature of the European Tour. Second favourite is Bryson DeChambeau at 8/1 followed by in form players Tyrell Hatton and Patrick Reed, both at best odds of 14/1.
Who is the most backed?
In the last 24 hours, Dustin Johnson has been the most backed to win through oddschecker with 9.7% of votes. Behind him is Ryan Fox with 8.3% of the votes who is currently at best odds of 125/1.
Best place terms
The best place terms on offer for the Saudi International are 8 places which is being offered by Paddy Power, Skybet, 888Sport and BoyleSports.
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Currently the sun is set to shine with temperatures in the mid-20s Celsius. Moderate wind can be expected but nothing that should cause any particular issues for the players. There is a small chance of rain on Friday before the sunny weather is expected to return for the weekend.
Saudi International previous winners
What TV Channel is the Saudi International on?
Coverage of the Saudi International begins on the 4th of February at 8am on Sky Sports Golf.
Saudi International Tee Times:
|7:10 Tee 1 KAWAMURA Masahiro, WARING Paul, ORMSBY Wade|
|7:20 Tee 1 FOX Ryan, LORENZO-VERA Mike, MCEVOY Richard|
|7:30 Tee 1 COETZEE George, HILL Calum, LANGASQUE Romain|
|7:40 Tee 1 BURMESTER Dean, APHIBARNRAT Kiradech, MOLINARI Edoardo|
|7:50 Tee 1 WOOD Chris, KITAYAMA Kurt, KINHULT Marcus|
|8:00 Tee 1 BROBERG Kristoffer, HEBERT Benjamin, LEE Min Woo|
|8:10 Tee 1 WU Ashun, BROWN Steven, LUITEN Joost|
|8:20 Tee 1 ELVIRA Nacho, WALTERS Justin, ZANOTTI Fabrizio|
|8:30 Tee 1 LAPORTA Francesco, HORSEY David, KIEFFER Maximilian|
|8:40 Tee 1 HOWELL David, DETRY Thomas, McGOWAN Ross|
|8:50 Tee 1 QUIROS Alvaro, PORTEOUS Haydn, KJELDSEN Søren|
|9:00 Tee 1 DUNNE Paul, SODERBERG Sebastian, HALL Harry|
|7:10 Tee 10 HARDING Justin, OTAEGUI Adrian, SULLIVAN Andy|
|7:20 Tee 10 ROZNER Antoine, LARRAZÁBAL Pablo, KANAYA Takumi|
|7:30 Tee 10 PIETERS Thomas, CANTER Laurie, LI Haotong|
|7:40 Tee 10 MICKELSON Phil, FLEETWOOD Tommy, WIESBERGER Bernd|
|7:50 Tee 10 GARCIA Sergio, FINAU Tony, LOWRY Shane|
|8:00 Tee 10 DECHAMBEAU Bryson, WALLACE Matt, ROSE Justin|
|8:10 Tee 10 JOHNSON Dustin, WESTWOOD Lee, HATTON Tyrrell|
|8:20 Tee 10 NA Kevin, PEREZ Victor, KAYMER Martin|
|8:30 Tee 10 SHARMA Shubhankar, VEGAS Jhonattan, STONE Brandon|
|8:40 Tee 10 STERNE Richard, CAMPILLO Jorge, GALLACHER Stephen|
|8:50 Tee 10 HANSEN Joachim, B. KORHONEN Mikko, SMITH Jordan|
|9:00 Tee 10 GUERRIER Julien, AL KURDI Shergo, PAVON Matthieu|
|11:50 Tee 1 SOUTHGATE Matthew, WARREN Marc, SAMOOJA Kalle|
|12:00 Tee 1 ARNAUS Adri, NIENABER Wilco, VÄLIMÄKI Sami|
|12:10 Tee 1 BELLO CABRERA Rafa, RAI Aaron, ANCER Abraham|
|12:20 Tee 1 STENSON Henrik, REED Patrick, HØJGAARD Rasmus|
|12:30 Tee 1 POULTER Ian, WILLETT Danny, HOVLAND Viktor|
|12:40 Tee 1 MCDOWELL Graeme, CASEY Paul, MACINTYRE Robert|
|12:50 Tee 1 ELS Ernie, BEZUIDENHOUT Christiaan, KOKRAK Jason|
|13:00 Tee 1 JIMÉNEZ Miguel Ángel, BJØRN Thomas, SCHWAB Matthias|
|13:10 Tee 1 SCHAPER Jayden, ALMULLA Othman, FISHER Oliver|
|13:20 Tee 1 CATLIN John, AL SHARIF Saud, BJÖRK Alexander|
|13:30 Tee 1 SHARVIN Cormac, GAGLI Lorenzo, HIGGO Garrick|
|11:50 Tee 10 LAW David, ROUSAUD Eduard, PAVAN Andrea|
|12:00 Tee 10 GREEN Gavin, LOMBARD Zander, PAISLEY Chris|
|12:10 Tee 10 DRYSDALE David, WILSON Oliver, JANEWATTANANOND Jazz|
|12:20 Tee 10 SURI Julian, FORREST Grant, MORRISON James|
|12:30 Tee 10 JAMIESON Scott, CROCKER Sean, BERTASIO Nino|
|12:40 Tee 10 FISHER Ross, JOHNSTON Andrew, CHESTERS Ashley|
|12:50 Tee 10 LIPSKY David, HEND Scott, LEVY Alexander|
|13:00 Tee 10 MIGLIOZZI Guido, CRIVENER Jason, HERBERT Lucas|
|13:10 Tee 10 DUBUISSON Victor, WINTHER Jeff, DONALDSON Jamie|
|13:20 Tee 10 PARATORE Renato, SALHAB Faisal, RAMSAY Richie|
|13:30 Tee 10 PULKKANEN Tapio, JACQUELIN Raphaël, STALTER Joël|
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