Bet UK Qatar Masters Golf Betting Tips
Rob Cobley is a maths graduate who has spent several years working in the betting industry. He is now able to share his tips on the World’s biggest golfing events exclusively for Bet UK customers.
The Course - Doha Golf Club, Qatar.
This European Tour remains in its Middle Eastern swing this week as we head to West Bay Lagoon in Qatar, and the Peter Harradine designed Doha Golf Club The course is a long, exposed, desert links with light rough, and 8 man made lakes in play across 6 holes including the signature 18th hole. This week’s winner will need to be a good wind player who can hit plenty of greens in regulation, and also is likely to be high in the scrambling stats on this tough 7,332 yard Par 72 monster.
The Market Leaders
There are no stand out market favourites this week, although Belgian Thomas Pieters does retain the favourite tag from last week in Oman at a general 11/1. Although Pieters does stand out in what is a relatively week field, the quotes seem short for a player that has failed to break into the top 30 on his two previous visits to this part of the Gulf, with finishes of 52 & 38. This lack of a strong market leader leaves an awful lot of value in what is a deep, but relatively inexperienced, field. I have a strong feeling that this week we break our European Tour duck with several extremely strong picks.
Rob’s Golf Betting Tips
George Coetzee: 64/1* to Win
With 5 top 10s in his last 6 visits to Doha Golf Club, our headline pick is South Africa’s George Coetzee. Coetzee has struggled lately to put 4 good rounds together (not helped by the fact that he has missed the cut in 4 of his last 6 starts), but remains one of the most talented players on Tour, and his name stands out in this field. Were he in just average form Coetzee would be expected to be single figures this week given his exceptional course form including in 2013 when he should have taken the title home, only to be beaten in a playoff by England’s Chris Wood. Coetzee is a prodigious talent, and a potential Major winner should he rediscover his form, and there is nowhere that he is more comfortable than here. I fully expect him to be challenging Sunday, and will be backing him with 4 points e/w at 64/1*.
Victor Dubuisson: 23/1* to Win
Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is another player that is very capable of taking the title in Qatar this week. He has appeared at Doha on three occasions, and has never been outside of the top 10. With a 12th place finish under his belt last week, there is no reason to suggest he is not in sufficiently good form to mount a significant challenge this week. He has performed on the biggest stage, not least of all against Jason Day in similar desert conditions at the WGC matchplay, and this stiff test should represent a fantastic chance for him to get back into the winners circle. I recommend a stake of 2 Points e/w at 23/1* on the 28 year old.
Pablo Larrazabal: 44/1* to Win
You never quite know what you are going to get with Pablo Larrazabal. The Spaniard is an enigmatic talent, capable of competing at the highest level, and at the same time of disappearing from leaderboards without a trace for months on end. This unpredictability is the reason that we are able to get such an enticing price, and it is too good an opportunity to pass up. Larrazabal showed flashes of brilliance towards the end of last year, none more so than at Kingsbarns during the Alfred Dunhill Links on a similarly challenging coastal track. Course form is also a positive in Pablo’s favour; having finished 4th last year, and twice more inside the Top 25 in his 4 starts. I would recommend a strong play on Larrazabal with 3 Points e/w at 44/1*.
Alvaro Quiros: 125/1* to Win
The final pick in Europe this week goes to Spaniard Alvaro Quiros. Quiros is a hugely exciting and talented player who hits the ball an absolute mile, and who will look to take advantage of the open spaces and sparse rough at Doha Golf Club. Quiros suffered several years in the wilderness, but bounced back last year in style, and is perfectly suited to this course. With a previous 2nd here, and a top 20 last year; combined with a 6th place 6 weeks ago, Quiros is clearly in decent touch, and a reappearance at these familiar coastal surroundings could be just the thing to propel the Portuguese superstar back into the winners enclosure. 1 Point e/w at 125/1*.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.
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