Callum Shinkwin threatened to make it a fantastic week in Ras al Khaimah, starting off with a blistering 10-under par to lead by two after the first day with us on board at 100/1 outright. Following up such a low round is never easy through and the Englishman finally had to settle for a tie for 4th, using every one of 8 each-way places to secure a full place payout. Congratulations if you, unlike me, kept faith in Thorbjorn Olesen who converted his 8th Tour title in fine style.
On we go and the Bahrain Championship is another new event for us to tackle this week, having already had the inaugural Dubai Invitational added to the 2024 schedule earlier in the month. Similar to that event at Dubai Creek we do have some minor Tour and older European Tour results to peruse, albeit limited, however in contrast to the 2024 curtain-raised from 3 weeks ago we have a regular sized field of 132 in attendance this week and a halfway cut of 65 players and ties.
Last week’s winner Thorbjorn Olesen was a Monday lunchtime withdrawal, which has left Rasmus Hojgaard as the clear 10/1 favourite as he looks to convert a form line that reads 11/11/2 since the start of 2024. Even a weekend off seemingly can’t budge Jordan Smith from his familiar berth as second favourite at 18/1, with the likes of Yannik Paul, Keita Nakajima and Zander Lombard following on swiftly behind.
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Odds above used for illustrative purposes and were correct at 11:15GMT 30.1.24, but are naturally subject to fluctuation.
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