The golf betting Gods are rarely kind enough to allow successive winners and so it proved last week with 80/1 selection Brandon Stone missing out at the 3rd play-off hole in Oman, having seen the impressive Sami Valimaki make what can only be described as a clutch putt on the 72nd hole to force extra time. Disappointment aside, it was still a profitable week and we can take confidence into this week’s event in Qatar.
We move north-east from last week’s venue in Oman to complete our early-season Middle East events, as the Tour heads to Doha for the final event in the Gulf until much later in the year. In a typically European Tour twist though, we’re not playing at the Harradine-designed Doha Golf Club this week which we’ve become accustomed to since the event’s inauguration in 1998; instead we’re heading across town to the brand new Jose Maria Olazábal design, Education City Golf Club, so do bear this in mind when using this week’s event stats.
Much the same cast to last week’s event have assembled in Doha for this week’s task. Thomas Pieters has just about relinquished favouritism to Martin Kaymer after last week’s missed cut, with the former Ryder Cup teammates both rating as around 16/1 chances at the time of writing. Robert MacIntyre (22/1) and Matthias Schwab (25/1) add a little more quality to the top end of the betting this week, however as we saw last week with a 250/1 winner getting over the line, anything can and does happen in this game.
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2020 Majors Competition Sponsored By bet365:
Following on from the success of the last 8 annual GBS Majors competitions, bet365 have kindly offered to sponsor the 2020 edition with a massive £250 CASH prize fund! Our 2020 winner will receive £150 (or currency equivalent) in cash with additional £75 and £25 prizes for 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
Basically we want you to pick a single player for each of the 4 Majors any time before the start of the 2020 Masters and get those 4 names entered into the competition by one of the methods detailed on our rules page here. Best of luck all!
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