The 2021 Dubai Desert Classic championship is held between the 28-31 January at the Emirates Golf Club. The event is part of the European Tour with several top players taking part in it. Including world No7 Colin Morikawa and world No10 Tyrrell Hatton who are in the top favorites in the Dubai Desert Classic betting predictions.
The first European Tour event to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, the Dubai Desert Classic goes back to a long history. As the first tournament was held in 1989. Since then Dubai has been hosting top golf players every year in this prestigious race. We can find Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau in the former winners, while Australian Lucas Herbert won the event last year. The high prize fund and the great conditions attract the best players this year too, with two top 10 players also taking part in it. Let’s see the main favorites and their chances to win in Dubai.
Dubai Desert Classic betting predictions favor Hatton to win
World No10 Tyrrell Hatton has been in great form after winning the first event of the year, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week. Not a bad start for the 29-year-old English golfer who has won six European Tour wins so far. Beside his solo victory in the PGA Tour from last year when he got the trophy in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hatton finished third in Dubai three years ago. Now online sportsbooks in the UK offer the odds of 8.50 for him getting an even better result this time.
But Hatton has to face several tough opponents, like one of the best young talents in the sport. 23-year-old American, Collin Morikawa who has the odds of 13.00 in the Dubai Desert Classic betting predictions. Morikawa already has three PGA Tour wins including his victory in the 2020 PGA Championship. It will be his first appearance in Dubai but surely he will try to get his first overseas title. With that the world No7 could follow the steps of former top players who could win at the Majlis course.
Fleetwood, Garcia and Westwood are also in the field
Online gambling sites in the UK mention another English player, Tommy Fleetwood in the favorites with the odds of 11.00 to win the event. He has five European Tour wins so far but might get his sixth title in Dubai. This will be Fleetwood’s tenth time to play here with a 6T finish being his best result so far. Unlike his fellow Ryder Cup hero Sergio Garcia who also plays in the event regularly. This will be his 12th time in the Dubai Classic which he managed to win in 2017. Now his odds are much higher, 31.00 to win the tournament. But the world No45 is certainly capable of getting a good result again.
Just like the current European Tour winner Lee Westwood and runner-up Matthew Fitzpatrick. The 47-year-old Westwood is one of the legends of the European Tour. He has finished as a runner-up three times here but hasn’t won this tournament yet. It is rare to find such a race after Westwood has won 25 titles so far. Now his odds to win here as well is 41.00. While Fitzpatrick will play in his seventh Dubai Classic, with a 5T finish as his best performance from 2017. The young English golfer finished last season on top after winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Now he can get another great victory in the country with the odds of 17.00 on bet365.