logo,  golf, betting, uspga, european tour, golf equipment, golf holidays, golf destinations, golf  
Latest Scores & Betting Odds

Final round
scores for
the Omega
Dubai Desert

Haotong Li -23
Rory McIlroy -22
Tyrrell Hatton -20
Alexander Levy -19
Chris Paisley -17
Alexander Bjoerk -16
Andy Sullivan -16
Byeong-Hun An -16
Chris Hanson -16
David Lipsky -16
Dylan Frittelli -16
Henrik Stenson -16
Ian Poulter -16
Jason Scrivener -16
Jeung-Hun Wang -16
Rafael Cabrera Bello -16
Richie Ramsay -16
Tommy Fleetwood -16

Final round
betting odds
for the
Dubai Desert

Rory McIlroy 10/11
Hao-Tong Li 2/1
Alexander Levy 9/1
Haydn Porteous 16/1
Andy Sullivan 25/1
Branden Grace 40/1
Tyrrell Hatton 40/1
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 50/1
David Horsey 66/1
Chris Paisley 80/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 80/1
Dylan Frittelli 100/1
Jeung-Hun Wang 100/1
David Lipsky 150/1
Henrik Stenson 150/1
Tommy Fleetwood 150/1
Alexander Bjork 200/1
Ian Poulter 200/1
Martin Kaymer 200/1
Thomas Detry 200/1
Lasse Jensen 250/1
Miguel Ángel Jiménez 250/1
Sergio Garcia 250/1
Thomas Aiken 250/1


Golf Monthly is the market leading golfing magazine in the UK. It's a lively and welcoming read that is targeted at good golfers who are regular players - and keen to get even better.

With over 100 years of heritage and authority behind it, it represents the real 'voice of golf' with leading columnists, top players and unrivalled coverage of equipment and instruction.

Download Golf Monthly

Golf Monthly magazine cover





Review & Betting Guide for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic


Sergio Garcia with the Singopore Open Trophy
Sergio Garcia
Lagardère Sports

Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson
James Kennedy

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Cyrille Bertin

Rafa Cabrera Bello
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Kevin Murray

Bernd Wiesberger
Bernd Wiesberger
Cyrille Bertin

Stephen Gallacher
Stephen Gallacher
Cyrille Bertin

Jorge Campillo
Jorge Campillo
James Kennedy


The juxtaposed position of the lush fairways and the barren desert gave rise to the term 'The Desert Miracle' back in 1988, when Florida-based course designer Karl Litten was commissioned by his Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, when the first all grass championship course emerged from the arid desert sands.

The course came to prominence when it was awarded its first European Tour event back in 1989 when the Dubai Desert Classic was born. The Majlis, which translates to 'Meeting Place' in Arabic, measures

7,211 yards and flows around the original desert dunes. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna which are complemented by the beautifully lush Bermuda grass fairways that wind their way around the seven fresh and salt-water lakes, bringing water into play on ten of the eighteen holes.

For another trusted Emirates Golf Club review click here

My tips to win:

Flying in on cloud nine from Singapore this week will be defending champion Sergio Garcia 9/1 – with BetFred – who shot two 66s on his way to winning the SMBC Singapore Open. Sergio won that event by 5-shots and won this event last year by 3-shots when he opened up with a 65. There are a couple of titles for Sergio to defend this year none more so than his green jacket in April and I am sure defending here this week will be good practice for Augusta.

A final round 65 made a significant move up the leaderboard at the weekend for Henrik Stenson 12/1 – with SportingBet – in Abu Dhabi and should put him in confident mood for this week. Henrik won this event back in 2007 and it has been a bit of a surprise that he has not gone on to win the event again after having five other Top 10s of which one was a third place and another his runner-up finish last year. I think this is an important year for the Swede, he did have a win on the PGA Tour last year but he will want to get an early victory on the board this year.

Another player who had a good weekend in Abu Dhabi is Matthew Fitzpatrick 20/1 – with BetVictor – his 63 on Saturday showed how good the Yorkshireman can be on his day. Matthew has won every year since turning professional back in 2015, but the next step is challenging consistently, Fitzpatrick has improved over the Emirates course each year he has teed it up culminating in a Top 5 here last year and I feel he may keep that progression going this week.

My each-way tips:

Another past champion is Rafa Cabrera Bello 33/1 – with Coral – and probably didn’t have the weekend he was expecting in Abu Dhabi especially after his runner-up finish just before Christmas in Hong Kong. Rafa’s win rate is not what it should be for someone with so much talent and there was a big gap from winning this event in 2012 to his win last year at the Scottish Open and he has yet to win on the PGA Tour. This is a big year for the Spaniard and with a sixth place and runner-up finishes in the last two years here, I expect him to be in the thick of it again come Sunday.

In a similar way the same could be said of Bernd Wiesberger 40/1 – with SportingBet – who seems to blow hot and cold, and a lot can be put down to that fiery temper when he is not playing well. Don’t get me wrong DJ is not always calm, but he doesn’t let one bad shot affect the next, which is something Bernd has still to master. Wiesberger has a couple of Top 10 finishes here over the last four years one of which was a forth place finish when he opened with a 64 and with this being Ryder Cup year one win isn’t going to get you in the team, its winning with consistent top five finishes.

My Outside tips:

There are a couple of good ones this week, first up past champion Stephen Gallacher 90/1 – with UniBet – who won this event back-to-back in 2013-14, he also had a runner-up the year before his first win and a third place the year after his final win. Stephen had another Top 10 here last year so he obviously loves teeing it up on the Emirates track. Jorge Campillo 150/1 – with 888Sport – should come into this week in confident mood after a Top 15 finish in Abu Dhabi firing a 64 along the way. Jorge has played steady golf over the Emirates course and I feel this is the year that the Spaniard finally gets a tournament over the line.

Longer odds:

If you want some longer odds then how about past champion Alvaro Quiros 350/1 – with StanJames – watching him last year on the range at the Trophie Hassan ll he still smashes it a mile. As we know golf is all about confidence and Alvaro’s has certainly taken a battering over the last couple of years, but he seems to enjoy playing this course and finished in the Top 5 two year ago in the middle of his current bad run and could be worth 50p each-way after making the cut at the weekend and finishing under par.

As always good luck

Free: Download the 8th issue of the PGR Magazine

planetgolfreview digital magazine

Download iBook version of issue 8 of PGR digital magazine

Download the 8th issue of planetgolfreview’s FREE digital magazine.

In this issue are Destination features from Alabama covering the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and the Atlantic Links Tour of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset featuring six Top 100 Links courses.

For the non-golfers, there are plenty of hotels and spa reviews, helping you make the perfect choice for that weekend getaway and 3-pages of Christmas gift ideas.

The equipment and apparel sections bring you the latest offerings from Mizuno, TaylorMade, Oscar Jacobson, ProQuip and Stuburt.

And finally the new “Play, Stay & Spa” section and in this issue features the setting for films such as James Bond, Bridget Jones and Layer Cake, Stoke Park Country Club, Hotel and Spa.

Click here to download PDF Version for Windows and Android

2017 Betting Guides Click Here

2016 Betting Guides Click Here

2015 Betting Guides Click Here

2014 Betting Guides Click Here

2013 Betting Guides Click Here

2012 Betting Guides Click Here

2011 Betting Guides Click Here Cl


Increase your website traffic with
Home Page | News & Betting guides | Equipment Reviews | Destination Reviews | Hotel & Spa's | About us