Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Betting Tips And Preview

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Betting Tips And Preview

by 23rd January 2017

Wow, so close to a nice pick up with Dean Burmester going close at odds of 150/1 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Challenge. He just missed out on a place when finishing seventh, although if you had backed him at Paddypowers you would of got a return. So we move on to this week and our free golf tips for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Venue & Prize Fund for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Doha GC, Doha, Qatar • Purse $2,500,000

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Preview

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is one of the three European Tour golf tournaments that are held in the countries of Persian Gulf – a rare feat that it shares with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Established in 1998, this tournament is held at the Doha Golf Club in Doha. It has come a long way from being a host to modest fields in its early years to boasting top players in the recent past. The 2017 edition of the Masters will be played from January 26th – 29th.

The Doha Golf Club measures 7, 374 yards and plays to a par-score of 72. It is one of the oldest grass golf courses in this part of the world and occupies a pride of place among the golfers. The Championship course is built on a site of 150 hectares – which in itself is unusual compared to other courses in the region. The course was designed by Peter Harradine, one of the world’s leading golf course architects.

The landscape of the course is inspired by the natural topography of Qatar and features lakes, dunes and sand traps adding obstacles to the players in addition to bringing aesthetic characteristics to the course. More than anything else, the challenge for the players comes from the blazing heat with temperatures reaching as high as 25 degrees centigrade – which is still high compared to the cooler climes of Europe in January. The lengthy roughs, desert sand as well as eight artificial lakes make this one of the toughest courses to compete.

Coming to the past winners, some of the illustrious names include Sergio Garcia (2014), Chris Wood (2013) and Ernie Els (2005). There are three multiple winners in this tournament – all locked on two wins apiece. Branden Grace, Paul Lawrie and Adam Scott are the ones on the leaderboard for two wins each. Grace is the two-time defending champion here and will be eager to make it a three-peat this year.

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the European Tour’s Middle East swing. And this year’s special 20th edition will undoubtedly attract a high number of spectators.

The 20th edition of the tournament this year will have a top field led by two-time Major champions Martin Kaymer. Joining him will be Els, Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn – all past winners here. Lawrie will be making his 18th appearance this year having missed out only in 2000 and 2003. The field also includes Wood, Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Andy Sullivan.

The in-form world number nine Alex Noren will definitely be one that attracts plenty of attention in the betting market as the Swede looks to add to his four European Tour titles won over the past five months. The 34-year-old should be one of those backed to finish in the top honours this year.

Spearheading the Asian challenge will be eight-time European Tour winner Thongchai Jaidee who will be competing in this tournament for the 15th time. Joining him will be Kiradech Aphibarnrat, SSP Chawrasia and Li Haotong trying to become the first Asian to win the title here. Aphibarnrat finished an excellent T4 last week in Abu Dhabi and could go better this week and is one to keep an eye on.

Golf Tips For The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

The Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal put in a masterclass in short game skills in the final round in Abu Dhabi last week only falling short to the mightily impressive Fleetwood, he can gain compensation this week and gain yet another win on the European Tour. He is freely available at odds of 33/1 and rates as our best tip for the Qatar Masters. Two points each way is the bet for Pablo.

We loved the way Tommy Fleetwood played last week, especially in the final round when posting a third 67 of the week. His form figures for the last five comps read as T22, T14, T9, T3 and a win. The swing challenges Tommy made are now paying dividends and we can see him in the winners circle once again. His odds reflect his chances but still represents a bit of value at 18/1 and should be backed at two points each way.

Our last tip for the Qatar Masters is a big price. The SA Open winner Graeme Storm for some reason is priced up at 125/1, and for a player that held off the charge of Rory Mcilroy to win his second European Tour title is overpriced and should feature strongly. We can forgive the missed cut last week, due to the bounce factor on winning the previous week’s exertions…

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Best Tip
Pablo Larrazabal – best odds @ 33/1 with 10Bet

 

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Tip Two
Tommy Fleetwood – best odds @ 18/1 

 

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Tip Three
Graeme Storm – best odds @ 125/1 

Betting odds for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Martin Kaymer 11/1
Alex Noren 11/1
Bernd Wiesberger 11/1
Tommy Fleetwood 18/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 18/1
Joost Luiten 25/1
Graeme McDowell 28/1
Thorbjorn Oleson 30/1
Pablo Larrazabal 33/1
Peter Hanson 35/1
Jeunghun Wang 40/1
Dean Burmester 40/1
Chris Wood 45/1
Thomas Aiken 45/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 50/1

50/1 bar – All prices are subject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5