After five years of successfully hosting Challenge Tour events, and last years extremely successful hosting of their first European Tour event we return to Oman and Al Mouj Golf.
Although the field is far from the strongest you will see, this will still be an event to enjoy especially with Thomas Pieters and Joost Luiten topping the bill. Golf on Links style courses usually offers up plenty of excitement and this particular course will no doubt provide us with a similar offering, especially if the coastal breezes play their role.
Description: Designed by Greg Norman and opened for play in 2012. Gorgeously manicured coastal links course. Loved by the players and especially by those that enjoyed a trip to this amazing venue during their Challenge Tour years.
Par: 72 (4 x par 5’s and 4 par 3’s)
Course Length: 7365 yards.
Green Speed. 10ft
Rough: There is very little penal rough in play, however errant shots are punished heavily by the natural waste areas and abundance of water either in the form of the Indian Ocean or by one of many man made water hazards that feature throughout
History: This will be the second time that the European Tour will have hosted an event here. However the Challenge Tour have been competing here since 2013 and the majority of the field have experienced tournament play on this course.
Weather: With any costal course it is wise to pay attention to the weather and make your best judgement at the very last minute. The difficulty of the course will depend heavily on the winds and this could present a fantastic edge if you call it and play it right.
My DraftKings Picks
Joost Luiten – $11,100
Jordan Smith – $10,300
$9,000 – $10,000
Thomas Detry – $9,700
David Lipsky – $9,100
$8,000 – $9,000
Jorge Campillo – $8,600
Victor Perez – $8,100
$7,000 – $8,000
Callum Shinkwin – $7,400
Gaganjeet Bhullar – $7,400
Nicolas Colsaerts – $7,100
$7,000 or less
Joachim B. Hansen – $6,900
Kurt Kitayama – $6,700
Nino Bertasio – $6,500
European Tour Betting Tips.
Jordan Smith – 26/1 (1 point e/w)
Jorge Campillo 50/1 (1 point e/w)
First Round Leader
Jordan Smith 35/1 (1 point e/w)
Callum Shinkwin 66/1 (1 point e/w)
Jordan Smith and Sergio Garcia – 441/1 (0.5 points e/w)
One and Done