2018 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

2018 Qatar Masters Fantasy Golf Picks and Betting Odds

 

THE OVERVIEW

Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar – The European Tour continues a swing through the Middle East as it visits the Doha Golf Club this week. A slightly lighter field opens up the play options a bit.

The track is a slightly narrow one with spongy Bermuda rough that may bother some players more than others. Strong winds are almost always a factor as well, so it may serve well to target players with the game for such conditions, or at the very least, ample experience in them. There’s a ton of course history to draw from for this event, but we’ll be favoring current form a little more heavily.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017   -16   Jeung Hun Wang   (Runners Up, Playoff:    Joakim Lagergren, Jaco Van Zyl)

2016   -14   Branden Grace    (Runners Up:    -12   Rafa Cabrera Bello, Thorbjorn Olesen)

2015   -19   Branden Grace    (Runner Up:    -18   Marc Warren)

2014   -16   Sergio Garcia    (Runner Up, Playoff:   Mikko Ilnonen)

 

THE ODDS    (Bovada 2/19/2018)

Thorbjorn Olesen  +1400

Andy Sullivan  +1800

Chris Wood  +2000

George Coetzee  +2000

Jeung Hun Wang  +2000

Julian Suri  +2500

Shubhankar Sharma  +2800

Thomas Detry  +2800

Seung Su Han  +3300

Alexander Bjork  +4000

Benjamin Hebert  +4000

Erik Van Rooyen  +4000

Fabrizio Zanotti  +4000

Jordan Smith  +4000

Marcus Kinhult  +4000

Nicolas Colsaerts  +4000

Haydn Porteous  +5000

Jeff Winther  +5000

Matthieu Pavon  +5000

Mike Lorenzo-Vera  +5000

Pablo Larrazabal  +5000

Richie Ramsay  +5000

Julien Guerrier  +5500

Clement Sordet  +6000

 

WHO’S HOT

Shubhankar Sharma

Andy Sullivan

Julien Guerrier

Thomas Detry

Jeung Hun Wang

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Jeung Hun Wang

Thorbjorn Olesen

Joakim Lagergren

Bradley Dredge

Jordan Smith

Gregory Bourdy

 

LONGER SHOTS

Hideto Tanihara  +6000

Richard Sterne  +6000

Aaron Rai  +6600

Adrian Otaegui  +6600

David Horsey  +6600

Eddie Pepperell  +6600

Jason Scrivener  +6600

Matt Wallace  +6600

Mikko Ilonen  +6600

Nino Bertasio  +6600

Robert Rock  +6600

Romain Wattel  +6600

Sean Crocker  +6600

Soren Kjeldsen  +6600

Stephen Gallacher  +6600

Thomas Aiken  +6600

Bradley Dredge  +8000

Gregory Bourdy  +8000

Joakim Lagergren  +8000

Matthew Southgate  +8000

Phachara Khongwatmai  +8000

Scott Hend  +8000

Lucas Bjerregaard  +10000

Nacho Elvira  +10000

Andrea Pavan  +12500

Ashun Wu  +12500

Callum Shinkwin  +12500

Edoardo Molinari  +12500

Marc Warren  +12500

Mikko Korhonen  +12500

Renato Paratore  +12500

Tapio Pulkkanen  +12500

Chase Koepka  +15000

Soomin Lee  +15000

Zander Lombard  +15000

 

FAITHFULS

Andy Sullivan

George Coetzee

Nicolas Colsaerts

Mikko Ilonen

Thomas Aiken

 

THE ‘FORE’ SOMES

‘FORE’ SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a “low tier” betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a “mid tier” (30:1 – 75:1), and a final player from a “high tier” (75:1 & up).  

KEITH’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Andy Sullivan  (18:1).  Sullivan is seriously trending in the right direction. Three straight top 20s, including a T6 at the Dubai Desert Classic three weeks ago. In a relatively lighter field, his experience should serve him well this week. Made three of his last four cuts in this event with two top 20s.  Averaging 307 off the tee and 74% GIR.

Fabrizio Zanotti (40:1)  &  Jordan Smith (40:1).  Fabrizio is coming off a great week in Oman (T7), one of two top 10s in his last four starts. The other being a T9 in Abu Dhabi. His 2018 DA (79.59%) is second only to Daisuke Kataoka and he’s hitting 75% GIR. We are looking to the Paraguayan pro to have a good showing this week. Smith got off to a hot start with an opening round 68 last week. He plateaued in rounds 2-4, but it was a reminder of his great promise and this seems like a week where he could shine. Also playing well from the tee of late. 304 average and  70% of fairways. T6 here last year with two rounds of 66.

Matthew Southgate  (80:1).  A lot of the names we initially liked in this range are just too out of form. Eventually, Matthew Southgate’s showing in Oman last week cannot be overlooked. His opening round 65 was lights out and he was in contention until he fell of on Sunday with an unimpressive 75.  302 off the tee and 77% GIR.

 

JOHN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Julian Suri  25:1

Marcus Kinhult  40:1

Jordan Smith  40:1

Tapio Pulkkanen  125:1

 

GAVIN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Chris Wood  16:1

Seungsu Han  33:1

Jordan Smith  40:1

Callum Shinkwin  125:1       **(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

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