We have reached the end of the year for the European tour and the DP world Tour in Dubai will host the finale. Now it had supposed to be the top 60 players in the race to Dubai but Garcia, Else and Schwartzel were banned for not competing in 2 of the last 3 tournaments. The odds on offer are not great and it has been difficult to find some sort of value. But we have managed to select a few that we believe stand a good chance.
The Jumeirah Course is a monster at 7,675 yards. Distance off the tee and GIR will be a huge factor. Rory Mcilroy comes into this tournament as favourite at 7/1, and although he is coming back into form and it would be great to see him win it, I think the odds are a little skinny to bet on. He shot a -23 last year but I don't think we will be seeing those kind of scores this year as the course will be made more difficult.
Henrik Stenson @ 12/1
Carrying a slight injury is a worry but Stenson has be the best player in the world this year and he could be the first person ever to win both the PGA and European tours! You can still get him at 12/1 and if he is anywhere near his best he will be tough to beat, with his long distance and laser accuracy, we could see history in the making!
Nicolas Colsaerts @ 60/1
My outsider bet. Colsaerts has not been in great form lately but he does hit it a country mile and if he can keep it straight he could be in with a sniff. Back him E/W
Paul Casey @ 30/1
There is no doubting Casey's abilities tee to green. His driving has been excellent lately . He has finished 6th and 16th at this course and is a double winner at Abu Dhabi, so the credentials are there and at 30/1 may be a threat.
Peter Hanson @ 33/1
Superb with his Irons and hitting some form now. Hanson has never finished outside the top 20 at this course!