The Dubai Invitational kicks off the new year on the DP World Tour, but who are our tips for your golf betting this week?
This is one of a number of new events on the changed DP World Tour schedule for the 2024 campaign, and the first of a five-event stretch in the Middle East.
Who will take victory at Dubai Creek Resort? Matt Coles gives us his betting tips for the DP World Tour’s opening event of the year.
Dubai Invitational golf betting tips and preview
Venue: Dubai Creek Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date: January 11-14, 2024
Course stats: Par 71, 7,059 yards
Ryan Fox @ 16/1
Ryan Fox has been a frequent flyer on my betting suggestions over the last few months.
Fresh off the back of securing a PGA Tour card for the 2024 season, Fox will make his first start of the calendar year in Dubai. He is currently 16/1 and one of the more favoured players to win the title.
The New Zealander has three top-three finishes in his last seven tournaments, including a first Rolex Series victory at the BMW PGA Championship in September. Expect Foxy to be up there once again come Sunday afternoon in Dubai.
Best of the rest…
Rory McIlroy: The Northern Irishman makes his first start of 2024 at the Dubai Invitational. McIlroy’s recent record in Dubai is sensational, with a win and three other top-six finishes in his last five events. He is the clear favourite to win this week, at 3/1, and it would be foolish to bet against him.
Rasmus Hojgaard: Making his first start since the DP World Tour Championship, Rasmus Hojgaard will be looking for yet another DP World Tour win. He won on home soil at the Made in HimmerLand last year, and has not finished outside the top 20 in his last three events. He is 16/1 to win in Dubai.
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
The PGA Tour’s Hawaiian stint concludes this week. Following on from Chris Kirk’s win at the Sentry, the Sony Open in Hawaii begins on Thursday.
Si Woo Kim won last year’s event, which also followed the Sentry in the tour’s two-week Hawaiian escape. Who takes the glory this week at Wai’alae Country Club, though?
Russell Henley @ 25/1 to win the Sony Open in Hawaii
Henley came so close to winning the Sony Open in Hawaii back in 2022, losing out in a play-off to Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. Can he go one better this year and take a first win on the PGA Tour in 14 months?
Chris Kirk @ 33/1 to win the Sony Open in Hawaii
Chris Kirk secured his sixth PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Sentry. He also finished 3rd at the Sony Open in 2023 and runner-up back in 2021. Could we see the American go back-to-back to start the year?
What is the International Swing?
The 2023-2024 DP World Tour season has a different look to compared to previous years. Instead, there will be several ‘Swings’.
The ‘International Swing’ is the second part of the 2024 DP World Tour season, and includes eight events – visiting the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kenya and South Africa. For more on how the 2023-2024 season will run, read our full run-down here.
What is the DP World Tour?
The DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) is the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe. Its headquarters are based at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, and the tour has 44 tournaments across 24 countries over its 2024 season.
What does the DP stand for in DP World Tour?
DP stands for Dubai Port. DP World are the title sponsor of the tour. They are a multinational logistics company, specialising in cargo logistics, maritime services and free trade zones.
How can I watch the DP World Tour?
Action from the DP World Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The DP World Tour operates a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
What is the PGA Tour?
The PGA Tour is the leading golf tour in the men’s game. The tour mainly features events in the United States, including the likes of the PLAYERS Championship and the Memorial Tournament in its 38-event calendar for the 2024 season.
What does the PGA stand for in PGA Tour?
PGA stands for the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The PGA of America has almost 30,000 members and it is an organisation of golf professionals in the country. The PGA Tour came from the PGA of America.
How can I watch the PGA Tour?
Action from the PGA Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, while the action is mainly on the Golf Channel and CBS in the United States. The PGA Tour operates a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
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