Tiger is back! He couldn’t win the Hero World Challenge, could he?
The Hero World Challenge sees the return of some big names to the PGA Tour including a certain 15-time major winner…
The event, ran by Tiger Woods, will see the GOAT return for the first time since withdrawing from the Masters Tournament back in April.
Need tips for betting on this week’s golf? Matt Coles has you covered…
Hero World Challenge betting tips and preview
Venue: Albany Golf Club, Albany, the Bahamas
Date: November 30-December 3, 2023
Course stats: Par 72, 7,309 yards
Defending champion: Viktor Hovland (-16)
Scottie Scheffler @ 11/2 with bet365
Scottie Scheffler is in a lull of form. Admittedly, it’s a lull of form that has only see three finishes outside the top-20, but for the World No.1, that’s certainly a dip.
Scheffler is a two-time runner-up of this competition, in both 2021 and 2022. It will also be his first event since the Ryder Cup, which was over two months ago.
The World No.1 is the second favourite to take home the title this week, and it would end a nine-month drought for a win.
Best of the rest…
Viktor Hovland: The Norwegian has been in sublime form over the last few months, and he is also the two-time defending Hero World Challenge champion. He is this week’s favourite at 4/1 to make it a three-peat.
Tiger Woods: He just had to get a mention, didn’t he? Tiger returns this week, and although he is the rank-outsider to win at 50/1, why not back the GOAT? He’s a five-time winner of this tournament.
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
There are also a pair of events on the DP World Tour, with the tour’s opening swing continuing with tournaments in both South Africa and Australia.
There is also action on the LPGA Tour, with the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open being played alongside the men’s event.
Have a look at our betting tips for the rest of this week’s tour golf here…
Dan Bradbury @ 18/1 to win the Investec SA Open Championship with bet365
After home winners in both South Africa and Australia last week, I’m banking on the first foreign winner of the 2024 DP World Tour campaign. That man is Dan Bradbury. The Englishman finished 3rd at the Joburg Open, and has not finished outside the top-20 in any of his last five events. Bradbury is 18/1 to secure a second DP World Tour title.
Adam Scott @ 10/1 to win the ISPS Handa Australian Open with bet365
Could it be Australian winners in back-to-back weeks? Adam Scott is a former winner of his national open, taking victory back in 2009. He is also in good form, with top-six finishes in his last two events. Scott is currently 10/1 to win on home soil again.
Minjee Lee @ 9/4 to win the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open with bet365
Home favourite Min Woo Lee was the man to win the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship on Sunday. Could his sister make it a double this week at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open? Minjee Lee is currently 9/1, and the favourite to win.
What is the Hero World Challenge?
The Hero World Challenge is an event hosted by Tiger Woods, with profits going to the Tiger Woods Foundation. The event features 20 of the world’s best players, and is held in the Bahamas.
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.
Why are there two events on the DP World Tour this week?
The Investec SA Open Championship is co-sanctioned between the DP World Tour and the Sunshine Tour, while the ISPA Handa Australian Open is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.
These co-sanctioned tournaments allow players from the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour to ply their trade on the DP World Tour over the first few weeks of the new season.
Why are LIV Golf players allowed to feature on the DP World Tour this week?
Due to these events being sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour, there are several players who are featuring due to a number of different criteria. Check out the reasons why here.
What is the Opening Swing?
The 2024 DP World Tour season has a different look to compared to previous years. Instead, there will be several ‘Swings’. The ‘Opening Swing’ will run up to Christmas and will comprise of six tournaments across Africa and Australasia.
For more on how the 2023-2024 season will run, read our full run-down here.
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 LPGA Tour?
The LPGA Tour is the leading women’s professional golf tour, based mainly in the United States of America. Its 2024 season will see 33 tournaments take place, across ten nations in three continents.
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