The first Rolex Series event of the season is here and there are plenty of big names in the field. Who is our tipster backing to take Shane Lowry's title?

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship betting tips: Top tip

Louis Oosthuizen (14/1) is in Abu Dhabi fresh off the back of a very solid defence in his home country and, but for Branden Grace’s sublime putting, would have had another trophy in his cabinet.

I expect his spectacular form to continue this week as he has had success here in the past and will undoubtedly be feeling good about his game.

He’s skipped this event for the best part of the last decade but returned to Abu Dhabi last season and recorded a top-5 finish. Keeping in mind that he had back-to-back top-5 finishes when he was more of a regular here at the beginning of the 2010s, his strong return proved that while the course has evolved year-on-year his game still holds up well on this layout.

Greens In Regulation could be a key statistic yet again this week and Oosthuizen currently leads that particular category in 2020.

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