Fitting that a Greg Norman designed course would beckon the old master to offer a tweet to help one of the young guns at this weeks DP World Championship. Rory Mcllroy has wrapped it all up and is just playing for monetary incentive. Most of the other heavy future favorites have issues to iron out in this one. However, I have my eyes on one candidate that offers better value than anyone else that you can still get at a great future’s price. So lets dive on in to see who will win the DP World Championship this week.
Avoid Like the Plague : Henrik Stensom
When he had the chance to still catch Rory, Henrik faltered in Turkey. Not that he played bad but his putter went awry with many short putts missing their mark. Now at this course, the winner is determined by collecting a massive amount of birdies. This is a let them rip and collect all you can design. The problem is that even if he outplays everyone else, that wayward putter will not be able to correct itself in one week at the end of a long year. This 2014 has been frustrating for him. He is rebounding and setting up 2015 well but has a next to nothing chance of winning here despite him being one of the odds on favorites to do so. Beware.
Lacking the Tiger Woods Knockout Punch
Rory’s price on this one is not enough to get a quality return. He has been the best player in the world but has faltered at one leg. He has just as many second place finishes as wins this year. The old Tiger would have never done this and that last closing dash has prevented Mcllroy from having a year for the ages. He is playing for the bonus but has the #1 spot in the world and here wrapped up. Anything but a great opening round could find him tinkering the finer points of his game getting ready for 2015.
Here Comes Ian
A laughable five foot missed putt got many people out of their chairs when it happened. One of the many whom took notice was Greg Norman as he tweeted an offer to help with his putting. For the same reasons that we avoided Henrik, we are actually more keen on Ian. Yes he did give away that tourney to finish second recently. However, Poulter really plays well late in the year. The Turkish Open will serve to already increase the amperage going through his game. While Stensom is rebounding from struggles, Ian is playing really well besides that one major gaffe. He is the one person I would wager to win this event in the futures that is near the top of the odds.
The ticker tape and fan fare for the race to Dubai has been swept away. Rory has it no matter what happens. He plays for pride and a jackpot bonus at the DP World Championship this week. Out of the horde of European players, we like Ian Poulter in our futures wagering. He has the type of game that is strong from start to finish. In most any first round matchup with decent odds, we would take him against anyone also. So gear up for some early morning golf in the states as your friends at America’s Bookie are ready to field all your sports speculation on this and all the other golf related events you care to wager on. My name is Ethan Ainsley and I will introduce myself next week here at ApexGolfbetting.com