Odds To Win: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Dustin Johnson Justin Rose

The European Tour starts its two-tournament swing through the UAE with this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The 126-player field in Abu Dhabi is headlined by World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who also happens to be the tournament favorite. The 33-year old South Carolina native, fresh off a blowout win at Kapalua, is listed with 5-1 odds to win his second-straight title.

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy is another favorite at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Coming off a winless year for the first time since 2008, McIlory is listed with odds of 8-1.

Also at 8-1 is Justin Rose, who finished 2017 on fire – winning three times in a six-start stretch, which additionally included a pair of top 5s and a top 10.

Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey, who helped lead Europe to a victory at last week’s EurAsia Cup, are both listed at 18-1.

Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, and Branden Grace, the runner-up at last weekend’d BMW SA Open, are at 20-1.

Tyrell Hatton (22-1), three-time tournament winner, Martin Kaymer (25-1), and Matt Kuchar (30-1) round out the top 10 players, according to the oddsmakers.

Our payoff pick this week is Chris Paisley at 150-1. The winner of last week’s South African Open, the Englishman is an easy pick to take a flyer on.


THE SKINNY

Tournament: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Dates: Jan. 18-21, 2018
TV Network: GOLF Channel
Course: Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Where: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Distance: 7,600 yards, Par 72
Architect: Peter Harradine
Field/Format: 126 players; 72-hole stroke; 36-hole cut
Purse: $2,700,000
Winning Share: $500,000
Race to Dubai Points: 421,000
Defending Champion: Tommy Fleetwood


PlayerOdds
Dustin Johnson5-1
Rory McIlroy8-1
Justin Rose8-1
Henrik Stenson18-1
Paul Casey18-1
Branden Grace20-1
Tommy Fleetwood20-1
Tyrrell Hatton22-1
Martin Kaymer25-1
Matt Kuchar30-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick33-1
Rafael Cabrera Bello33-1
Thomas Pieters35-1
Bernd Wiesberger35-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat45-1
Byeong Hun An55-1
Ross Fisher55-1
Haotong Li66-1
Bryson DeChambeau70-1
Thorbjorn Olesen70-1
Ian Poulter75-1
Dean Burmester80-1
Dylan Frittelli80-1
Joost Luiten80-1
Lee Westwood80-1
Graeme McDowell90-1
Paul Dunne90-1
Alexander Levy100-1
George Coetzee100-1
Pablo Larrazabal100-1
Eddie Pepperell125-1
Nicolas Colsaerts125-1
Renato Paratore125-1
Jamie Donaldson125-1
Alexander Bjork150-1
Andy Sullivan150-1
Chris Paisley150-1
Danny Willett150-1
Jordan Smith150-1
Shubhankar Sharma150-1
Scott Jamieson150-1
Chris Wood175-1
Hideto Tanihara175-1
Jeunghun Wang175-1
Nacho Elvira175-1
Richard Sterne175-1
Ryan Fox175-1
Soren Kjeldsen175-1
Romain Wattel175-1
Fabrizio Zanotti200-1
Haydn Porteous200-1
Jason Scrivener200-1
Jorge Campillo200-1
Matt Wallace200-1
Matthieu Pavon200-1
Robert Rock200-1
Scott Vincent200-1
Thomas Detry200-1
Wade Ormsby200-1
Andrew Johnston250-1
Brandon Stone250-1
Callum Shinkwin250-1
David Horsey250-1
Jacques Kruyswijk250-1
James Morrison250-1
Joakim Lagergren250-1
Lucas Bjerregaard250-1
Maximilian Kieffer250-1
Mike Lorenzo-Vera250-1
Phachara Khongwatmai250-1
Richie Ramsay250-1
Seungsu Han250-1
Thongchai Jaidee250-1
Matthew Southgate275-1
Nino Bertasio275-1
Scott Hend275-1
Ernie Els275-1
Alejandro Canizares300-1
Ashun Wu300-1
Austin Connelly300-1
Benjamin Hebert300-1
Chris Hanson300-1
Darren Fichardt300-1
Marc Warren300-1
Matteo Manassero300-1
Mikko Ilonen300-1
Oliver Fisher300-1
Paul Waring300-1
Richard Bland300-1
Stephen Gallacher300-1
Thomas Aiken300-1
Adrian Otaegui350-1
Andres Romero350-1
Andrew Dodt350-1
Anthony Wall350-1
David Drysdale350-1
David Lipsky350-1
Graeme Storm350-1
Gregory Bourdy350-1
Kristoffer Broberg350-1
Lee Slattery350-1
Marcel Siem350-1
Mikko Korhonen350-1
Ricardo Gouveia350-1
Alvaro Quiros400-1
Ashley Chesters400-1
Brett Rumford400-1
Daniel Brooks400-1
Edoardo Molinari400-1
Lasse Jensen400-1
Robert Karlsson400-1
Soomin Lee400-1
Thomas Bjorn400-1
Zander Lombard400-1
Carlos Pigem500-1
Daniel Im500-1
Gary Stal500-1
Gregory Havret500-1
Jason Norris500-1
Sam Brazel500-1
Harry Ellis750-1
Dan Kirkwood1000-1
Tom Buchanan1000-1
Trevor Immelman1000-1
Jose Maria Olazabal1500-1
Ahmed Al Musharrekh2500-1

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