The European Tour will move to Saudi Arabia this week where the second edition of the Saudi International will take place. Below you will find all the latest golf betting news on this important tournament, in addition to the best odds and offers from the best bookmakers in the UK. Our golf betting experts have done a complete review of this European Tour tournament and provided their golf tips on who might be the winner this week.
This tournament takes place in the Royal Greens course which was designed by Dave Sampson of European Golf Design. It was opened only in 2017, and it has grass throughout and set alongside the Red Sea. The course is undulating, and there are large bunkers in place. There are five holes that are situated alongside four different lakes. The course is normally a par 72, but extra tees were built on several horses, and the 9th and 13th were changed from par fives to fours, so the par is now 70.
2020 Saudi International Betting
2020 Saudi International Betting Tips | Thursday to Sunday, 30th January To 02nd February 2020
What Will it Take to Win the Saudi International?
Last year we didn’t have surprises in this tournament. The best players were expected to dominate, and they did. Surely one renewal is not enough to have a statistical view, but Lewis was the only player that was ranking inside the top-25 for Greens in Regulation but the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ranked 1st, 10th, 7th and second for Putting Average and were between third and 12th for Scrambling.
So a receipt for success here is probably to give it a good biff off the tee, without looking too much if a fairway is there or not, and put well.
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Winds are likely to affect playing
Even if the weather forecast looks decent for this year, the course is in a coastal area, so it is affected by wind. Links form will be important, as always in the desert. It will be a lot warmer compared to Scotland in Autumn, but it is worth considering the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Also the Scottish Open and Irish Open has to be looked up, but the Open Championship is more interesting as it is always staged on a links course. The problem you have here is that the top players won’t have played the Dunhill. Others will not have had many Open starts either but the most important thing to consider is that last year’s front three all had very good links pedigrees, so links is something to consider here for sure when looking for a potential winner.
Dustin Johnson is one of the favourites, and it is not surprising as he is a great par 70 and has fantastic links-style golf. He is coming here to defend the title after taking a one month break after finishing in a decent seventh place in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Last year he came here from a holiday in the Maldives, to land a trophy, so he is perfectly capable of performing after a break.
Even though DJ couldn’t defend the title he won at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Ams in 2009 and 2010, he has the tendency to play well in same events. Let’s not forget that he has won the BMW Championship, The genesis, FedEx St Jude and the Sestry TOC twice. He has also won the WGC-Mexico three times. Last time he defended the title successfully was 10 years ago, and he can be backed at a fair price to celebrate and do it again here,
Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed will also feature here after having finished in 57th and 56th last year. Koepka wasn’t impressive in Aby Dhabi a couple of weeks ago and looked rusty. Eventually, he managed to finish in 34th place. Reed had a good sixth place at Torrey Pines on Sunday and was beaten in a playoff at the TOC. He missed the cut in the Sony Open, but he was on the wrong side of the draw there. Surely is one to look at considering the form but last year he didn’t do well in this course and the lack of length could be a problem for him.
I am quite satisfied with backing the defending champions at 7/1. This is almost the same price he had last year, and we are sure that the course is suiting him well. DJ also has a tracked record of winning the same events twice so this is our pick for this tournament.
Our Verdict: Dustin Johnson To Win The Saudi International
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