2023 Singapore Classic Odds & Preview

2023 Singapore Classic Odds & Preview

MacIntyre and Fox Favored in Inaugural 2023 Singapore Classic on DP World Tour. The DP World Tour shifts from its nearly one-month stay in the United Arab Emirates and proceeds west to Singapore for the inaugural Singapore Classic, marking the tour’s first event in the country since 2014. Next week, it moves on to Thailand for another new event in Bangkok and then returns to India for the first time since 2019 for the Hero Indian Open. Check out the 2023 Hero Indian Open Odds, Picks & Preview

The Singapore Classic name was used in an event on the Asian Tour from 2010-12, but this one will be held at a different venue. The Ballantine’s Championship was the European Tour event held in the country from 2008-14. Winners of that event included Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, and Bernd Wiesberger. In 2014, it was called The Championship at Laguna National and is taking place at the same venue where this week’s event will be contested at.

The Course – 2023 Singapore Classic

The Classic Course at Laguna National Golf and Country Club is about 200 yards longer than the Master’s Course that was used in 2014. The Classic Course, known among locals as “The Beast,” measures 7,471 yards and par is 72. It has a total of 146 bunkers, and five holes feature water.

Many greens also feature three different tiers, which is bound to frustrate golfers who might otherwise be pleased with a greens-in-regulation effort. The greens may also be a bit bumpy in the hot, humid, and sticky weather conditions.

MacIntyre and Fox Favored in Wide-Open Field

Ryan Fox (+1200)

Is the highest-ranked golfer in the field. He will be competing in his fourth event of 2023, and he’s shown improved results in each one. He was voted player of the year by his peers on the DP World Tour for 2022, and he came in 11th last week as the Ras Al Khaimah Championship after shooting under 70 three times in the event.

Robert MacIntyre (+1200)

Is a co-favorite with Fox. He took last week off but played in both Rolex Series events in the UAE, posting scores under par in seven of the eight rounds. The results haven’t been quite what the Scotsman is looking for as of late—between 18th and 38th over his last five events—but a lot of red numbers show that he’s not far away from putting up a big score.

PGA Tour Odds

Other Contenders

Jordan Smith (+1400)

Who won the Portugal Masters in October, bounded back from a missed cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to come in 20th at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. In the latter event, he overcame an opening-round 76 to finish tied for 20th after shooting a combined -13 over the final three rounds.

Adri Arnaus (+1500)

Finished sixth last week at the Ras Al Khaimah. He missed the cut in Abu Dhabi but rebounded to finish 13th in Dubai before last week’s top-10. He also came in ninth at the DP World Tour Championship, but this is his fourth-straight week of tournament play. His power off the tee, however, should benefit him here, especially with three par-5 holes on the back nine.

Alexander Bjork (+1800)

Nearly forced a playoff last week but three-putted in the final hole. He didn’t think it would be that costly, but winner Daniel Gavins made a mess of the 72nd hole as well. Gavins double-bogeyed the hole to win the event by a stroke over Bjork. Prior to that tournament, he was 28th and 16th in the two Rolex Series events with stronger fields. Bjork also has experience performing well in this part of the world, as he won the Volvo China Open and also has a second-place finish in Hong Kong.

Adrian Otaegui (+2000)

Was victorious last year at Valderrama, which is a course that has a reputation of also being difficult that he tamed with a tournament record of 19-under. Since then, he’s made eight-straight cuts, so he could put in another dominant performance this week.

Antoine Rozner (+2500)

Has played very well in Mauritius, which shows that he will be able to handle the weather conditions this week. On three different courses on the island off the coast of Madagascar, he has a win, a runner-up, and a seventh. He also has had success in the Arabian Peninsula, winning the 2020 Golf in Dubai Championship and the Qatar Masters a few weeks after that.

Johannes Veerman (+2800)

Started his career on the Asian Tour, so the venue and climate will not be foreign to him. He followed up an eighth-place finish in Dubai with a 19th last week, so he’s in decent form.

Longshots

Rafa Cabrera Bello (+6000)

Made two of three cuts in the UAE, coming in 10th at Yas Links and 13th last week at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship. He also has top-five finishes over the course of his career in Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Hong Kong.

John Catlin (+6600)

Has four wins on the Asian Tour and two more on its second-tier tour, so he’s another one who’s very experienced in this part of the globe. He didn’t perform all that well in the Desert Swing, but he’s a short-game master who can tame the tough greens here.

Taiga Semikawa (+6000)

Could be due for a breakthrough. The 22-year-old native of Japan became the first amateur to win the Japan Open in the nearly 100-year history of that event. He now makes his DP World Tour debut here after making the cut in two PGA Tour events last month. This is a true wild-card, but the ceiling is high with this pick.

2023 Singapore Classic Top Odds

Of those with odds of +2000 or better, we like Fox, Arnaus, and Otaegui. Rozner and Veerman are solid mid-range picks, and we can’t resist putting a flier on Semikawa.


Here are the latest odds from Jazz Sports for the DP World Tour’s 2023 Singapore Classic.

GolferOdds to Win The 2023 Singapore Classic
Robert MacIntyre+1200
Ryan Fox+1200
Jordan Smith+1400
Adri Arnaus+1500
Alexander Bjork+1800
Adrian Otaegui+2000
Antoine Rozner+2500
Richard Mansell+2500
Johannes Veerman+2800
Matthew Jordan+3000
Julian Brun+3000

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