Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Odds & Preview

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Odds & Preview

McIlroy and Morikawa Set to Duel Once Again at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, First DP World Tour Event of 2022

After dueling at the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup (Rory McIlroy coming out on top) and then again at the DP World Tour Championship (Collin Morikawa logging a come-from-behind victory), the two stars meet in the first event of the European Tour—now known at the DP World Tour—schedule in 2022, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which is one of eight Rolex Series events on the tour, meaning it is one of the richer events on the schedule with an $8 million purse.

The event has been held 2006, and Martin Kaymer holds the record with three wins at the event.

The Course

For the first time, the tournament has a change of venue, as the event is now taking place at Yas Links, which opened in 2010 and is a 7,425-yard, par-72 links-style course—the first of its kind in the Middle East.

McIlroy and Morikawa Favored

Not only are these two of the most decorated golfers in the world, but they have proven success on links courses. Morikawa (+650) is the defending Open Championship winner, and Rory McIlroy (+650) also has a win in one and has been runner-up in this event on four occasions. The two are deservingly the favorites.

Other Contenders

Viktor Hovland

(+900) was one of the hottest golfers this past fall, winning a PGA Tour event in Mexico and also winning the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial money event with an all-star field.

Tommy Fleetwood

(+2000) is getting plenty of attention here, given that he won this event in back-to-back years (2017-18), tied for second in 2020, and was seventh last year. But this is a whole new course, so his odds are a bit longer than you would expect.

Tyrrell Hatton

(+2500) is the defending champion of the event, winning the 2021 edition by four strokes for his sixth DP World Tour title, and he excels in Rolex Series events. His four such wins are tied for the most with Jon Rahm.

Longshots

Shane Lowry

(+2500) are the same as Hatton, but he doesn’t have as much attention on him despite being an Open Championship winner in 2019 and also won here that same year.

Min Woo Lee

(+3000) has won the Scottish Open and finished last year’s European Tour schedule with three top-10s in his last four starts.

Antoine Rozner

(+7500), as the Frenchman has two wins in the Middle East over the past two years and was fourth at the AVIV Dubai Championship in November.

Top Odds

It’s tough to bet against the top three on the odds board here, and we also like Lowry as a links specialist. We’re staying away from Fleetwood despite his success in this tournament given the change in venue.

Golf betting odds to win the DP World Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship courtesy of Jazzsports

GOLFERSODDS TO WIN THE 2022 ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP
Rory McIlroy+650
Collin Morikawa+650
Viktor Hovland+900
Tommy Fleetwood+2000
Shane Lowry+2500
Tyrrell Hatton+2500
Bernd Wiesberger+3000
Min Woo Lee+3000
Robert MacIntyre+3500
Thomas Pieters+3500

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