- DeChambeau returns to defend his title at the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
- Erik van Rooyen is an underdog posted at +3300 along with a few other long-shots, such as Adri Arnaus and Brandon Stone
- Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick given the best odds of sealing the title this year
With just hours on the clock, the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic is upon us to offer another desert action and a world class European golf. Will the American title defender, Bryson DeChambeau, seal a back-to-back victory?
Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Betting Overview
With the clock frantically ticking away towards the tee time of the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, we are here to catch you up on the latest betting odds, tips and predictions for this golf extravaganza. The European Desert swing will see Bryson DeChambeau returning to defend his title and a chance to notch a back-to-back win.
It’s been only a few days since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship concluded on January 19 and Lee Westwood topped the field. Understandably, Westwood is also taking part in Omega and his tee off time is at 6:00 tomorrow, January 23, although he is given rather long (+2800) odds in the overall standing.
With the two European tournaments being so close to each other, your favorites can get a second chance to soar to the top – or failing that, you can pick a better contender. Here are the latest Omega Dubai Desert Classic betting odds. For the part of the players, they should definitely have no objections against the $3,250,000 prize purse!
Omega Dubai Desert Classic Odds
|Rafael Cabrera Bello||+2500|
|Erik van Rooyen||+3300|
*Odds taken January 22
Defending the Omega Dubai Title: Bryson DeChambeau
He is an odd one. An American with a French surname, DeChambeau is coming to the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai to defend his title. After a successful 2019, DeChambeau is once again looking at a strong field of competitors he will have to overcome to prove himself once again. But even failing to seal the title, DeChambeau is a world-class golfer and no less.
To make things even more challenging for DeChambeau, however, there hasn’t been a back-to-back winner in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with the exception of Stephen Gallacher. The Scot secured both titles in 2013 and 2014.
While history may not be on our side as bettors, that is if we do back DeChambea, his odds at (+2500) make him a very tempting pick given his class and proven track record at the event.
Where and When Is Omega Dubai Desert Classic Taking Place?
- Date: January 23
- Time: 7:10am*
- Place: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
The Emirates Golf Club in Dubai will host this year’s event as per tradition. The course’s layout spans some 7,301 yards and has been designed by Karl Litten, a native of Florida with a number of accomplished projects under his belt.
Litten has designed a course that has beeen modeled around the desert flora as per request from His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the upshot – an outstanding golf course.
All this course talk aside, don’t forget to check the tee times for the first round.
Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Where to Watch It?
All four rounds will be available at Fox Sports 503 and 507 from Thursday through Sunday, and more specifically:
- Round 1: Thursday, Fox Sports 503 LIVE 3pm – 8pm; 10.30pm – 12.30am
- Round 2: Friday, Fox Sports 507 LIVE 6.30pm – 12.30am
- Round 3: Saturday, Fox Sports 503 LIVE 8.30pm – 12am
- Round 4: Sunday, Fox Sports 507 LIVE 7.30pm – 12am
Who to Back?
There are many fantastic players that you would want to, in the very least, at least consider. We have offered you three long-shots that we feel have a fantastic chance of sealing the deal for you!
Brandon Stone is definitely a player you might want to back. His odds are astronomical at (+10000), but he has all the trappings of a strong underdog. Yes, he has been inconsistent, we will grant you that, but he is also capable of pulling ahead of the competition and playing with self-assuredness that we only see at the highest level of golfing. Stone has been active in a number of events in Portugal and he also won the Scottish Open.
Adri Arnaus is our next pick with the same long odds that could yet fetch you a very big win. He is only at the beginning of his career, so it might be too much pressure expecting Adri to turn a winner in the Desert Classic, but he has been doing quite well. In his home Ireland, he is still within the Top 20 golfers, and that says a lot about a nation where golf is also a pastime. He did very well in 2019, too, although he admittedly didn’t get as much media attention. Posted at odds of (+10000), we can definitely see a reason in backing him up.
Erik van Rooyen
A more moderate pick in terms of risk, Erik van Rooyen stands at +3300 odds to win the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He is well ahead of the other two long-shots we have suggested, as van Rooyen is now part of the world’s elite, as part of the world’s top 50 golfers. Yet, he has a long way to go, but he has been preparing as well. He placed second in Qatar last year, and before, that he won 4th spot in the Open at Ballyliffin in 2018, even though that event was a good example of how a good golfer can fumble the initiative.