Unfortunately Stuart Gatelan couldn’t end the 2017 season with an outright winner but he did tip a top 5 finish for Justin Rose and ended the season on a total profit of £1004. The 2018 race to dubai starts at the Hong Kong Open tomorrow and Stuart is hoping to get off to a winning start.
The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. It was founded in 1959 and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since 2001. The Hong Kong Golf Association, Hong Kong PGA, and Chinese PGA also receive a limited number of exemptions into the tournament for their members.
Since taking its place on the European Tour the event has always been held at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Sheung Shui, New Territories.
The tournament remains alongside the Masters at Augusta, Georgia, as the only two professional events in golfing history that have been played at the same venue for more than 50 years.
In its early years, the tournament used to be played in spring. Since 1995, the tournament has usually been played towards the end of the year, in November or December, and often falls into the following year's European Tour season.
Justin Rose was unable to win the DP World Tour Championship last week which would have seen him lift both the tournament trophy and the race to dubai trophy, but nevertheless it was a great end to the season for him with two wins and a top five finish from his last three tournaments.
The runner-up finish to Tommy Fleetwood in the race to dubai will have definitely gave him the motivation to go one better this season and hopefully get off to a winning start. He’s playing at the top of his game as of late and I definitely think he’s a player you’ve got to side with in this tournament. The bookmakers are taking no chances and have him at a best price of 11/2, but if you’re looking for a bit of value he’s best priced at 16/1 to be the 1st round leader.
My second and final pick for the Hong Kong Open is Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello. He finished 7th in the race to dubai rankings and will definitely be looking to improve on that this season.
He will come into this tournament with confidence after a runner-up finish here last year and I’m sure his aim will be to go one better this year. His one and only win last season come at the Scottish Open but I’m sure we will be seeing Rafa lift more trophies in 2018. You can back him at a best price of 18/1 using the Easyodds Odds Comparison service.
If you use the Easyodds odds comparison service you are guaranteed to get the best odds on offer. For example, Justin Rose to be the 1st Round Leader is best priced at 9/1 with some bookmakers but using Easyodds you can get 16/1 meaning if you were to put £10 on you would get an extra £70 profit if he was to win.
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