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The DP World Tour remains in the Middle East this week where Rory McIlroy bids to defend his Dubai Desert Classic title just days after a 72nd-hole error cost him a win in the Dubai Invitational.
McIlroy heads the betting at Emirates Golf Club while the PGA Tour travels from Hawaii to California for The American Express which marks the start of the West Coast Swing. World number one Scottie Scheffler is the star attraction in La Quinta.
Racing & Football Outlook golf expert Joe Champion has analysed both events to put together an each-way double which pays out at 275/1 with bet365.
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Dubai Desert Classic winner prediction – Tommy Fleetwood at 11/1
Once again, McIlroy is the one to beat at the Dubai Desert Classic, a tournament which he has won on three occasions including when getting the better of old rival Patrick Reed in a Monday duel last season.
The Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club has always played into the hands of bigger hitters and McIlroy is more equipped than most on that score, although he will have to quickly regroup after finding the water at the final hole to lose out by a shot on Sunday.
The man who beat him last week, Tommy Fleetwood, looks the better option in his bid for a quickfire Dubai double.
Fleetwood was easy to overlook at single-figure odds last week after a poor return in Hawaii and a long journey to Dubai but the Southport man, now based in the UAE, has been able to sleep in his own bed since Sunday’s win and should be rested enough to do himself justice.
His Majlis record is ordinary but he’s still finished 17th or better in five of the last six editions of this event and he’s been in brilliant form from May onwards, chalking up ten top-ten finishes in a series of significant events.
The American Express winner prediction – Justin Thomas at 22/1
The PGA Tour heads to California for the American Express where Scheffler heads the betting in an event which was won 12 months ago by Jon Rahm.
The defending champion is absent but a strong field has gathered for this three-course pro-am which sees the first three rounds rotate around PGA West’s Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses as well as nearby La Quinta Country Club.
After a 54-hole cut, the final round takes place at Pete Dye’s Stadium Course, where Justin Thomas can prove he’s back to his best by winning for the first time since the 2022 PGA Championship.
After an abysmal 2023 season in which he failed to make the FedEx Cup playoffs, Thomas regrouped to finish fifth in the Fortinet Championship, fourth in the DP World Tour’s Nedbank Challenge and third in the Hero World Challenge.
The Kentucky man will have bigger targets on the horizon but he’s shown himself to be adept at handling Dye courses by winning the 2021 Players Championship at Sawgrass, and he was seventh in his last event start in 2015 when still a PGA Tour maiden.
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