The DP World Tour Championships brings down the curtain on a fantastic season on the European circuit this week, while the RSM Classic provides the end to a thrilling Fall Series on the PGA Tour.
This week marks the 45th and final event of the DP World Tour campaign and the leading 50 players in the Race to Dubai standings will battle it out for victory on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Jon Rahm triumphed for a record third time last year and he is 5/1 to record a fourth success, while two-time champion Rory McIlroy is 5/1 to lift the trophy for the first time since 2015.
Over on the PGA Tour, the Fall Series reaches its climax and Swedish sensation Ludvig Aberg tops the betting at 12/1, just ahead of 16/1 shots Cameron Young and reigning Open champion Brian Harman.
DP World Tour Championship golf betting tips
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Bjork can call tune in Dubai
The timing of the Ryder Cup means there are quite a few players in that European team heading into this event without a recent competitive appearance under their belt.
Rahm, McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Viktor Hovland, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton and Sepp Straka have all not played for a while now. The same can also be said of Australian Min Woo Lee and South Korean Tom Kim, who have both swerved the PGA Tour in recent weeks.
That makes for a decent portion of this field who could be undercooked in Dubai and it may prove prudent to side with players who have been playing regularly. With that in mind, the first selection here is Sweden’s Alexander Bjork at a price of 50/1.
He ended a run of three missed cuts with a tied-10th finish at the Nedbank Golf Challenge recently, a result that should give him the confidence to have a real crack at the Earth Course, a venue at which he was joint-second on his previous appearance in 2021.
When you look back at the stats from Rahm’s success last year, he ranked highly in strokes gained: tee-to-green and approach, while he also putted superbly throughout the four rounds. It’s pleasing to see that Bjork leads in the first category and is 13th in the second on the DP World Tour this year.
The 33-year-old is also sixth in greens in regulation, first in scrambling and fifth in strokes gained: putting, which makes him an even more appealing candidate to claim the spoils.
Tip: Outright winner – Alexander Bjork @ 50/1 with bet365
Campillo worth a look
Another player in good form is Jorge Campillo, who has been T19 at the Andalucia Masters, second at the Qatar Masters and then T12 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in his last three outings.
The Spaniard has made five appearances in the DP World Tour Championship and his results read 9-51-18-57-9, so there is enough confidence from those two top-10 finishes to suggest he can go well again.
Campillo has been fantastic on and around the greens this season, while his respective strokes gained rankings of 27th and 23rd in tee-to-green and approach should also aid his cause.
Tip: Outright winner – Jorge Campillo @ 90/1 with bet365
The RSM Classic golf betting tips
Noren to go one better in Georgia
The first two rounds of the RSM Classic are played over the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort, before the Seaside track takes on hosting duties over the weekend. At 7,005 and 7,060 yards respectively, the layouts are not long and the emphasis is on solid approach play.
Alex Noren fits the bill nicely heading into this event and he will be eager to go one better than his runner-up finish at the Bermuda Championship on Sunday, when Camillo Villegas edged him out.
Noren’s iron play was sharp through the event and he ranked T12 in greens in regulation for the week, while his ranking of eighth in putts per green in regulation highlights how well the flat stick was working.
The 41-year-old has played the RSM Classic three times before, recording finishes of 10th, 18th and a missed cut, and there is no reason why his impressive form can’t continue.
Tip: Alex Noren @ 28/1 with bet365
In-form Palmer to impress again
It has been nearly 14 years since Ryan Palmer last won an individual event on the PGA Tour, but he has been showing some nice form of late and he is one to watch out for at big odds.
At 47, he does find it hard to tackle the longer courses on the US circuit, but length will be no issue this week playing two courses that are well within his wheelhouse.
Palmer, who is making his tournament debut, was T5 at the Worldwide Technology Championship before following that up with a T8 at the Bermuda Championship.
Positioned at 131 on the FedEx Cup Fall standings, the American needs a good week to jump into the top 125 and earn himself a PGA Tour card for next season, so there is an extra incentive for him.
Tip: Ryan Palmer @ 25/1 with bet365