The Pro’s of the Euro Tour head back to the middle east this week as they participate in the Oman Open in Muscat, Oman.
This is the third straight year that the Oman Open has been played as a part of the major level of the Euro Tour, as this tournament had been previously played as part of their Challenge Tour each year, with the exception of last season when it made its debut.
The tournament is one of six tournaments that is being played this year on the Arabian Peninsula.
Al Mouj Golf Course Details
The tournament will be played at Al Mouj Golf Course in Muscat, Oman. The course is a Par 72 Course that measures 7,365 yards.
The course sits along the Gulf Coast of Oman so we can expect the weather and the elements to be a factor this weekend. From the looks of the course, it has a very close feel to a links course.
From looking at the numbers from last year, the fairways are very big and with the exception of 10 holes where water is involved, they are actually pretty easy to play. The one thing that stands out among these fairways is they have undulation and the ball has a tendency to roll, sometimes for the good but not always!
The greens at Al Mouj Golf Course are Paspalum and play relatively fast. Nothing that will be like glass but compared to what they have been on lately, they are faster than usual.
Oman Open Golfers
This week, I am going to go with one of the favorites and three golfers with some decent odds. I think there are a bunch of golfers this week with great odds that we sort of are handcuffed to play. Let’s take a look at who we like this week.
Thomas Pieters at MyBookie at +1100 for 2 Units
Our top golfer this week is Thomas Pieters. Pieters is the favorite here but rightfully so. He is coming off a 6th place finish here last year and a 3rd place finish at the Saudi International. He has since taken a month off and should be well rested. Put 2 units on him this week and take advantage of the value!
Benjamin Hebert at MyBookie at +5000 for 1 Unit
I absolutely love Hebert this week for many reasons. First off, he has good form. He finished 18th last week at the WGC-Mexico Championship and has strong course history, finishing in 18th place last year and 9th the year prior. I think the way he is playing, he could sneak in and grab this one as the winner!
Clement Sordet at MyBookie at +6600 for 1 Unit
Who? You probably are puzzled right now but don’t be shocked to see Clement Sordet get a win here. He won here in 2017 and almost won last year, finishing in 2nd place. He has made the cut and played competitive in 5 straight years and comes in with 66/1 odds.
Jeff Winther at MyBookie at +6600 for 1 Unit
Our last golfer is Jeff Winther. Winther hasn’t really set the world on fire lately with his form but he also hasn’t missed the cut in 4 straight tournaments. This one is different, and now he gets to come to a place where he has found success. He finished in 3rd place in 2015, 12th place last year, 21st place in 2018 and 24th in 2014. At these ridiculous odds, he sort of is a must play!