The Race to Dubai is the European Tour’s equivalent to the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and replaced the Order of Merit in 2009. Henrik Stenson won the 2013 Race to Dubai (as well as the FedEx Cup, unbelievably!), but who will finish as top dog in 2014? Read on for the latest betting odds, tips and analysis as we give our predictions.
Rory McIlroy is currently 14th in the Race to Dubai rankings, yet the bookies still price him as the favourite to win the Race to Dubai come the end of the season. He is available to back at best betting odds of just 4/1 with Sportingbet, which seems ludicrously short to us.
Danish golfer Thomas Bjorn looks far better value as things stand; he currently tops the table but is out at best odds of 14/1 with Ladbrokes and others. While last year’s winner Stenson also looks tempting at 16/1 with BetVictor. That’s not a bad price, but the Swedish player appears to have been resting on his laurels a little this year and has not come close to reproducing the amazing golf he played in 2013.
Our main betting tip here, though, is another Swede, and one available to back at more than double the odds of his countryman. Jonas Blixt – who is available to back at very nice betting odds of 33/1 with Paddy Power – tied for second at this year’s Masters and was fourth in the 2013 PGA Championship. He won the Greenbrier Classic last July and looks to have the consistency in his game which could allow him to step up to the top table of golfing greats. At those odds we certainly think he represents excellent betting value given he’s in sixth place as things stand.Google+