The European circuit returns this week with a starry squad at the HSBC Championship of Abu Dhabi in 2019, which will start at 22:20. AND Tuesday. Many of the world's top golfers from the PGA and Europe tournaments will compete this week at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in hopes of winning the championship title. Dustin Johnson enters the 2019 championship of Abu Dhabi as Vegas' favorite at 6-1, while Brooks Koepka is close at 9-1. Meanwhile, back-to-back champion, Tommy Fleetwood, will win 10 times the HSBC Championship championship in Abu Dhabi. Before locking out a choice of the HSBC Championship of Abu Dhabi in 2019, be sure to check out the latest golf forecast and the projected ranking of the SportsLine team.
SportsLine's prediction model, built by DFS professional Mike McClure, has allowed four of the last eight majors to engage in the weekend and has called Tiger Woods' deep race into the PGA Championship, despite a long shot of 25-1. The model was also developed at the beginning of the 2018-19 season of the PGA Tour. Everyone was Jon Rahm (12-1) at the Hero World Challenge 2018, projected from the start as one of the best candidates. He also correctly predicted Koepka's (9-1) win at the CJ 2018 Cup earlier this season. Whoever followed the model is great.
Now that the HSBC 2019 Abu Dhabi Championship Championship is locked, SportsLine has simulated the event 10,000 times and the results have been surprising. The model calls for a shock: Fleetwood, the back-to-back champion and one of Las Vegas favorites, fails to make three laps.
Fleetwood plans to join an elite company this week at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Championship. Only four players have already won the same tournament on the European circuit three times: Woods, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els. Fleetwood could join this illustrious list of golfers this week with a win at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. However, SportsLine's advanced computer says the back-to-back champion will have a good race, but will not win the title.
Another surprise: Rafa Cabrera Bello, a 33-1 long shot, makes a serious run for the title. It is a target for anyone looking for a big salary.
Cabrera Bello has just won a solid performance at the Honma Open in Hong Kong, where he shot three rounds of 69 or more to reach the score of 9 under par and a sixth place. And he's finished in the top 15 at three of his last four starts, so expect him to climb to the top of the Abu Dhabi Championship standings.
In addition, the model indicates that five other golfers with a score of 20-1 or higher make a solid run for the title. Anyone who supports these outsiders could hit hard.
So, who wins the HSBC championship of Abu Dhabi in 2019? And what long shots are dizzying the world of golf? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine right now to see the projected full standings of the HSBC Championship of Abu Dhabi from the model that has enabled the winners of four major golfers.
Dustin Johnson 6-1
Brooks Koepka 9-1
Tommy Fleetwood 10-1
Henrik Stenson 16-1
Louis Oosthuizen 20-1
Tyrrell Hatton 20-1
Thomas Pieters 22-1
Thorbjorn Olesen 28-1
Branden Grace 33-1
Hao-Tong Li 33-1
Matt Wallace 33-1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 33-1
Lee Westwood 40-1
Ross Fisher 40-1
Thomas Detry 40-1