Mc Ilroy and Mickelson to triumph in the Desert

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Mc Ilroy and Mickelson to triumph in the Desert

European Tour

Today Rory McIlroy will tee it up at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic looking to go one better than he did a fortnight ago in Abu Dhabi as he seeks a second title at Emirates Golf Club to go with his maiden European Tour victory in 2009.

After finishing runner-up at Abu Dhabi Golf Club for the fourth time in his career two weeks ago, narrowly missing out on a closing eagle at the last which would have put him in a play-off with eventual winner Gary Stal, Mc Ilroy should be difficult to beat this week especially if he putts well.

His form figures in his last six events on The European Tour now read: second, tied second, tied second, first, first, first, stretching back to his victory in The Open Championship last summer. Given McIlroy’s impressive record in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, it would be of little surprise if he were to extend that incredible run in the Emirate's this week

 

However,at 3/1 the value has all but gone. With another top field assembled it may be better to concentrate on Henrik Stenson at 9/1 without Mc Ilroy.

Stenson heads to Dubai fresh from a solid performance in last week’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where he recorded a top 15 finish behind Branden Grace.

 

 

PGA Tour

 

The Waste Management Open returns to Scottsdale Arizona this week , with many of America's

top stars teeing it up for the first time this year,most notably Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.

Renowned for the famous 16th hole where a rowdy reception awaits all the players from tee to green,one player who excels in that atmosphere is Phil Mickelson.

Dual Phoenix Champion Mickelson looked impressive at times during last week's event and

even his fitness regime has resulted in a fitter looking Michelson at this time of the year. Taking all into account his previous experience at the desert venue should serve him well.

At 20/1 Michelson represents good each way value.