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  • BookMaker.eu It took a little longer for the European Tour to get back on the links and they will take it slow with the first two events of the reconfigured season playing as dual ranking tournaments with the developmental Challenge Tour. That gives lesser-known players a chance to grab a victory at the Austrian Open starting Thursday. The tournament has a long history with both Tours and has been hosted by Diamond Country Club since 2010. This event wasn’t played last year so players will h... 

  • BookMaker.eu With a long history on both the European Tour and the European Challenge Tour, it’s only fitting that the Austrian Open welcomes back both in a dual ranking event. Last we saw the Euro Tour at Diamond Country Club was in 2018 when Mikko Korhonen won the innovative Shot Clock Masters. That was the first professional golf tournament to use a shot clock on every shot. There is no such rule in place this year to worry about. If you’re not familiar with the Euro circuit’s development... 

  • BookMaker.eu One last stop in the Arabian Peninsula completes the European Tour’s desert swing. This week the field attacks a brand new course for the playing of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. This event has undergone a number of changes over the years with a different slot on the schedule affecting the prize pool and field strength. And for the first time since its inaugural playing the event has a... 

  • BookMaker.eu After Sami Valimaki stunned the golf world with a longshot victory in Oman, the European Tour remains in the Middle East for this week’s playing of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Can we see another +25000 upset winner when the field assembles at the Education City Golf Club in Doha? In all likelihood the answer is no, but that’s why they play the game. Things have changed for this event over the years. A move to later in the schedule affected the prize money and strength of the field. And this year there’s a new host for the first time since the tournament’s introduction in 1998. Valimaki moved up the odds board this week, but he’s well behind online sportsbook favorite Martin Kaymer with odds suggesting a wide open field. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of betting odds and to place your wager. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Following a one-week hiatus the European tour returns to the Middle East when the field pegs it up at the third playing of the Oman Open. With players getting ready ahead of The Masters and the start of the Florida Swing on the PGA side, the field has been thinned out. That doesn’t mean it lacks star power, though. Joost Luiten, the 2018 champ at Al Mouj Golf is returning and former World No. 1 Martin ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour is back on schedule after taking a break last week to allow players to compete at the WGC in Mexico. The field gets back to work this week with a return visit to the Middle East for the third playing of the Oman Open, the first of two straight events in the Persian Gulf. Most high-profile Euro players are in the states competing ahead of The Masters leaving our field thinned out, but there are some well known players who will compete for the title. Thomas Pieters opened as the betting favorite at online sportsbooks with former World No. 1 Martin Kaymer and 2018 champ Joost Luiten at the top of the odds board. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of betting odds and to place your wager. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour heads down under this week for a cross-over event with the women’s pros at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Victoria, Australia. Now in its second year co-sanctioned by the Euro Tour, the event has actually been played since the late 1950s with eight former winners pegging it up this week. Both the men’s and women’s tournament will run concurrently on the Beach and Creek Courses of the 13th Beach Golf Links. In order to accommodate the large field both groups of pros will play a roun... 

  • BookMaker.eu Now in its second year as a European Tour co-sanctioned event, the ISPS Handa Vic Open has actually been around since 1957 when it was known as the Victorian Open. History lesson aside, the Tour meets in Victoria, Australia, this week with men’s and women’s pros joined in a unique format that has both tournaments running concurrently on the Beach and Creek Courses of the 13th Beach Golf Links. Both fields will play each course over the first two days with a cut after 36 holes. The field moves to... 

  • BookMaker.eu The European Tour’s swing through the Arabian Peninsula concludes this week in Saudi Arabia with the second playing of the Saudi International at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club. You may not be a fan of its track record on human rights, but Saudi Arabia has embraced the game of golf and is paying large sums of money to attract the biggest names in the sport. They got the best this week with World No. 1 Brooks Koepka scheduled to peg it up alongside OWGR No. 5 and defending champion Dustin... 

  • BookMaker.eu Let’s put all the politics aside and focus on golf for a few days. That’s what the European Tour is looking to accomplish this week with the second playing of the Saudi International. And this event is proof that money talks with a number of high-profile players taking an appearance fee to peg it up at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club. Making his second start since knee surgery, World No. 1 Brooks Koepka headlines the field, but defending champion and OWGR No. 5 Dustin Johnson opened as th... 

  • BookMaker.eu The second leg of the European Tour’s Desert Swing takes place this week with a potent field competing for the title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The oldest Middle East tournament on Tour will again be contested at the majestic Emirates Golf Club, which has served as host every year since 2001 and in all but two editions since the first playing in 1989. The field is led by Tommy Fleetwood, who opened as the betting favorite at online sportsbooks. American Bryson DeChambeau is back to defend his title after running away with a 7-shot victory last year and both players are featured in tournament matchups. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of tournament matchup betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The desert swing of the European Tour stays in the United Arab Emirates for this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The oldest tournament on Tour contested in the Middle East will once again take place at pristine Emirates Golf Club, which has hosted every year since 2000. Past winners are a who’s who in the golfing world with American Bryson DeChambeau stamping his name on the list last year with a 7-shot victory. Lee Westwood, last week’s winner in Abu Dhabi, also makes the short trek north al... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first of eight Rolex Series events gets the three-week desert swing underway when the European Tour heads to the UAE for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. An upgrade in status and prize money means an upgraded field with some of the best golfers in the world congregating at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. This event was added as one of the elite on the Euro circuit schedule last year with a purse that more than doubled. Shane Lowry is back to defend his title and two-time winner Tommy Fleetwood is s... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is the fifth tournament on the European Tour, but in many respects it’s the first of the new season. The tournament was elevated to one of the Tour’s eight pinnacle Rolex Series events with an increased purse attracting some of the biggest names in the sport. It also has three times as many Race to Dubai points at stake than last week’s South African Open. Major champion Brooks Koepka makes his season debut after a medical procedure put him on the shelf for a few ... 

  • BookMaker.eu South Africa will host the first European Tour event of the decade with the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg getting underway this week at the Randpark Golf Club. Two years ago the event merged with the Joburg Open and now has a massive field of around 240 golfers that will require two championship courses. The Bushwillow and Firethorn tracks will be used over the first two days with the remaining players attacking the more difficult Firethorn course over the weekend. The ho... 

  • BookMaker.eu Following a brief Holiday break, the European Tour returns to action this week at the South African Open hosted by the city of Johannesburg. That is the official title of the event after a merger with the Joburg Open kept the tournament alive. And for the second successive year certain elements of the Joburg are in place. First we have a massive field that consists of around 240 golfers. That staggering number requires both championship courses – Bushwillow and Firethorn – at Randpark Golf Club ... 

  • BookMaker.eu With the Holiday break upcoming and a week removed from the Presidents Cup, the field is weakened for the year-ending Australian PGA Championship, contested at the picturesque RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. There is no shortage of local golfers with Aussies dominating the field and the winner’s bracket at this event in the past. Natives have won 18 of the last 19 tournaments and 81 total since the first edition of this competition way back in 1905. Two-time defending champion Cameron Smi... 

  • BookMaker.eu The final European Tour event of the calendar year takes place this week at the Australian PGA Championship. The Aussie-dominated field heads down under, or in some cases stays down under, to compete for the Kirkwood Cup at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. The event has been owned by the natives with the home country boasting 81 victories since the first edition of the Open in 1905. American Harold Varner III ended a streak of 16 straight Aussie wins with a victory in 2016, only to hav... 

  • BookMaker.eu The fifth edition of the European Tour’s ArfAsia Bank Mauritius Open heads to the south side of the island for this week’s playing at the Heritage Golf Club in Domaine de Bel Ombre. The event has rotated venues with the Four Seasons in Anahita since its 2015 maiden and returns to a spot where South African players have flourished in this tournament. George Coetzee won the inaugural event and Dylan Frittelli captured hardware in 2017. Coetzee is one of the favorites at online sportsbooks while Fr... 

  • BookMaker.eu From the wildlife park of Leopard Creek last week to the idyllic island of Mauritius this week, the European Tour covers all the bases. This week’s playing of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open returns to Heritage Golf Club on the southern part of the island after the Four Seasons Resort in Anahita hosted last year. The two venues have shared hosting duties since the first playing in 2015. South African players have won the previous two editions at Heritage with Geroge Coetzee triumphing in 2015 an... 

  • BookMaker.eu Less than a week after Jon Rahm’s thrilling victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, the European Tour is ready to tee off the start of a new season. That takes place this week at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, contested at the picturesque Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa. And as the name suggests a hazard on the layout is the wildlife that makes the area home. With a number of high-profile players packing the sticks for the Holidays, the field isn’t as stro... 

  • BookMaker.eu There is no offseason on the European Tour. Just a few days after the dramatic conclusion of the DP World Tour Championship and the 2018-19 season it’s back to work. The new Euro Tour season gets underway this week in South Africa with the playing of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club. American David Lipsky broke a string of South African dominance at this event that had been in place since 2011 with a 2-shot victory last year. Carl Schwartzel, who has won half of the ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The final stop on the European Tour is the DP World Tour Championship with the top 50 golfers in the Race to Dubai standings competing for the hefty prize and Race to Dubai crown at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Bernd Wiesberger tops the standings and can win the prize as the circuit’s top golfer with a top-2 finish regardless of what his nearest competitors do. Anything less leaves the door open for Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Shane Lowry or Matthew Fitzpatrick. That will create a lot of tense moments in the tournament matchups. Rory McIlroy has won the event twice in the past seven years and opened as the betting favorite. He’s also chasing down the World’s No. 1 ranking giving him plenty of motivation this week. Visit BookMaker.eu for a complete list of matchup betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu It comes down to this on the European Tour. The final event of the season with the top-50 golfers in the Race to Dubai will battle for the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. There is also the cash, and prestige that come with winning the Race to Dubai. Bernd Wiesberger sits atop the standings heading into the week, but as many as five players can overtake him as the Euro Tour’s best player. Looking for his third win at this event in the last eight years, Rory McIlroy o... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club in Antalya hosts the Turkish Airlines Open this week in the first of the final three Rolex Series events to close out the European Tour season. Two-time defending champion Justin Rose opened as the betting favorite, but those titles came up the road at Regnum Carya Golf Club. The event returns to its original venue where it played from 2013-2015. Race to Dubai points are up for grabs with standings leader Bernd Wiesberger looking to add to his total after a d... 

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