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DP World Tour Championship Preview & Picks - Best Picks For Season Finale In Dubaiu

gary-emmerson
14 Nov 2023
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Gary Emmerson 14 Nov 2023
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  • The DP World Tour Championship picks for November 16-19
  • Tournament takes place at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
Fifty of the best-performing players on the DP World Tour will convene in Dubai to compete for the title in the final tournament this season. Who lift the trophy at the Jumeirah Golf Estates come Sunday?

Jon Rahm returns to defend his title after a two-stroke triumph over Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren in 2022 and will attempt to become the first four-time winner of this event.

Rory McIlroy clinched the Race to Dubai competition for the fifth time in his career after Max Homa's victory at the recent Nedbank Golf Challenge. 

Past and present Major winners that will tee off on the Earth course include Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Shane Lowry, and Rory McIlroy. Also competing are Ryder Cup stars Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, and Sepp Straka. 

These are our four selections that could win the season-ending championship this weekend. 

Matt Fitzpatrick


Matt Fitzpatrick has been in a rich vein of form on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour since the end of August, with results of T2 at the BMW Championship, T9 at the Tour Championship, T3 at the Omega European Masters, T18 at the BMW Championship, and victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Other noteworthy performances achieved by Fitzpatrick this season include finishing T13 at the CJ Cup, T13 at the Hero World Challenge, T7 at the Tournament of Champions, T14 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, T10 at the Masters, victory at the RBC Heritage, T9 at the Memorial Tournament, T20 at the RBC Canadian Open and T17 at the US Open.

The world's eighth-ranked player has compiled an impressive record at the DP World Tour Championship, placing T4 in 2015, victory in 2016, 12th in 2017, T34 in 2018, 9th in 2019, victory in 2020, T2 in 2021 and T5 in 2022.

Fitzpatrick comes into this event in great shape and loves playing at this golf course, giving him an excellent chance to land his third title at the DP World Tour season finale. 

Tommy Fleetwood


Tommy Fleetwood has been in tremendous form on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour for the past six months, placing second at the RBC Canadian Open, T5 at the US Open, MC at the Travelers Championship, T6 at the Genesis Scottish Open, T10 at the Open Championship and T3 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

He was then T25 at the BMW Championship, T6 at the Tour Championship, 6th at the BMW PGA Championship, T84 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and T12 at the recent Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Fleetwood's other prominent results this season include finishing T4 at the CJ Cup, 20th at the Hero World Challenge, T20 at the Genesis Invitational, T3 at the Valspar Championship, T15 at the RBC Heritage, T5 at the Wells Fargo Championship and T18 at the PGA Championship.

The 32-year-old Englishman has made ten consecutive appearances at the DP World Tour Championship since 2013, placing T37, T12, T53, T9, T21, T16, 2nd, T10, T27 and T5 last year.

Fleetwood has secured three top-five places and four top-ten finishes in 11 starts and will have a chance of lifting the trophy at the Jumeirah Golf Estates if he can repeat his recent performances.

Tom Kim 


Tom Kim has been ultra-consistent in his last eight tournaments on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.

He placed T6 at the Genesis Scottish Open, T2 at the Open Championship, T24 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, T10 at the BMW Championship, T20 at the Tour Championship, T18 at the BMW PGA Championship, T6 at the Cazoo Open De France before winning the Shriners Children's Open for the second consecutive time.

Other noteworthy results from Kim this year include finishing T5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, T6 at the American Express, T16 at the Masters, T7 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and T8 at the US Open.

The world's 11th-ranked player is debuting at the DP World Tour Championship.

Tom Kim has been playing well and will fancy his chances to take home the winner's cheque in the UAE this weekend.   

Thorbjorn Olesen


Thorbjorn Olesen has been in great touch lately on the DP World Tour, placing T10 at the Cazoo Open De France, W/D from the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, T17 at the Open de Espana, T9 at the Andalucia Masters, T9 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and 3rd at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last weekend. 

Additional highlights from Olesen's season include T20 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, T16 at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, T4 at the Ras al Khaimah Championship, victory at the Thailand Classic, T6 at the Hero Indian Open, T3 at the Soudal Open, T15 at the Betfred British Masters and T11 at the D+D Real Czech Masters.

The 33-year-old Dane has featured nine times at the DP World Tour Championship, with results being T11, T21, T17, T12, T17, T19, T36, T45 and T30 in 2022

Olesen is back to his best after some inconsistent months on the DP World Tour and has the game to upstage the others with the win in Dubai. 

Verdict

Fitzpatrick is a two-time winner this season, and his record at this tournament speaks for itself.
 
Fleetwood has done nothing wrong all season but win. Can he get over the finish line at the Jumeirah Golf Estates this weekend?

Kim has been in excellent touch and will fancy his chances to secure the victory at the DP World Tour Championship.

Olesen has found form in recent months and can cause an upset victory in Dubai.

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Value Bet: Tom Kim Each-Way @1800.0 at Stake.us - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Thorbjorn Olesen Each-Way @3300.0 at Stake.us - 1 Unit
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