Well the European Tour season finished in style in Dubai on Sunday and it starts again errr this week with the Hong Kong Open. Not one of the longer breaks is it.
The Hong Kong open though is a brilliant Tournament to start the new season with but I can’t help feeling that the favourites here Rose, Garcia, Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood will be knackered from their Dubai exertions and must all be opposed this week.
Golf is a tough sport physically but also can be mentally draining and Rose and Fleetwood will have used up a lot of adrenalin last weekend as they fought for the Season Champion.
Fleetwood prevailed largely because Rose blew it when leading and I’m sure neither wants to be here. This is a tricky course and it suits players who can plot their way round. It certainly is not a big hitters track.
Haotong Li looks well overpriced at 40/1 with Stan James and I expect this talented straight hitter to have a big week.
HONG KONG OPEN
EACH WAY – HAOTONG LI – 40/1 STANJAMES