Best Online Golf Betting Options for Hong Kong Open
Posted by: Mike Davis
With the UBS Hong Kong Open officially underway, online golf betting fans are ecstatic that the 2018 European Tour has begun. This past week we witnessed an amazing finale in Dubai as Tommy Fleetwood became the 2017 Race to Dubai Champion all the while John Rahm finished his rookie season in fashion by taking the Tour Championship Title. It was a worthy finish to a thrilling season of golf betting and it has unquestionably left players hungry for more enticing action. Luckily, with the Hong Kong Open already initiated, players won’t have to wait too long to cash in on some lucrative payout from odds online betting.
This year will mark the first time since the 2004 season that the European Tour has commenced in Hong Kong. That year sports betting websites and players alike witnessed Miguel Angel Jimenez won the first of his four titles at said event. This year the field will be headlined by the likes of Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Outside of these names, there isn’t that much star power competing at the event. However, this should not discourage players from betting on the Hong Kong Open since the lack of diverse talent makes making betting predictions even easier.
However, online golf betting players might want to refrain from backing either Rose or Fleetwood in this event. The reason being that although both athletes, while they might be extremely talented, they’re both coming off a fierce battle in Dubai. Ultimately this leaves the door open for someone who isn’t as talented, but much more rested, to come in and pull off a thrilling upset.
The course the golfers will be competing on is homage to the old days of golf. To help clarify; the 6,700 yard, par 70 track, is all about finding fairways and greens and emphasizes course management above all else – the complete opposite of what we’re used to seeing on the flat tracks of the PGA Tour. Big hitters have won on this course, most recently Scott Hend and Rose, but those who exercise a more technical philosophy have a better chance of finding success on this green.
Since we mentioned betting on underdogs, players might want to take a look at Haotong Li who is facing 33/1 odds. The Chinese world No. 57 is certainly the frontrunner of the bottom pack of contenders, outside of the aforementioned big shots. Li is coming off a T-13th finish earned at the Tour Final as well as a solo 4th that was earned at the Nedbank Challenge. Furthermore, Haotong ranked 4th in GIR out of Dubai which further makes him seem like an excellent online golf betting option ahead of the Hong Kong Open.
Haotong is not known for having a ‘straight off the tee’ start, but what the Chinese player does exceptionally well is perform at an exemplary level on the most difficult tracks. Considering the track that he’ll be competing on in this event, Li is inarguably your best underdog to back.