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Tiger Woods favourite in Turkey

November 7, 2013

World number 1 Tiger Woods returns to the tour circuit this week at the Turkish Airlines Open and is 9/2 favourite for the penultimate event on the European Tour.

Justin Rose is 11/1 second favourite, and currently occupies third place on the Race to Dubai leader board, whilst Martin Kaymer is third favourite for the Open at 14/1 . Tour leader Henrik Stenson is 16/1 to win in Turkey and is joined by Ian Poulter at the same odds. Poulter's performance at the HSBC Champions tournament last week has pushed him into 4 th place on the Race to Dubai leader board giving him a chance to chase down Stenson ahead of the DP World Tour Championships.

A field of 78 are set to tackle the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek, an event with $7million in prize money up for grabs. Golfers well positioned on the European Tour leader board who will be hoping to benefit from a bumper prize pot include Richard Sterne at 50/1 to win it, Thomas Bjorn also at 50/1 , and Matteo Manassero at 66/1 . As the architect in chief of the host venue Colin Montgomerie earns a place in the field and is 250/1 to scoop an unlikely victory.

The 'Leader after Round 1' odds has Charl Schwartzel come in at 20/1 and Lee Westwood at 28/1 . A Top 10 finish in Turkey can give a serious leg up on the Race to Dubai rankings and Ross Fisher can be backed at 5/2 to do just that, as well as Paul Casey and Nicholas Colsaerts at the same odds. Although he struggled at the previous tournament Peter Uihlein is 3/1 for a top 10 finish along with Francesco Molinari. Paddy Power have specials lined up for the tournament - a hole in one at any time can be backed at 5/4 whilst the competition being decided by a playoff can be backed at 5/2 .

A Paddy Power spokesman said; "After Dustin Johnson swept to victory in Sheshan last week the Race to Dubai is really heating up. With $7mil up for grabs there is plenty to play for ahead of the shootout for the Harry Vardon Trophy."

Paddy Power offer

Paddy Power have an offer in play at the tournament - if Tiger Woods wins, Paddy Power will refund losing outright bets on the golfer(s) that finishes 2 nd !

Link to markets - http://www.paddypower.com/bet/golf/turkish-airlines-open?ev_oc_grp_ids=1473323






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