We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Saudi International, which has attracted some of the best players in the world.
The Middle East is a great destination for golf, and when players such as Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed make the trip, you know it’s worth watching.
We look at the best golfers to have a bet for the Saudi International, which tees off on Thursday evening.
Saudi International Golf Predictions
2021 Saudi International Winner – Patrick Reed
We hit the mark with Patrick Reed in the Farms Insurance Open last week, with the American paying $26 to win.
The controversial player is paying less to win the Saudi International this week, but rightfully so. He is one of the best players in the world, and although tough to like, he treats punters well.
Despite coming under unfair scrutiny by the commentators last week, Reed put his head down and pulled away from the field in the final round.
It was a solid performance and it bodes well for this week. Captain America doesn’t mind travelling and the double-figure odds are well worth taking.
2021 Saudi International Value Bet – Tyrrell Hatton
Tyrrell Hatton is a model of consistency and although he finished 22nd last week, he scored a win in the Abu Dhabi Championship a week prior.
Having played four consecutive games in the desert is a big help, as he won’t have to acclimatise to the different conditions. Players like Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau will have to, so give the edge to Hatton.
It wasn’t long ago when Hatton would be seen smashing his clubs and getting angry, but he has matured. The 29-year-old is focusing on the positives, and there have been plenty of them this season.
Hatton could be the next major winner out of the UK, so take the $15 as a value price this week.
2021 Saudi International Longer Odds – Kevin Na
Kevin Na doesn’t get the respect he deserves, but he’s a recent winner that could play well in the Saudi International.
The experienced 37-year-old won the Sony Open in Hawaii in mid-January, and he came up clutch in the big moments. He didn’t make the cut last week, but that was a hangover from the week prior.
Na is one of the most underrated golfers on the PGA Tour, and although he doesn’t play in the desert often, he could make a run in Saudi Arabia.
$51 for a recent winner is always good shopping, and if he can roll in some putts, expect Na to be right around the mark.
2021 Saudi International Long Shot – Aaron Rai
Aaron Rai fits the ‘long shot’ criteria, but he’s good enough to give punters a run for their money.
He won the 2020 Scottish Open, which is the main lead-up to The Open Championship, so he has beaten quality fields in the past.
Rai finished 25th at the Abu Dhabi Championship behind Tyrrell Hatton, and that form bodes well for this tournament.
He is only 25 years old, so he’s still improving, and he could start the tournament with a good round on Thursday.
$126 is a huge price, and we wouldn’t overlook his chances.
Saudi International Top Australian Player – Jason Scrivener
There are no Australian stars playing in this tournament, but punters could make a dollar off Jason Scrivener.
The 31-year-old is currently ranked 117th in the world, and he didn’t play too badly at the Dubai Desert Classic last week. However, it was his performance at Abu Dhabi that turned heads.
Scrivener finished second after shooting 66 in the final round, and the Australian was only four shots behind Tyrrell Hatton, and he finished one ahead of Rory McIlroy.
There is plenty to like about that form, and the $3.75 to be top Australian could be money for jam.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.