The European tour moved to Asia this week to the Maybank Championship and pitches up in the Saujana Golf & Country Clubs. The Palm Course nicknamed The Cobra was renewed by Ron Fream in 2015 who included length to the path and new green complexes, in addition, he replaced the seventh and sixth holes with two holes and 9. The path has hosted the Malaysian Open 7 times, among the primary conflicts players might have this week is the weather scorching temperatures, therefore hydration will be very significant this week. Once players have acclimatized they’ll then need to do battle with the tiny greens with their fancy complexes.
The course turns and spins on the prior oil palm and rubber plantation, at which palm trees line the fairway and contains several water hazards. The first time the Malaysian Open was held at Saujana Golf & Country Clubs the then winner, Tray Tyner, stated that the Palm was the hardest and most demanding golf course I have ever seen or played. For another trusted Saujana G&CC review click here – My tips to win: With this year’s Ryder Cup being held in France, captain Thomas Bjorn will be looking for some French presence on the team and I am sure Alexander Levy 16\/1 Paddy Power will be desperate to be part of that squad.
Alexander comes into this week in good form after his Top 5 finish at the Dubai Desert Classic and with his Top 5 finish over the Saujana G&CC track last year he will be looking to get that early season win this week. I dont normally go for the back-to-back winners, but I did last week with John Rahm and I am going to again this week with Haotong Li 20\/1 with Sporting Bet who won the Dubai Desert Classic where he shot rounds of 66, 66, 64 and 69 a great indication of where his golf game is at the moment.
Haotong needed a Top 5 at this event last year shooting a final round 65 that see up him the leaderboard and I’m sure he’ll be excited about this week. Jeunghun Wang 33\/1 with Bet Coral is another player that should be in confident mood this weekend after his sixth place finish in Dubai and finishing in the Top 15 at Abu Dhabi Championship shows that he was a productive desert swing to the South Korean. Jeunghun missed the cut here last year, however on his current form I think we’ll see him challenging again this week. My each way tips – Thomas Detry 40\/1 with Coral had quite a productive desert swing using two finishes in that the Top 25, there has been no doubting that the lads ability, it was consistency that he was lacking.