The European Tour stops in Doha, Qatar, this week for the Qatar Masters. The field obviously isn’t as strong as the Honda Classic in Florida, but the betting tickets all cash the same. With the tournament teeing off around 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, let’s run through some of the finer points to find a few good value plays.
Doha Golf Club is a par 72 that plays right at 7,400 yards. You would think that length would favor bombers off the tee, but data from last year doesn’t really back up that notion. Using the FantasyLabs Trends tool, I backtested how golfers performed last year in a variety of metrics. I used FantasyLabs’ Plus/Minus proprietary metric, which is based on performance sbove or below expectations according to their DraftKings salary. You might be wondering why I’m looking at DFS salaries, but, in fantasy golf, prices are so highly correlated with odds to win that we can use the fantasy metrics in our Models as a way of gauging golfer performance. In fact, it’s probably the easiest way to do so.