25th Jan 2022 | Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai Desert Classic: Alexander Bjork
Finding best form again; runner-up in the DP World Tour at the end of 2021 and was bang there entering the back-9 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Course record of 6-20-45-35 reads well.
Alexander Bjork doesn’t fit my usual profile of finding in-form ball-strikers and waiting them to hole some puts. Statistically you wouldn’t give Bjork a chance at Emirates GC yet his course record is 6-20-45-35 and he tends to play well in the Gulf swing.
His career stalled after his maiden European Tour win in 2018 but he finished last year with a second place at the DP World Tour and that form hasn’t disappeared despite the change in calendars.
Bjork with in contention going into the back-9 in Abu Dhabi and although he fell away to finish T20; he was competitive for a long way. That desire to win can sometimes cost shots and placings, so if anything his result deserve a little upgrade.
At 80/1 he looks a good bet with William Hill paying 8 places at 1/5 odds.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 17:34 25th Jan, 2022 but subject to change