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McIlroy and Woods appeal in a Far East golf double

| 25.10.2012

It is usually hard enough to find the winner of a single golf tournament, but 20/1 looks a good price on the double of two victories this week.

The two players in question to provide these victories are the biggest names in golf, with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both in action in the Far East.

McIlroy has the tougher challenge of the pair as he tees up at the BMW Masters in Shanghai, but has won three of his last five stroke-play events and triumphed in this event last year when beating Anthony Kim in a play-off.

He is 4/1 to secure victory again and will arrive well rested having played little since the Ryder Cup.

Sergio Garcia is the only one of his European Ryder Cup teammates not taking part in the event, which goes to show the talent in the field, but course form makes McIlroy hard to oppose, alongside the fact he has claimed five victories in the last 11 months.

Over in Malaysia, Woods is the 3/1 favourite to beat a weaker-looking field in the CIMB Classic.

The event represents Woods’ first visit to Malaysia this century, but he arrives in decent stroke-play form, with three successive top-ten finishes to close out the FedEx Cup.

What is significant is that the course in Kuala Lumpur is fairly short by PGA Tour standards, which will mean that Woods can blast balls down the fairways without the need to pull out his sometimes erratic driver.

Meanwhile, the competition for Woods is not the strongest, with Jason Dufner and defending champion Bo Van Pelt looking the only significant competition.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.