Dan Geraghty has his eye on a trio of players who he thinks can make a quick start at the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday...
"Ian Poulter was left guessing whether he'd be in this week's field right up until the very last moment. He's squeaked in, in last place and as a result is the very first man on the tee on Thursday morning."
Steve suggests later starters have had an advantage in the past at Jumeirah Golf Estates, however, the day one forecast this year suggests there's a definite advantage to teeing off early in Dubai at this week's season finale. For that reason I reluctantly overlook my each way selection Hao Tong Li, who's off towards the back of the pack at 11:30 and will be throwing darts at these three early rising birdie machines...
Ian Poulter was left guessing whether he'd be in this week's field right up until the very last moment. He's squeaked in, in last place and as a result is the very first man on the tee on Thursday morning. Poulter loves the course and has a couple of runners up finishes here to his name.
Looks like I'm heading to Dubai for last event of the year... That was a little close.. looking forward to it now.. I love the course and should be a great way to finish 2017. @EuropeanTour? Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) November 12, 2017
2017 has been a breakout year for Julian Suri. The American won on the Challenge Tour, qualified for his first major and won the Czech Open Challenge on the European Tour - a victory that went a long way to securing his place in this week's field; a remarkable achievement for someone who had no status on tour at the start of the season.
Lucas Bjerregaard is another player that's had a breakout season. He actually has two 2017 wins to his name. The big hitting Dane backed his victory with Thorbjorn Oleson at the GolfSixes in May by winning on his own at the Portugal Masters in September.
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