Qatar Masters Tips: Each-way selections for the second leg of the Desert Swing

Can Kristoffer Broberg land a monster winner for Dan Geraghty?

We cracked the top 20 but couldn't make the places at last week's Abu Dhabi Championship so it's on to leg two of the Qatar Masters in search of each-way winners. Here are our five to follow...

"Olesen has both course and recent form in the book (finished 2014 in excellent fettle) and has domonstrated on plenty of outings that he is a fine player when the wind blows, which 'should' be a big advantage in Doha this week."

Mike Norman: Back Thorbjorn Olesen @ 29.028/1


*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Kristoffer Broberg @ 151.0150/1

In 2012 Kristoffer Broberg emerged from the Challenge tour with a record that Martin Kaymer or Brooks Koepka would have been proud of. However, it's fair to say the Swede found things happening a little too quickly for him and his 2013 season on the European Tour was a complete non-event. Las year saw a marked improvement and the youngster got his career back on track with two huge finishes at the Irish (third) and Scottish (second) Opens. Broberg remains a huge prospect; his 2015 season started with a 45th place finish in Abu Dhabi last week, the first time he's made the cut there in three attempts. This week, back him to improve on last year's 28th place Qatar Masters finish at a huge price.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Rafa Cabrera-Bello @ 51.050/1

Having tipped him as one of my players to follow through the Desert Swing, Rafa Cabrera-Bello's missed cut in Abu Dhabi was rather disappointing. Nevertheless with an ideal early tee-time, I'm expecting the Spaniard to kickstart his 2015 campaign in a part of the world which usually brings out his best. Rafa has already twice finished third at this Doha GC venue both last year and in 2011. His last five rounds here average an impressive 67.4.


Joe Dyer: Back Oliver Fisher @ 126.0125/1

The qualities needed to win the Qatar Masters are: big but not necessarily accurate driving, strong greens-in-regulation figures and a hot putter. Going on last week's encouraging first outing of the season at Abu Dhabi, Oliver Fisher comes into this week with a very decent chance of finishing in the places at least in Qatar at a huge price - he was eighth longest off the tee, in the top 30 for GiR and just outside top 20 for putts per round. For a 26-year-old Fisher has been on tour a long time with more than 230 tournaments under his belt but last year suggested his talent and experience were starting to show with second place finish and four more in the top 10. A best finish of 11th in Qatar suggests he can handle the course.


Steven Rawlings: Back Alvaro Quiros @ 101.0100/1

When Alvaro Quiros stepped onto the 16th tee at Abu Dhabi Golf Course on Friday - a course that has never really suited his game - the big-hitting Spaniard was on five-under-par and on the fringe of contention. Half an hour later he'd missed the cut! He bogeyed the 16th and 17th before making a nine at the par 5 18th but that may have done us all a favour. Had he made the cut I don't suspect he'd be a 100/1 and that's a price that's well worth taking. Ravaged by injury, Alvaro has been in the doldrums for a while now but given he showed a spark last week and that he's won here (2009) and finished second twice, in 2010 and 2011, I thought he was worth backing at a triple-figure price.


Mike Norman: Back Thorbjorn Olesen @ 29.028/1

Olesen's form at the Qatar Masters has been very progressive, and if he continues the same way then we will be getting paid out on Sunday afternoon. The talented Dane missed the cut on his tournament debut here in 2011, finished 59th a year later, recorded a top-25 finish (22nd) in 2013, and last year finished in a tie for third, one shot shy of the eventual winner. Obviously Olesen's improving course form can simply be put down to him getting better as a golfer, but he has both course and recent form in the book (finished 2014 in excellent fettle) and has domonstrated on plenty of outings that he is a fine player when the wind blows, which 'should' be a big advantage in Doha this week.


2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: -£100.00

*Total P/L for 2014: +£251.75

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