A new venue for the Maybank Championship Malaysia but the course is a tree lined par 71 that looks like it will suit accuracy over power.
Our first pick is Rafa Cabrera Bello whose recent form reads 14, 2 and 2. He’s a GIR machine who is accurate enough off the tee. He is not one to trust on the back nine on a Sunday though so we’ll do something a little different and recommend a back with the intention of laying at close to evens if he’s leading in round 4.
Soren Kjeldsen when he’s in form is always a player to look at when driving accuracy is the key stat and his 8th placed finish last time out tells us he’s in decent nick. He’s a proven winner on the European Tour.
The hugely talented Matt Fitzpatrick‘s recent form figures of 26, mc, 45 do not look great on paper but he actually ranked 1st in driving accuracy on his last start in Dubai so he just needs to get his putter going – and he’s a superb putter – and he could be in the mix.
Second behind Fitzpatrick in driving accuracy in Dubai was our final pick, Gregory Bourdy. He was also 1st in GIR the week before in Qatar which suggests if he too gets a hot putter then he has the form to go well here at big odds.