Trophee Hassan II Preview: How to watch on TV in the UK, and who to back
After a few weeks away the regular European Tour season gets back underway in Morocco this week for the Trophee Hassan III, which is hosted at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam golf.
It's a week like no other: starting the tradition in 2016, both ladies and men's European Tour's host events on separate courses this week. The men compete over the red course, while the women host their tournament - the Lalla Meryem Cup - on the blue course.
The men's event has been staged here continuously with the exception of a few years since 1971 and boasts an impressive list of champions (Payne Stewart, Colin Montgomerie among them), but it only became an official European Tour money event in 2010.
Last year, Alexander Levy claimed his fifth European Tour title as he beat out Álvaro Quirós by a single shot, having posted a two-under round of 70 to get to 8-under-par.
It was the third time the contest had been played over Royal Golf Dar Es Salam since it made it's return in 2016, having been played in Agadir for the five previous years.
Course: Royal Golf Dar Es Salam | Par: 71 | Yards: 7,615 yards
Prize Fund: €2,500,000
Race to Dubai Points: 3,500
Defending Champion: Alexander Levy
Trophee Hassan II: How to watch on TV
Coverage is on the red button all four days
Sky Sports Golf (11:30), Sky Sports Main Event (11:30), Sky Sports Golf (15:30), Sky Sports Main Event (15:30)
Sky Sports Golf (11:30), Sky Sports Main Event (12:00), Sky Sports Golf (15:30)
Sky Sports Golf (13:00), Sky Sports Main Event (15:00)
Sky Sports Golf (12:30)
European Tour: Betting Tips
Joost Luiten: 16/1
Struggled at the Valero Texas Open two weeks ago in the USA, but Luiten was T9 here last year and has three top 10s and a T12 in six starts in 2019 - including a T10 at the WGC Mexico. Ranks 3rd on European Tour for SG: Tee to green, 4th SG: Approach and 10th for scoring average.
Jorge Campillo: 20/1
Campillo is still searching for his maiden tour victory but has come so close in his last four starts, boasting two runner-up finishes, a 3rd place at the Hero Indian Open and T20 at the Maybank Championship. His best finish at this event was a T11 in 2014 (though at a different venue), and he finished T19 in 2017. Ranks 13th for GIR, and inside the top 50 on tour for scoring average, birdie average, driving accuracy and SG: Putting.
Jordan Smith: 22/1
Having last teed up at the Maybank Championship and finished T7, Smith comes in with a lot of confidence to a place he finished T8 in 2017. He's had three top-12s in six starts in 2019, and ranks 22nd for GIR.
Alexander Levy: 25/1
The defending champion will be teeing up for the first time since he withdrew from the Oman Open at the beginning of March, having posted a T5 at the Saudi International before that. Has gone 1-T34-T34 in three starts here. Ranks 25th scoring average and 35th for birdie average.
Andy Sullivan: 25/1
Followed a T11 in Qatar with a T7 at the Maybank Championship. Sullivan was also T7 last year, and runner up in 2014 when on different course. No particularly stand out stats, though.
Nacho Elvira: 25/1
One of, if not the most consistent player in the last few events, posting two runner-up finishes and a T6 at the Hero Indian Open. He was also the runner-up in 2016 and followed a MC in 2017 with a T22 last year. Ranks 28th SG: Around the green.
Erik Van Rooyen: 25/1
Finished T2 in Qatar and then rebounded from a MC with a T15 at the Maybank and and T6 at the Hero Indian Open. He was T7 here on his debut last year. Ranks inside the top 50 for SG: Putting, birdie average and par-3 scoring.
Victor Dubuisson: 25/1
Was T7 in 2017, struggeld with a lot of injury but still has a T10, T12 and T18 in his last four starts this year.
Fabrizio Zanotti: 25/1
With results of T7-T11-T2 in his last three starts on Tour, he's one of the most in-form players heading in to this event. However, Zanotti is a little bit of a gamble though in regard to course form, as he's missed his last two cuts in Morocco. Ranks inside the top 20 for scoring average, SG: Tee to green, SG: Approach, par-3 and par-5 scoring on the European Tour this season.
Julian Suri: 25/1
Suri is making his tournament debut and has only teed up twice in 2019, but with results of T20 at the Maybank and T4 at the Hero Indian Open, he's definitely one to watch. Ranks 4th SG: Off the tee and 9th for birdie average.
Paul Dunne: 33/1
Dunne was the runner-up here in 2017 and comes in to the event after a T12 finish in his last event in the USA at the end of March. Best of T3 this year at the World Super 6 Perth, and ranks 17th SG: Putting.
Adrien Otaegui: 50/1
T10 in his last start on tour at the Hero Indian Open, and has one other top 10 in 2019 (at the World Super 6 Perth). Otaegui finished T19 here in 2018. Ranks 37th GIR and 48th for driving accuracy.
Benjamin Hebert: 50/1
The six time European Tour winner finished T7 at the Maybank Championship and has gone T13-T19 -T34 in Morocco since the tournament moved to this course.
Anton Karlsson: 100/1
An outsider because of a T48 in his only start here (2017), but he has had back-to-back top 10s in Qatar and Kenya in his last two outings on Tour. Ranks 14th SG: Around the green and inside the top 50 for birdie average and par-4 scoring.