Healthy Noren can boss his threeball
Prolific winner in the groove
Sky Sports 4, 6.30am Thursday
Event starts 3.30am
Rafa Cabrera-Bello was labouring with a back problem over the weekend at the Abu Dhabi Championship and the Spaniard comes with no guarantee of performing well in the first round of the Qatar Masters.
Cabrera-Bello has obviously been getting the best treatment available since Abu Dhabi, but even if fully fit he has a job on his hands to win his Qatar threeball against Alex Noren and Ernie Els. Noren looks a bargain at 11-8 for the 8.20am contest.
Noren, world number ten after winning four times last year, beat Cabrera-Bello by two shots in Abu Dhabi and can assert his superiority again in Qatar.
Els has missed four cuts in a row in low-grade events, slumping to 386th in the world rankings.
A Noren to win threeball
1pt 11-8 Paddy Power