30th November 2016 at 8:31 am #93864aceventurerModerator
Heading down to the southern hemisphere this weeks for my golf picks.
The Alfred Dunhill Championship will be hosted by the Leopard Creek Country Club, SA, where it has situated since 2004. The Gary Player designed course is on the southern edge of the Kruger National Park and there is plenty of wildlife on view, ranging from crocodiles to elephants and buffalos.
There should be plenty of excitement here with the 9th green on a peninsular jutting into the Crocodile River and the par five 18th with it’s island green. Don’t think it’s advisable to go paddling in the river looking for your ball though.
Charl Schwartzel is very hard to overlook after finishing in the top two EIGHT times in his last eleven appearances in the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Since missing the cut in his first two appearances at Leopard Creek he has shot under par in 38 of 42 rounds and has a scoring average of 68.6, so obviously loves the course. Unfortunately he is a red hot favourite so will give him a miss this time.
Leader of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit Brandon Stone looks a good bet. He has won once and been runner up a further three times on the Tour. He’s been struggling a bit on the European Tour but when he gets home to South Africa he finds his form. With GIR and putting important on this course Stone looks a good pick. His GIR is 69.3% and Putts per GIR of 1.74.
I like the look of Frenchman Gregory Bourdy, who finished second to Schwartzel at the corresponding tournament last year. His season has been a bit up and down but finished a credible 35th in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai a couple of weeks ago. His GIR stat is 71.4% and Putts per GIR 1.79.
1.50 ew Brandon Stone (BetFred 28-1)
1.50 ew Gregory Bourdy (Coral 28-1)
5th December 2016 at 5:08 am #95421townieParticipant
hey ace took Brandon stone (nearly branden grace) and Matsuyama double nice wee 37pts return
how about you
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