NO joy at all with last weeks selections so we move on to the latest from the European Tour, where we stay in South Africa for the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the 7,287 yards par 72 Leopard Golf Course.
Its a parkland course this week and those that don’t keep a true line could meet up with a variety of snakes, wild animals and crocodiles.
Plenty of water around this week but scoring should be low with closing holes of three par 5’s in the last six holes, so expect a load of birdies and the possibility of eagles on the final stretch that could change the whole leaderboard come Sunday afternoon.
The Course normally relies on accuracy. Good ball stickers and good iron play is essential. Long hitters will like this course as it is very long. Course experience is vital and the last 6 winners have been long-hitting South Africans.
Last week's winner Louis Oosthuizen heads the field and like last week Matt Wallace heads the European challenge. Oosthuizen has poor course form and will have a lot of support but is not a value bet this week.
I have four home based players that are selections this week
First up is CHARL SCHWARTZEL loves this course. He has won here on four occasions. He led at the halfway stage last week before finishing Tied 3rd. His game is in fine order and should go close.
Second up is BRANDON STONE who won this in 2016 finished. He Tied 7th last week only three shots off 2nd place.
When his putter is hot he can roar through the field from seemingly impossible positions. Showed signs of form last week and he has a chance this week.
Third up is DYLAN FRITTELLI, a disappointing pick last week (he missed the cut) but is an improving player who on his return to his birthplace can be a serious player this week.
Last but not least is DEAN BURMESTER who has an excellent long game well suited to this course. He has good recent form with a Tied 4th in the Dubai DP World Championship although he missed the cut last week on a course that didn’t suit him.
Looks well priced on a course that suits.
- Schwartzel 15/2 Betfair (1pt e/w)
- Top 10 Finish 1/1 Unibet
- Stone 22/1 Skybet (1pt e/w)
- Top 10 Finish 5/2 Unibet
- Burmester 28/1 Betfair (1pt e/w)
- Top 10 Finish 11/4 Betfair
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