HAVING seemingly turned a corner this week in my home life and returning to the marital bed it appeared as if my missus had maybe taken some form of mood enhancing drug and turned into a happy & outgoing person things were looking rosy….. At 2206hrs Sunday evening it looks as if that would continue as my 2pts each-way 16/1 Patrick Cantlay was leading.
We had to settle for 2nd eventually due to being taught a lesson by the professor Dechambeau and overall it left us with a 2.6 point profit margin (hardly worrying after the first week).
On Monday evening whilst trying to pretend I was interested in Angela's Ashes on Netflix I was really solely focused on this week's event in Sun City…..
Sun City, South Africa is the host this week and well, normally when I hear South Africa I automatically think of Eddie Grant's “Give Me Hope Joanna”, Hansie Cronje, the Vuvuzela, Alan Shearer visiting the ghettos in the World Cup and not forgetting Quinton fortune of Manchester United.
However the golf takes centre stage this week and it's a par 72 set over 7,831 yds. Greens-in-regulation is a big stat here as is scrambling. The rough can be damaging to the score card.
Rory McIlroy 15/2
With that in mind we must go for the complete package and where else can we look than one of Quinton Fortune's biggest fans and fellow red RORY MCILROY.
The man's got the absolute lot and is a worthy favourite, albeit at super odds of 15/2. I nearly spat out my Bovril when I saw the price.
Rory is my main selection and if you know golf you don't need me to go any further.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 28/1
The Fat Man enters the equation again after his recent results at the Nedbank. Two Top 10s in previous years plus current form make him a must, so stick with KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT even if this is the one and only last time.
Patience can Wear thin with Mr large as he can very erratic and frustrating, but hey, it's a great ride!
Darren Fichardt 100/1
Finally play a small hand with possibly the hardest looking man in golf, Darren Fichardt. He usually brings his best form to the table on home soil and on tighter layouts.
8th place at the Omega and a decent finish in Turkey prove this theory, add to that his 6th place finish here last year.
The weather doesn't really need explaining as the name of the host venue gives it away a little.
- Rory McIlroy 15/2 (7 places, 1/5 odds at Paddy Power) 3 Pts e/w
- Kiradech Aphibarnrat 28/1 (7 places 1/5 odds at Paddy Power)1 Pt e/w
- Darren Fichardt 100/1 (6 places 1/5 odds Betfred) 0.5 Pts e/w
Good luck and as always keep it within the limits