Alfred Dunhill Championship 2016 Betting

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Zander Lombard (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Betfred, BetVictor
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Bet365
Brandon Stone (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Betfred

The new European Tour season gets under way this week in South Africa with the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek – a 7,287-yard, par 72 course. The principal hazards are the trees which line the fairways, but there are numerous small streams which have been diverted through the course to make for strategic play. Several famous names have won this event, including Justin Rose and Adam Scott, with South African Charl Schwartzel a dominant figure in recent years – he won back-to-back titles here in 2012 and 2013 by margins of 12 and 4 shots and secured a third victory last year, by 4 shots once again. In between Schwartzel’s second and third titles, his compatriot, Branden Grace, won by 7 shots in 2014.

Favourites

Given the recent history of this event it’s little surprise that Schwartzel is the clear favourite, at best odds of 7/2 with Coral and as short as 5/2 elsewhere. Grace can be backed at 7/1 with Coral as he seeks his second win at Leopard Creek, with the rest of the field at 25/1 and above, starting with more South African’s in George Coetzee (25/1 with Boylesports) and the 2008 champion Richard Sterne (25/1 with Bet365).

Tips

Zander-LombardZANDER LOMBARD is one of the Sunshine Tour’s most promising young players and he underlined his talent by finishing runner-up at the Joburg Open in January on the eve of his 21st birthday. A top five followed at the Lyoness Open and he has recently been getting results in his native South Africa, with three top fives in his last five outings including at the weekend in Cape Town. Try an each-way flutter at best odds of 66/1 with Betfred or BetVictor.

Eddie-PepperellThe 2016 season was pretty dismal for EDDIE PEPPERELL, but it finished well as he finished 8th at the European Tour Qualifying School in Catalunya to regain his Tour card for 2017. It followed a strong showing at the British Masters and those performances combined should give him renewed confidence – he was after all a top 50 player in 2014 and 2015. Add in the fact that he was 8th here last year and he looks a decent each-way shout at 80/1.

brandon-stoneBRANDON STONE announced his arrival on the European Tour scene with his victory at the BMW SA Open in January and although the 23-year-old struggled in the latter months of the season, there were other highlights including a second place finish in Shenzhen. He was back on song at last week’s Sunshine Tour event in Cape Town, where he shared second – back him at 28/1 with Betfred at Leopard Creek, where he placed just inside the top 20 last time.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Zander Lombard (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Betfred, BetVictor
Eddie Pepperell (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Bet365
Brandon Stone (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Betfred