Nedbank Golf Challenge 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Andy Sullivan (ew)Tournament Winner22/1Bet365
Byeong-Hun An (ew)Tournament Winner20/1Coral

Venue

The Gary Player Golf Course at Sun City provides a variety of challenges, with some holes demanding careful plotting and others brute strength – the signature ninth hole is a whopper at 596 yards and features an island green, others have blind tee shots or second shots and the par five 14th is another monster at a touch over 600 yards long. At an overall 7,831 yards driving distance it favours the big hitters. Ian Woosnam famously landed the first $1m prize here in 1987, with subsequent champions of this famous tournament including Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els three times, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood. Martin Kaymer won in 2012 and the defending champion is Danny Willett.

Favourites

The 30-man field is made up of the leading players from the 2015 season on the various professional tours and is headed by former winner Stenson, a 7/1 chance with Betfred, BetVictorLadbrokes and Coral. The in-form South African duo of Branden Grace and last week’s champion at Leopard Creek, Charl Schwartzel, come next with Grace 9/1 across the board and Schwartzel 12/1 with Betfred, Ladbrokes and Coral. Reigning champion Willett is 12/1 generally, with Matthew Fitzpatrick (16/1) and Louis Oosthuizen (18/1) completing the picture at the top of the market.

Tips

Andy SullivanANDY SULLIVAN caught the eye with a superb performance in Dubai, where he narrowly missed out on the biggest win of his career thanks to a wonderful fightback from the brilliant Rory McIlroy. However, the 28-year-old from Nuneaton could not be faulted and proved that he belongs in this elite company. The Dubai course was another lengthy set-up and the near 8,000 yards here shouldn’t put him off. Back him at 22/1 with Bet365.

Byeong-Hun AnBYEONG-HUN AN is making his debut at Sun City, but as one of the form players on the European Tour over the last six weeks the South Korean cannot be ignored. His last four outings have produced three top five finishes and a top 20 at the WGC-HSBC Champions event. He has played those four tournaments to a combined total of 59-under-par, enough evidence to suggest that his putter is red hot, and is available at odds of 20/1 with Coral.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Andy Sullivan (ew)Tournament Winner22/1Bet365
Byeong-Hun An (ew)Tournament Winner20/1Coral