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Nedbank Golf Challenge 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Julian Suri (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power
Shane Lowry (ew)Tournament Winner25/1Betfred, Coral

 

All odds quoted are subject to change

Venue

The Gary Player GC 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 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. Alex Noren won by six shots during a period of dominance last year, while Marc Leishman won by the same margin in 2015.

Favourites

Tyrrell Hatton won twice in October and with Justin Rose not in action this week the world number 17 is the market leader with most firms, although Coral have him alongside South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen at 16/1. Branden Grace is another local favourite in this week’s field and he’s at 18/1 with Paddy Power who are offering 6 places, while Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood is at 20s across the board. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ross Fisher & Francesco Molinari are also all available at 20/1.

Tips

JULIAN SURI finished 2016 just outside the world’s top 1000 but after finishing eighth in Turkey and Spain on his last two outings he has broken into the top 100 in the rankings for the first time. The American has won twice this year, once in Denmark and once on the Challenge Tour, and as one of the longest drivers around he can take the sting out of this course. He’s at 50/1 across the board – so take the 6 places available at Paddy Power for each-way bets.

SHANE LOWRY has hit a run of good form late in the season and he looks ready to challenge in South Africa this week following his eighth place at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday. The world number 89 was also 12th in Andalucia on his previous outing and has two other top 10s from his last seven starts, including at the British Masters last month. The Irishman is at 25/1 with Coral and Betfred with 5 places, or take 22/1 and 6 places with Paddy Power.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Julian Suri (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power
Shane Lowry (ew)Tournament Winner25/1Betfred, Coral

 

All odds quoted are subject to change