Last updated December 11th, 2017
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Joburg Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Joburg Open Betting 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2.
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Joburg Open Golf Betting Preview & Odds Guide
A great year of golf finally comes to an end this week and for the last tournament of 2017, we head to South Africa and the Sunshine Tour, writes Matt. With a number of top players taking an extended winter break, the Joburg Open tends to be dominated by home players but there is some value among the field where a number of golfers are in decent form.
We’re in pretty good touch ourselves having landed another tournament winner as Rickie Fowler came through the field with that brilliant last round 61 to give us a profit in the Hero World Challenge at 9/1. Let’s see if we can finish 2017 in similar style.
South Africans naturally dominate this market and there was a familiar name at the top of the Joburg Open betting odds until Louis Oosthuizen pulled out through injury.
We’ve marked Dylan Frittelli as a man to watch in 2018 and he came within one shot of giving us a profit in the Top Ten markets for Hong Kong last month. Frittelli is our most recent winner having taken out the Mauritius Open at the weekend. Form favours Frittelli and we’ve seen a number of back-to-back wins at the end of the European season.
Darren Fichardt is our reigning champion this week (see odds table above for latest odds). Another South African, Fichardt is at the veteran status at 42 but before we dismiss his record of 15 wins on the Sunshine Tour, he can also count three victories in Europe although the last of these came in 2012.
George Coetzee is also a previous winner of this event, having taken out the Joburg Open in 2014. He could be one to watch after a tie for 9th in Mauritius but prior to that, Coetzee didn’t finish in the top 35 in his two previous outings.
Elsewhere, there is a lot of talk around Haydn Porteous. He’s another former champion, winning here in 2016, but in ten tournaments since taking out the Czech Masters in September, he hasn’t made the top ten so has no form coming into this week.
It’s rare to find a non-South African on this list but outsider Ashun Wu could be a profitable one. The Chinese has talent with no consistency but has the game to be a surprise package in Johannesburg.
Thomas Aiken is another to consider at big Joburg Open odds, while Ashley Chesters has threatened leaderboards at times this year and looks tempting at triple figures.
You may need specific knowledge of South African golf when working through this list but some other names to consider include Jbe Kruger and Zander Lombard.
Joburg Course Influence & Betting Tips Verdict
The Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club is our home this week and it’s an unusual event as it’s played over two separate courses. The East and West course therefore offer differing challenges and they will each be used over the four days of this event.
The East Course is considerably longer at a Par 72, 7656 yards and will favour distance more than the Par 71 West but both will punish wayward hitting so accuracy off the tee and Greens in Regulation are among the key stats this week.
- We would normally avoid tipping a back-to-back winner but we had been looking at Dylan Frittelli to win this event for some time. Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose have both set a trend for consecutive victories in recent weeks so we’ll stick with Frittelli for the outright win at 17/2 in the Joburg Open odds with Stan James.
- There are numerous options with the top rated sports betting sites for the Top Ten market but we’ll take two relatively short price bets on George Coetzee at 15/8 with Betfair and Dean Burmester at 11/4 with Betfred, and we’ll add an outside punt on Ashley Chesters at 8/1 with Unibet.