Golf Betting Tips – Alfred Dunhill Championship
If you like watching golf whilst admiring stunning wildlife, this is the perfect week to put the feet up and tune in to the co-sanctioned Alfred Dunhill Championship from the Leopard Creek Country Club, Malelane, South Africa.
This week’s golf betting tips feature in the event which kicks off the 2017 European Tour season and the field includes the usual mixture of quality home contingent players, Challenge Tour graduates and those hardy souls who have just gained their Tour card at the dreaded Tour school.
The 6,951yd Par 72 track, which has played host to this event since 2005, is set on the edge of the Kruger National Park and meanders among trees, bushes and grassland. It features plenty of water hazards, including on the exciting risk and reward Par 5 18th hole (a tip to in-running punters – beware!) Baking hot sunshine is forecast on Thursday and Sunday with more unsettled conditions and some breeze expected for Friday and Saturday. Low scoring has been the norm here, so expect another birdie packed renewal around this picturesque layout.
Alfred Dunhill Championship golf betting tips
The obvious starting point to look for our golf tips was the defending champion and four time winner of this event Charl Schwartzel. He obviously loves this layout having posted seven top two finishes out of eleven attempts, with an amazing aggregate score of 122 under par. He arrives here off the back of a third place finish in stellar company in Dubai. For obvious reasons the layers have not missed him in the market, but his long game in the Final Series was not brilliant, including in Dubai, so despite him being the man to beat I am happy to swerve him at such prohibitive odds.
Richard Sterne 25/1 E/W bet365
The main golf tip this week is Richard Sterne who boasts really solid course and distance form around this track, with a win in the 2009 renewal, and also a Tied 4th place finish in 2010 and a Tied 7th place in 2013.
Last season was a strange year for the injury plagued South African, with a medical exemption meaning he had to earn two hundred thousand Euro in ten events to retain his Tour card. He achieved that with ease, and further strong performances in both the Dunhill Links (Tied 2nd) and the British Masters (Tied 9th) at the end of the season resulted in a 39th place finish in the Race to Dubai rankings. Although he only played average in the Final Series, he still showed more than enough to suggest he can still go close on home soil where he has gained four of his six victories on the European Tour.
Brandon Stone 25/1 E/W (1/5 odds 7 places) Paddy Power
The second tip this week is the promising South African Brandon Stone, who shed his European Tour maiden tag in last years BMW SA Open. The 23 year old backed up his win with five other top 10 finishes in his first full season on Tour and despite a poor finish to the season, he remains a player to follow, particularly in these weak South African events. He showed a welcome return to form with a Tied 2nd place finish on the Sunshine Tour last week and a Tied 18th place finish here last year bodes well for a prominent showing this week.