South African Open Betting Tips and Predictions
South African Open Betting Tips and Predictions for the South African Open from Thursday 6th December to Sunday 9th December from Firethorn Course and Bushwillow Course, Randpark Golf Club, Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa shown live on Sky Sports.
Type of player suited to challenge
13 of the last 22 winners in the South African Open have been South African’s so it seems that this event suits the national’s greatly in comparison to other tournaments. There are two courses here so it will demand excellent course management. Firestone is a tricky course and requires excellent ball striking whilst Bushwillow is the easier track so the winner here will need to shoot a low score round that course.
Dylan Frittelli4pts Each-Way
Frittelli will play in his home event full of confidence after some excellent results. He finished 21st at the Nedbank and finished in 7th place at the DP World Championship. He had a relaxing knock about in the World Cup and then fired the round of the day with a closing 65 at the Mauritius Open on Sunday to finish up in 5th place.
Frittelli is an accurate golfer and heads here on the back of 80% GIR at the Mauritius Open last week, playing his final 7 holes a remarkable 5 under par. We think Dylan has a great chance of challenging for the title here this week.
Charl Schwartzel3pts Each-Way
Schwartzel has been so close to winning this tournament, finishing in the top 5 on 6 occasions, including in 4 consecutive. His form here reads 15-3-32-2-12-10-16-31-26-4-5-4-2-15 and this is a trophy Charl will desperately want to get his name on.
The South African is excellent in tournaments in his homeland so it’s strange he hasn’t won this one yet. He has won the Alfred Dunhill 4 times, The Joburg Open twice and lifted the trophy in the Tswane Open and the Africa Open. 8 of his 11 victories on the European Tour have come in South Africa.
Romain Langasque1pt Each Way
Langasque is a young French golfer in great form after regaining his European Tour card at Q School. He won on the Challenge Tour in September and made the stepped up to the European Tour with an impressive 23rd place finish in Mauritius. He has played in 5 European Tour events held in South Africa and has posted 3 top-25 finishes so he has some confidence coming here. We think his price is too big for this field and fancy him to be in the business end of the tournament on Sunday.