Golf Tips for Joburg Open and QBE Shootout Plus Betting Offers and Free Bets
There’s just one more tournament to go before the European Tour follows in the footsteps of the PGA Tour and takes a break over Christmas. The final event of the European schedule is Joburg Open. Held at Randpark Golf Club, the home galleries could well get their wish to see a South African winner in Johannesburg. Meanwhile, the action in America is provided by the QBE Shootout. The pairs tournament is hosted by Greg Norman and the high quality pairs competing should produce birdies galore in Florida.
Golf Betting Tips and Offers
Joburg Open Betting Tips and Preview
This is the second time that the Joburg Open has been held in 2017. The tournament has gone from one of the European Tour’s opening events to the final event of the year. That change has had no effect on the size of the field (over 200 hundred golfers will compete over the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses at Randpark Golf Club) but the quality is rather less impressive.
Aside from a smattering of big names, most of the motley crew drawn from the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours are unheralded players desperate for the two year European Tour exemption that victory will bring.
Romaine Langasque is one of those who is desperate to secure his future with a win. The Frenchman could well go close at 60/1 with Coral but the man to put your trust in is Haydn Porteous.
The South African won the Joburg Open in 2016 and bagged his second European Tour title at September’s Czech Masters. Porteous also won an important amateur competition at Randpark and has shown some solid form of late so back him at 25/1 with Coral.
QBE Shootout Betting Tips and Preview
Greg Norman has been hosting the QBE Shootout under various different sponsors since 1989. It’s moved around and seen different formats employed but the Shootout is now comfortable as a three day event at Tiburon Golf Club.
The first day’s play consists of a scramble where both players hit their shot before choosing the best one to play the next shot from. Saturday is a greensomes where the players also choose the best of two tee shots but from then on only one ball is in play and they hit alternate shots. Finally, Sunday is a betterball where each golfer plays their own ball but only the best score counts.
It’s not just the format that the pairs have to get to grips with. The ability to hit quality shots in a more relaxed atmosphere than normal and to work well with a teammate will prove key.
The partnership of Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are very adept when it comes to playing good golf in a relaxed setting. The two friends will be able to enjoy themselves and focus over the ball. Their games should also dovetail nicely so Lowry and McDowell look overpriced for an each way bet at 11/1 with Ladbrokes.
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