Nedbank Golf Challenge Tips and Betting Offers, Gary Player Country Club, 3rd-6th December 2015
The 2016 European Tour season is in full swing just a couple of weeks after the preceding season ended; Charl Schwartzel was the first to stake his claim to Rory McIlroy’s Race to Dubai crown with victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa. The Tour remains in South Africa this week, with the Gary Player Country Club in Cape Town’s Sun City hosting the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Schwartzel will be among a clutch of local talent hoping to be the first to keep the trophy in South Africa since Trevor Immelman won the Challenge in 2007. Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen are among the main challengers to the title that Englishman Danny Willett won last year.
Nedbank Golf Challenge Betting Offers
The course, which has hosted the competition since 1981, stretches over an impressive and often intimidating 7,813 yards, making it one of the longest courses on the Tour. Big driving will not be enough to take home the trophy though, and it will take a light touch on the green to stay a step ahead of the rest of the field. With $1.25 million on offer to the winner, there is plenty at stake for the competitors in Sun City this week. There are a host of top golfers competing for the Nedbank Golf Challenge title, with all of them capable of winning, but the following tips will highlight two that are worth keeping an eye on.
It was Willett who won last year, and the Sheffield-born world number 20 is a good tip at 12/1 with Totesport to succeed again in Sun City. Willett had an excellent European Tour season in 2015, winning the Omega Championship as well as the Nedbank Golf Challenge en route to finishing second behind McIlroy in the Race to Dubai. Willett, who also finished tied for sixth in the Open, enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last time out and will be looking to kick on before the turn of the year at a tournament he knows he can win. 12/1 could turn out to be a bargain.
Among the clutch of South Africans taking part at the Gary Player Country club is Louis Oosthuizen, who is looking to become the seventh South African to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Oosthuizen’s power off the tee will be of great use on this expansive course, and the 2010 Open champion will be in a good position if he can reach the green before his competitors. After runner-up finishes in the US Open and the Open, Oosthuizen was as high as 13th in the world rankings as recently as July, but has dropped off lately. A player of his quality will pick up sooner rather than later, and it is worth going for an each way bet at 18/1 with Betfred on the South African doing so on home soil.