2018 Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open

Fantasy Golf Picks for the 2018 Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open

THE COURSE

Heritage Golf Club (Mauritius) – The beautiful island of Mauritius is set off of the east coast of Madagascar and is home to the Heritage Golf Club, the host for this week’s event. The track is a 7,031 yard par 71 that has generous fairways and some tricky greens with many featuring severe runoffs. The par 5s are very reachable and there are two par 4s that will see players going for the green with driver. Scores could get low if the wind stays down.

 

PAST WINNERS

2016  – 6  Jeung-Hun Wang  (Runner Up:  – 5   Siddikur Rahman)

2015  – 13   George Coetzee   (Runner Up, Playoff:  -13  Thorbjorn Olesen)

ODDS    (Bovada 11/27/2017)

Louis Oosthuizen   +600

Dylan Fritelli  +1400

George Coetzee  +2000

Nicolas Colsaerts  +2200

Alexander Bjork  +2500

Dean Burmester  +2500

Haydn Porteous  +2500

Jamie Donaldson  +2500

Paul Peterson  +2800

Clement Sordet  +3300

Darren Fichardt  +4000

Matt Wallace  +4000

Matthieu Pavon  +4000

Scott Hend +4000

Ashun Wu  +4500

Aaron Rai  +5000

 

WHO’S HOT

Alexander Bjork

Dylan Fritelli

Paul Peterson

Dean Burmester

SSP Chowrasia

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

George Coetzee

Nicolas Colsaerts

Scott Hend

Rahil Gangjee

Jazz Janewattananond

Dean Burmester

 

LONGER SHOTS

Gavin Green   +5000

James Morrison   +5000

Jazz Janewattananond  +6600

Micah Lauren Shin   +6600

SSP Chowrasia   +6600

Zander Lombard   +7000

Gregory Havret  +8000

Bernd Ritthammer   +10000

Andrea Pavan  +10000

Scott Vincent   +10000

Shiv Kapur   +10000

 

FAITHFULS

Louis Oosthuizen

George Coetzee

Jamie Donaldson

Scott Hend

Gregory Havret

 

WHO WE LIKE

Nicolas Colsaerts. Tough pickings near the top of this list. Fritelli and Bjork have both shown some outstanding form of late. And Oosthuizen and Coetzee are both near locks to be up around the top five come Sunday; however, this writer has been riding Colsaerts hard since the Italian Open and is not giving up yet. The Belgian has played some outstanding golf recently and seems poised for a win. Add in his T3 at this event last year, and it becomes too good to pass up.

Micah Lauren Shin & James Morrison.  It’s tough not to take Gavin Green first in this mid-range tier, but Shin, a lanky, 20-year-old Korean-American, is just playing too well not to ride. He won earlier this year at the Manila Masters after calling a penalty on himself and finished T7 last week in Hong Kong with 4 rounds in the 60s on a fairly challenging track.  James Morrison is not only coming off of a great 2017 season, but also a T10 last week in Hong Kong. He’ll be ready to play.  (Gavin Green, Matthieu Pavon, and Jazz Janewattananond are also attractive here).

Bernd Ritthammer.  Ritthammer has played well in this event before and finished T25 at the Alfred Dunhill this past August. At 100/1, the German offers great value. (Other names here could be Scott Vincent or Masahiro Kawamura).