THE OVERVIEW

Natadola Bay Golf Course, Sigatoka, Fiji The Natadola Bay course is a Vijay Singh design that rests on the Southwestern coast of Fiji and has been the host for this event for the past few years. 

It will be playing this week as a 7,190 yard par 72. It is completely exposed to gusting winds from the Coral Sea as 15 or the 18 holes are ocean side.  

The purse is a relatively small 790,000 euros and the field is light. However, there are some names to get excited about here.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  -14   Jason Norris  (Runners Up:   -10   Jazz Janewattananond, James Marchesani, David McKenzie)

2016  -16   Brandt Snedeker   (Runner Up:   -7   Michael Hendry)

2015  -4   Matt Kuchar   (Runner Up:   E   Aron Price)   

 

BETTING ODDS   (Bovada 7/30/2018)

Scott Hend: +1200

Justin Harding: +1400

Scott Vincent: +1800

Dimitrios Papadatos: +2000

Lucas Herbert: +2200

Justin Walters: +2500

John Catlin: +2500

Jazz Janewattananond: +2500

Gaganjeet Bhullar: +2500

Prom Meesawat: +2500

Michael Hendry: +2800

Nick Cullen: +2800

Vijay Singh: +3000

Gavin Green: +3000

Ernie Els: +3300

Michael Sim: +3300

Matthew Griffin: +3300

Phachara Khongwatmai: +3300

Rhein Gibson: +4000

Ashun Wu: +4000

Shiv Kapur: +4000

Deyen Lawson: +4000

Johannes Veerman: +4500

Andrew Dodt: +5000

Marcus Fraser: +5000

Masahiro Kawamura: +5000

Soomin Lee: +5000

Poom Saksansin: +5000

Jake McLeod: +5000

Rattanon Wannasrichan: +5000

Mark Brown: +5000

Matthew Millar: +5000

Anthony Quayle: +5000

Ajeetesh Sandhu: +5500

Alejandro Canizares: +5500

Ben Campbell: +6600

Maverick Antcliff: +6600

Travis Smyth: +6600

 

HOT PLAYERS

Scott Hend

Jazz Janewattananond

Prom Meesawat

Nick Cullen

Andrew Dodt

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Jason Norris

Jazz Janewattananond

Scott Vincent

Phachara Khongwatmai

Michael Sim

 

LONGER SHOTS

Minchel Choi: +7000

David Bransdon: +7000

Aron Price: +8000

Simon Hawkes: +8000

Daniel Im: +8000

Jake Higginbottom: +8000

Harrison Endycott: +8000

Daniel Fox: +8000

Nick Voke: +8000

Pavit Tangkamolprasert: +10000

Yikeun Chang: +10000

Jason Norris: +10000

Jbe Kruger: +10000

Ashley Hall: +10000

David Micheluzzi: +10000

Michael Long: +12500

Ben Eccles: +12500

Mathew Perry: +12500

Max McCardle: +12500

Josh Geary: +12500

Steven Jeffress: +12500

Daniel Gale: +12500

Gareth Paddison: +12500

James Marchesani: +12500

James Nitties: +12500

 

FAITHFULS

Vijay Singh

Ernie Els

Scott Hend

Scott Vincent

Justin Walters

Jazz Janewattananond

 

GOLF PICKS

THE 'FORE' SOMES

'FORE' SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a "low tier" betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a "mid tier" (30:1 - 75:1), and a final player from a "high tier" (75:1 & up).  

KEITH'S 'FORE' SOME 

Jazz Janewattananond  (22:1).  Jazzy has been off-the-radar hot lately. He did miss the cut at both The Open Championship (CARNOUSTIE!) and the Porsche European Open, but prior to that he WON The Queen’s Cup and finished 2nd in The Sarawak Championship (both of those events being on the Asian Tour). And the couple weeks before that notched a T4 and a T6 at the Betagro Championship and Thailand Open. Finished T2 here last year after firing the course record (64) on Sunday. I’ve professed my adoration for Jazz on this podcast before. Kid has game. Could bring it this week. Also like Scott Vincent and Lucas Herbert. 

Ashun Wu  (33:1)  & Phachara Khongwatmai (33:1).  The veteran Chinese pro has tons of game and this is a lighter field. Not having the best season, however. T20 at Mauritius and T7 at the Volvo China Open are his only top 20 finishes out of twenty or so attempts. Did notch a T20 at the HSBC Champions (although that was in China). This kid can straight up stick it. Has yet to have a great Euro week. And also a ton of MCs this season. Is totally still just a kid as he hasn’t even turned 20 yet. Placed T2 at the Indonesian Masters late last season and T12 in this event last year. Currently ranked 262nd in the world. Do you feel like gambling?

Jason Norris (90:1).  90:1 for the returning champ? I’ll take it. 

 

**(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

JOHN'S 'FORE' SOME 

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GAVIN'S 'FORE' SOME 

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