2018 Tshwane Open

2018 Tshwane Open Fantasy Golf Picks and Betting Odds

THE OVERVIEW

Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa – The co-sanctioned Tshwane Open has a relatively short history of only five years, with the last three iterations of the event being held at Pretoria Country Club. The course, a 7,081-yard, par 71, is short, narrow and littered with water hazards and pesky little bunkers. However, over past three years it has shown it to be very playable. Those players who get hot this week will be able to go low (rounds as low as 65 have been common).

We are going to be favoring local South Africans, current form, and a little course history while making our picks this week.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017   -18   Dean Burmester    (Runners Up:   -15   Jorge Campillo, Mikko Korhonen)

2016   -16   Charl Schwartzel    (Runner Up:    -8   Jeff Winther)

2015   -14   George Coetzee    (Runner Up:   -13   Jacques Blaauw)

 

THE ODDS    (Bovada 2/26/2018)

George Coetzee  +1200

Alexander Bjork  +1400

Julian Suri  +1800

Marcus Kinhult  +2200

Erik Van Rooyen  +2500

Benjamin Hebert  +3000

Jacques Blaauw  +3300

Scott Vincent  +3300

Aaron Rai  +3500

Haydn Porteous  +3500

Jeff Winther  +3500

Andrea Pavan  +4000

Justin Harding  +4000

Justin Walters  +4000

Kyle McLatchie  +4000

Maximillian Kieffer  +4000

Romain Langasque  +4000

Clement Sordet  +5000

Hennie Otto  +5000

J.C. Ritchie  +5000

Jaco Ahlers  +5000

Keith Horne  +5000

Thomas Aiken  +5000

 

WHO’S HOT

Marcus Kinhult

Andrea Pavan

Alexander Bjork

Julien Guerrier

Scott Vincent

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

George Coetzee

Justin Walters

Jacques Blaauw

Jeff Winther

Alexander Bjork

Hadyn Porteous

Zander Lombard

 

LONGER SHOTS

Julien Guerrirer  +6000

Nino Bertasio  +6000

Adilson Da Silva  +6600

Chase Koepka  +6600

Gergory Bourdy  +6600

Mikko Korhonen  +6600

Ockie Strydom  +6600

Scott Jamieson  +6600

Trevor Fisher Jr.  +6600

Oliver Bekker  +7500

Sam Horsfield  +8000

Tjaart Van Der Walt  +8000

Zander Lombard  +8000

Bernd Ritthammer  +10000

Daisuke Kataoka  +10000

Tapio Pulkkanen  +10000

Anthony Michael  +12500

Jbe Kruger  +12500

Mathew Nixon  +15000

 

FAITHFULS

Justin Walters

Richard Sterne

Hennie Otto

Jaco Ahlers

Keith Horne

 

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 

Erik Van Rooyen  (25:1).  Van Rooyen has had a rather good season thus far. He’s tallied four top 20s in his last five starts, including a T3 at the Joburg Open. He started off fire the first two rounds last week in Doha, before totally imploding. For the 2018 season he holds a scoring average of 69.43 and an average driving distance of 321 yards. Currently sits at 29th in the Race to Dubai Rankings (behind only Bjork, Kinhult, and Bertasio in the field this week). The young South African is known to be a little erratic, but we expect him to have a good showing here this week.

Scott Vincent  (33:1)  &  Andrea Pavan  (40:1).  The young Zimbabwean started off the season in fairly hot form. He’s cashed in all six starts, with an average finishing position of 37th (that includes a T4 at the BMW South Africa Open in nearby Ekurhuleni). Vincent is going to have a couple more good showings this season and this season seems to be set up nicely for him. Pavan has been on a tear that includes three straight top 15s (and he would have finished better than T15 in Perth if he hadn’t had run into red hot Sean Crocker). The Italian is enjoying some excellent form and will be looking to take advantage of the relatively light field.

Daisuke Kataoka  (100:1).  At 167th on the OWGR, Daisuke Kataoka looks like excellent value at this range. The Japan Tour star has cashed in his last four Euro starts and that includes a T15 at the WGC-HSBC Championships last October. Was among the 2018 Euro leaders in Driving Accuracy before a below-average finish in Oman two weeks ago. Also finished T18 in his first U.S. event at the Sony Open last month. Kataoka has been branching out from Japan and finding success.

 

**(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

JOHN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Erik Van Rooyen  25:1

Marcus Kinhult  25:1

Julien Guerrier  60:1

Oliver Bekker  80:1

 

GAVIN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Haydn Porteous  33:1

Jacques Blaauw  40:1

Hennie Otto  50:1

Zander Lombard  66:1

 

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