Alfred Dunhill Championship 2011 Betting Preview and Tips
Leopard Creek CC
Malelane, South Africa 09 Dec 2010 - 12 Dec 2010
Charl Schwartzel 8/1
The main man in South Africa this week. This time last year Charl was pipped at the post here by Pablo Martin and went to win in consecutive weeks at the Africa and Joburg Opens. Schwartzel tasted his first of five tour wins at Leopard Creek in December 2004 and came second the following two years. Thus a win and three seconds out of six attempts is a pretty decent record. Showed some good form at the Dubai World Championship finishing with a 66 to move up to 21st. I think Charl will reappraise his globetrotting schedule during the 2011 season; Atlantic hopping last year took its toll on performances.
Damien McGrane 21/1
Irishman Damien McGrane is coming off a performance to forget at the Dubai World Championship but perhaps even making the season finale was in itself an achievement to be proud of. McGrane impressed in tying for second at the Andalucia Masters on the tough Valderrama layout at the end of October and showed that he can also go low when shooting 15 under for the Hong Kong Open last month. McGrane tied eighth here last year and is arguably a better player now. What odds another trophy to add to the 2008 China Open trophy? 21/1 actually.
Richard Sterne 26/1
Welcome back to the European Tour Richard Sterne! The South African makes his return this week after almost a year away. Sterne won this event in 2008, the last of his five Tour wins. Defended well tying fourth last year and will no doubt be hungry to impress on his return to the big time. An outsider of course because of so little game time but this Leopard Creek layout isn’t for everybody and may just be the perfect place for the return of a home favourite.