European Tour: Alfred Dunhill Championship
The 2016 European Tour season commences with this week’s Dunhill event in South Africa. The Leopard Creek course is long and demanding so longer hitters normally excel here. Although the fairways are generous it is important to hit them and the greens are firm, slick and very grainy. Players fresh from The Challenge Tour or Q School tend to do relatively well here.
OUTRIGHT: Charl Schwartzel, 1 pt win and place 13/2 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Having endured a miserable, winless season by his high standards Schwartzel hinted at a return to form latterly on the PGA Tour then consolidated that with a top five finish last week in Dubai in The DP World event. Bearing in mind his record in this week’s event is peerless with previous form of 1st in 04, 2T in 05, 2nd in 06, 2nd in 09, 2nd in 10 and 1st in 12 and in 13 it looks likely that he will mount a strong challenge again this time out.