Alfred Dunhill Championship Betting Predictions & Golf Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, November 25, 2019 4:55 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 4:55 PM UTC

Craig Edwards previews the Alfred Dunhill Championship for
<div><h2>Alfred Dunhill Championship</h2><p><strong>Nov 28th- Dec 1st<br />Leopard Creek, Malelane, South Africa<br />Par 72, 7287 yards</strong></p><p>With the exception of 2017 when Leopard Creek Country Club was renovated the Alfred Dunhill Championship is a tournament that dates back to 2000. The course is set approximately 1000 feet above sea-level with Bermuda grass fairways and greens that are always in pristine condition reminiscent of Augusta. Precise iron play into the correct areas of the greens is a must and an ability to putt on fast greens with South African players appearing to have a home advantage winning nearly 50% of the time.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Betting Predictions and Tips</h2><p>One player who we know likes Augusta, Georgia for the Masters is Charl Schwartzel the 2011 winner of the ‘Green Jacket'. He has a phenomenal record at Leopard Creek Country Club, winning on four occasions, backed up by four runner-up finishes. 2019 has been a strange year for the South African and this will be Schwartzel’s first tournament since April. A wrist injury has curtailed his season but there could be no better venue for Schwartzel’s return and you write him off at your peril.</p><p>A young South African capable of emulating Schwartzel in this event and on the world, stage is 2016 champion, Brandon Stone. A disastrous final round of 76 last year lost him the chance of a repeat win when defending his title but there can be no doubt that Stone likes Leopard Creek. 2019 had been a poor year for Stone until a runner up finish last time out at the Portugal Masters, losing at the death to an inspired final few holes from England's Steven Brown. That will have been the perfect boost for Stone and he will be well prepared to hit the ground running in the new season.</p><p>While we are discussing South African players using home advantage as a positive, we must make mention of 2015 winner, Brendan Grace. Similar to the two players mentioned above Grace has been poor by his high standards, in fact, we need to go back to March and the World Matchplay championship for his last top 10. His poor form that has followed has been a shock after a runner up finish at the Phoenix Open a few weeks before the</p><p>Matchplay. Like Schwartzel and Stone, he will be relieved to be back home and start the new season with a clean slate and this low-ball striker, winner of eight tournaments on the European Tour and PGA Tour has it all to prove.</p><p>Another South African worth a second glance this year is Louis De Jager who after many years on the Sunshine Tour has enjoyed a promising first full season on the European Tour. The highlight was a runner up finish in the Kenya Open to Guido Migliozzi in March and at his last event, the Portugal Masters he looked back to his early-season form. Back in 2014 at Leopard Creek Country Club, a third-round 76 cost him a top 5 finish but he did show an aptitude to play the course.</p><p>A young South African only known on his home Sunshine Tour but having an impressive rookie season is Garrick Higgo. Back to back wins at the Sun City Challenge and the Big Easy Challenge 3- Modderfontein during the summer months from only fourteen starts illustrates his good first season. The interesting form that Higgo has is two top 10 finishes at Leopard Creek Country Club in African Amateur Strokeplay Championships’. That experience can be put to good use this week as he attempts to make an impact on the European Tour.</p><p>Former Ryder Cup star, Oliver Wilson is a player I am interested in this week at Leopard Creek Country Club. He has suffered a turbulent career with some of the biggest highs mixed with his game reaching the low ebb of barely being able to make a cut on the Challenge Tour. His only European Tour win came at the Dunhill Links Championship in 2014 came as a shock at (1001.00) after four years in the golfing wilderness. When he debuted in the Ryder Cup of 2008 great things were expected from the Englishman but a couple of years later his game left him. 2018 was a renaissance year for Wilson, winning twice on the Challenge Tour to gain promotion back to the main tour. Last year's event here saw him hit the ground running finishing 5th and two weeks ago at the Nedbank Golf Challenge he entered the final round three shots off the lead. A disastrous final round of 82 meant a 30th place finish but we know Wilson is one of the most resilient characters on tour and this week looks a perfect opportunity to put things right.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><ul> <li>Brandon Stone @ 29.00 (28/1) <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li> <li>Oliver Wilson @ 67.00 (66/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Paddy Power Today!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Louis De Jager @ 151.00 (150/1) <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></li> <li>Garrick Higgo @ 126.00 (125/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Paddy Power Today!">Paddy Power</a></li></ul></div>
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