Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Nedbank Golf Challenge for oddsmarket.com.
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Nedbank Golf Challenge</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>November 14-17<br />Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa<br />Par 72, 7800 yards</strong></p><h2>Introduction</h2><p>The Nedbank Golf Challenge, previously known as the Million Dollar Challenge in the last millennium tracking back to 1981. The Gary Player Country Club in Sun City was designed by the great man himself. Slick Bentgrass greens with Kikuyu fairways and rough on a flattish layout that tends to find out the weaker players from the tee.</p><h2> </h2><h2>Betting Predictions and Tips</h2><p>2016 Nedbank Golf Challenge winner, Alex Noren seems to be finding his best form as the year draws to a close. Since winning the Open De France in July of 2018 he has struggled for the winning form that he has become known for. The Swede has an impressive ten career wins on the European Tour and last week's effort in Turkey suggests he will be back in the winner's circle soon.</p><p>Louis Oosthuizen would love to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in his home country and has been close on numerous occasions to emulating his well-known compatriots, Brandon Grace, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Retief Goosen, Nick Price, David Frost and Fulton Allem. The 2010 Open Champion at St. Andrews has three runner-up finishes in the major championships but his win rate is poor for such a high ranked player. Maybe it will be another South African that stops Oosthuizen winning his first Nedbank Golf Challenge this week. Justin Harding will have experience on the Sunshine Tour at Sun City has become a multiple winner in recent years and landing his first European Tour title at the Qatar Masters at the start of 2019. A hard-working professional who is prepared to play any tour holds a perfect form chance this week after a good Turkish Airlines Open last week. I reluctantly pass on Erik Van Rooyen due to price but he fits the mould of a player who will thrive at Sun City given his major championship form and ball-striking ability.</p><p>Englishman, Lee Westwood has an extraordinary affinity with the Nedbank Golf Challenge and this was illustrated last season when he won here for a third time in the last nine seasons. A final round 64 brought the Englishman his first win since April 2014. The Worksop player loves the Gary Player Country Club and requires respect regardless of current form. Last week at the Turkish Airlines Open he looked in better form with a solid top ten finish, now at a venue that suits great ball-strikers Westwood will fancy his chances of a fourth Nedbank title this week.</p><p>Prior it had been four and a half years since Westwood's last tournament win and that draws me to consider the 2012 champion, Martin Kaymer whose last tournament victory was the 2014 US Open. That was his eleventh tournament win and second major championship by the age of thirty, sadly losing a ten-shot lead in the final round of the Abu Dhabi at the start of 2015 has undermined his career. Previously acknowledged as a superb closer, that capitulation came as a shock, not only to German superstar but golf followers. His results since have been poor in comparison, regularly falling away when on the higher reaches of a leaderboard. His last three events on the European Tour show he is in solid form and he could be inspired this week by Westwood's exploits last year.</p><p>A final round of 77 lost Mikko Korhonen’s winning chance on his course debut last season. Nonetheless, that was an impressive first visit to the Gary Player Country Club and we know the Finn knows how to win tournaments. He won the 2019 Volvo China Open after his maiden victory in 2018 at the Made in Denmark and his game looks tailor-made for the course making him a good each-way alternative this week.</p><p>Debutants can play well here and two ball strikers who caught my eye are Adri Arnaus and Guido Migliozzi. The later Migliozzi has won twice already this season at but for slow starts in Portugal and Turkey the last two weeks on the European Tour it may have been three. A superb ball-striker off the tee and a player who thrives when in contention, he looks a sporting each-way outsider this week at 101.00.</p><div><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></div><ul> <li>Lee Westwood @ 41.00 (40/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Unibet">Unibet</a></li> <li>Martin Kaymer @ 41.00 (40/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Mikko Korhonen @ 101.00 (100/1) Unibet</li> <li>Guido Migliozzi @ 101.00 (100/1) Unibet</li></ul><div style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&f=3"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></div></div>