Joburg Open betting tips: Home favourite as new season begins
Odds and preview for this week’s DP World Tour event
The new season starts just a few days after the last one finished and we have studied the odds to highlight some potential Joburg Open betting tips.
Collin Morikawa won the Race to Dubai with victory in the DP World Tour Championship and the focus now switches to South Africa for the next three weeks.
This week’s event takes place on the par-71 Firethorn course at Randpark Golf Club and the action is live on Sky Sports.
Dean Burmester leads the South African challenge and is the clear favourite in the Joburg Open odds at 8/1.
The 32-year-old will be full of confidence after finishing tied for sixth at the DP World Tour Championship last week and he recently won the South African PGA Championship as favourite, although that was only a Sunshine Tour event.
Whether he can repeat that success against a much stronger field is the question this week and his record at this venue is far from impressive.
His nearest challenger, according to the betting, is 16/1 shot Dylan Frittelli (pictured below) who has made the trip across the Atlantic after playing on the PGA Tour.
Missing the cut in three of his last five events does not bode well but those disappointments have been sandwiched by a T22 at the Bermuda Championship and a top-20 finish at the Houston Open.
Finding the consistency needed over all four days to challenge for the title is his biggest issue but the 31-year-old from Johannesburg will also hope to make the most of a return to home soil and going up against a weaker field than he does in the United States.
Johannes Veerman won the Czech Masters last season for his first tour victory and is 18/1 third favourite as he looks to build on finishing tied for 21st in Dubai last week.
Romain Langasque looks a good option for Joburg Open betting tips at 20/1, having finished runner-up to Louis Oosthuizen at Randpark in the 2018 South African Open.
He has been driving the ball well in recent weeks, when he has featured near the top of the leaderboard at various times, and an improvement with the putter could see him firmly in the mix this week.
Best of the rest
The 24-year-old Italian has missed the cut in his last two tournaments but has shown some decent form recently, including a T11 in Mallorca last month and a top-10 finish at the Open de Espana.
For an even bigger outsider in our Joburg Open betting tips, Daniel Gavins could be a decent each-way bet at 66/1.
He has enjoyed by far the best year of his career, including a maiden European Tour win at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in August and finishing sixth at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
His recent T11 at the Andalucia Masters was also encouraging and the Englishman looks good value for a player who has experience at this course.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication