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South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year

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The first European Tour golf event of the decade will be in South Africa for the South African Open. This is the second oldest National Open in the world as it was established way back to 1893. In the past, it used to be a top event with plenty of star names attending every year. Those days have gone, and in 2018, this tournament was merged with the Joburg Open to trying to revitalise it.

The event takes place in two courses the Bushwillow and the Firethorn. Below you will find all the latest golf betting tips and analysis on this year’s edition of the South African Open together with the best odds.

2020 South African Open Betting

2020 South African Open Betting Tips | Thursday 9th-12th, January 2020

Louis De Jager Is The Long Shot

Louis De Jager has been very prominent in the last European Tour events. He finished 14th in late October at the Portugal Masters and tied fourth in last month’s Mauritius Open. Given that form, it seems intriguing that he is available at 110/1. The reason is that his course form hasn’t been great. In fact, in the last two tournaments that he has played here (2017 and 2018) he has failed to make the cut.

Top Betting Offers To Take Advantage Of In The South African Open

But looking a bit deeper, we need to consider that his round scores of 70-70-71-71 across those two events weren’t too bad. Add to this, he also had a tied 16th at this venue on his 2010 Sunshine Tour appearance. His recent form in South Africa tells us that he has won two of his last six starts and possess a nifty short game that can deliver as we have seen in Mauritius. 

Our Verdict: Louis De Jager (Each-Way) To Win South African Open

A £10 Bet On The Selection Above Returns:

BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.16.22 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£1,110Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.16.44 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£1,107Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.17.01 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£1,102Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.59.42 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£1,114Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout is playing the best golf of his career

As always in this tournament, the South African contingent look very strong and one man we really like for this event is Christiaan Bezuidenhout. The 25-year-old has had a brilliant 2019 recording seven of his eight career-best performances. He has also won the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama and has finished third at the BMW PGA Championship. 

‘Rambo’ is playing the best golf of his career. Past results suggest that Scrambling will be key and this is a strong skill set for Bezuidenhout. The only one of his eight career-best results that didn’t come last term was actually at the South African Open in 2016 when he ended in second position behind Brandon Stone. Surely this week the course will be different, but he is on fire and surely has what it takes to cope with the pressure of playing his home Open. 

Our Verdict: Christiaan Bezuidenhout To Win South African Open

A £20 Bet On The Selection Above Returns:

BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.16.22 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£620Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.16.44 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£617Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.17.01 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£622Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year
BookieReturnBet Here
Screenshot 2019 09 05 at 11.59.42 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year£614Screenshot 2019 12 11 at 17.40.10 - South African Open Betting: Tips For The First European Tour Event Of The Year

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Courses Information

Bushwillow 

Par 71 7,115 yards

Stroke Average in 2018 – 70.73

Bushwillow is a tree-lined, beautiful and picturesque course. It is shorter than the close Firethorn but there are lots of trees lining the fairways and some extremely challenging holes. Huge variety of holes make this course rather difficult to master.

Firethorn

Par 72 7,506 yards

Stroke Average in 2018 – 71.95

This course was previously called Randpark and has hosted the 1995 and 2000 South African Opens. The course was significantly changed before the Joburg Open in 2017 but didn’t seem to have made it tougher. Shubhankar Sharma won the Joburg with a total of 23-under-par but 13 months ago Oosthuizen got to 18-under-par but then won by six.

Last Five Winners

2018 – Louis Oosthuizen – 12
2018 – Chris Paisley -21
2017 – Graeme Storm -18 (playoff)
2016 – Branden Stone -14
2015 – Andy Sullivan -11 (playoff)