Golf betting tips: Joburg Open

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Ahead of the weekend's action Sports Betting Index gives up some trophy tips

For a long time last week I was regretting not putting two players up – Chawrasia and Rahman – in the end I was relieved I didn’t as I think I would have been punching holes in a few walls come Sunday! The European tour leaves the Far East behind this week and returns to South Africa and I have just had a series of small bets on three players.

I will keep the faith with John Parry for another week as for three rounds last week he played very well and only a second round 74 stopped him from finishing higher up. I will put a line through the last three missed cuts here and take you back to 2010 when having secured his playing rights via the Challenge Tour he came here in poor form and finished 10th. In his present form and with some good memories he could surprise this week – £20 e/w 150/1 6 places + £10 200 Betfair.

Sticking with the English theme I will also give Lee Slattery a go because whilst he has no really high finishes here he has been very consistent and does have a very good scoring average. He played a lot in South Africa in his younger days as a pro and finally secured a top finish on his last visit to the country with a 3rd in the South Afican Open last month just one shot out of the playoff £16 ew 125/1 + £10 160 Betfair.

I will also have a small bet on Joakim Lagergren who seems a big price considering he was 3rd in India last week. That finish will give him a boost for the season as he seems to be one of those players who will always struggle a bit to keep his playing priveleges. He has played here twice before with finishes of 17th and 55th but there were some decent rounds. With both these factors in mind he is worth chancing this week £10 ew 250/1 6 places + £10 300 Betfair.

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