Leopard Creek plays host to the Alfred Dunhill Championship this week, but who takes the victory?
DP World Tour golf remains in South Africa this week with the Alfred Dunhill Championship, but who are our betting tips for glory?
An illustrious list of players, including Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel have all won this event in the past.
Who will win in 2023? Matt Coles gives us his tips for victory at Leopard Creek this week.
Alfred Dunhill Championship betting tips and preview
Venue: Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa
Date: December 7-10, 2023
Course stats: Par 72, 7,086 yards
Defending champion: Ockie Strydom (-18)
With home winners at three of the first four events of the DP World Tour season, I am banking on another at Leopard Creek.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout won this tournament in 2020, and he has had an upturn in his recent form, including top-20 finishes in the last two South African events.
He is 16/1 to take the victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship for a second time.
Best of the rest…
Dean Burmester: The LIV Golf man has certainly made the most of his allowances on home soil over the last two weeks, winning both the Joburg Open and the Investec SA Open Championship. He is the favourite at 6/1 to go back-to-back-to-back.
Charl Schwartzel: To complete the trio of South Africans, I have gone for Charl Schwartzel. He did not have the best of years on the LIV Golf tour, but Schwartzel is a four-time winner of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Could he make it five this week? 25/1 says he can…
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
There are a couple of other events taking place this week, both of which are brand new. That means more golf for us to give you betting tips on!
The LIV Golf Promotions Event is being held in Abu Dhabi, with the top three players come the end of the week earning a place on the LIV Golf tour for 2024.
Meanwhile in Florida, the Grant Thornton Invitational is a unique pairs event bringing together the best of the best from the LPGA and PGA Tours.
Ben Campbell @ 16/1 to win the LIV Golf Promotions Event with bet365
New Zealand’s Ben Campbell has been in great form in the last few months, with four top-ten finishes in his last eight tournaments. That includes a win at the Hong Kong Open on the Asian Tour. Campbell is 16/1 to win at Abu Dhabi GC on Sunday.
Lexi Thompson & Rickie Fowler @ 10/1 to win the Grant Thornton Invitational with bet365
Both Lexi Thompson and Rickie Fowler have been on the comeback trail this year. Fowler won on the PGA Tour for the first time in four years, while Thompson has recovered her form after struggling in the early part of 2023. The pair are 10/1 to win in Florida.
What is the Opening Swing?
The 2023-2024 DP World Tour season has a different look to compared to previous years. Instead, there will be several ‘Swings’.
The ‘Opening Swing’ will run up to Christmas and will comprise of six tournaments across Africa and Australasia. For more on how the 2023-2024 season will run, read our full run-down here.
What is the DP World Tour?
The DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) is the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe. Its headquarters are based at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, and the tour has 44 tournaments across 24 countries over its 2024 season.
What does the DP stand for in DP World Tour?
DP stands for Dubai Port. DP World are the title sponsor of the tour. They are a multinational logistics company, specialising in cargo logistics, maritime services and free trade zones.
Where can I watch the DP World Tour?
Action from the DP World Tour is shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The DP World Tour operates a world feed which is then sent to television stations around the world.
Why are LIV Golf players allowed to feature on the DP World Tour this week?
Due to these events being sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour, there are several players who are featuring due to a number of different criteria. Check out the reasons why here.
What is the LIV Golf Promotions Event?
The LIV Golf Promotions Event is essentially a Qualifying School for the 2024 LIV Golf season. The top three players at the end of the week will receive a contract to play on the tour next year.
You can find out all the details about the LIV Golf Promotions Event here.
What is the Grant Thornton Invitational?
The Grant Thornton Invitational is a unique event that brings 16 PGA Tour players and 16 LPGA Tour players together into two-player teams. The three-day event takes place from December 8-10 at Tiburon in Florida, United States.
Each day of the tournament will feature a different format. Friday’s opening round will be a scramble format, with foursomes (alternate shot) being the format on Saturday. The final round will see a modified four-ball format, with both players teeing off, before then switching balls for the rest of each hole.
Fancy a punt on this week’s action? Take a look at the latest odds with bet365.
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