The flagship PGA Tour of Australasia event is once again co-sanctioned with the DP World Tour this week, but who wins?
Just days after the finish in Dubai, the 2024 DP World Tour season kicks off this week. The Fortinet Australian PGA Championship features some of the best in the world.
Rory McIlroy took home the Race to Dubai title following the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Sunday. Four days later, the new DP World Tour season gets underway!
Need tips for betting on this week’s golf? Matt Coles has you covered…
Fortinet Australian PGA Championship betting tips and preview
Venue: Royal Queensland GC, Brisbane, Australia
Date: November 23-26, 2023
Course stats: Par 71, 7,134 yards
Defending champion: Cameron Smith (-14)
Cameron Smith @ 4/1 with bet365
It might not say it on the Official World Golf Rankings, but everyone in golf knows that Cameron Smith is one of the best players in the world.
The 2022 Open Champion finished in 2nd on the season-long LIV Golf standings, having won both the London and Bedminster events.
He also finished as runner-up at the Hong Kong Open on the Asian Tour a couple of weeks back. Unsurprisingly, Smith is the favourite to win this competition for a fourth time, with odds of ODDS.
Best of the rest…
Min Woo Lee: Eight top-15 finishes in his last 11 events, including a win at the SJM Macao Open – Min Woo Lee is in great form. 8/1 say that the Australian takes another win this week, and this time on home soil.
Jed Morgan: It has not been the best of years for Jed Morgan, as he finished in the ‘Drop Zone’ in the 2023 LIV Golf standings. However, he is the defending Fortinet Australian PGA Champion. 125/1 say this is the week he finds his form again and defends his title…
What else is going on in the world of golf this week?
There is not one, but two DP World Tour events this week, with the Joburg Open also kicking off the 2024 schedule as part of the ‘Opening Swing’.
As well as that, the Ladies European Tour season comes to a conclusion at the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana.
Have a look at our betting tips for the rest of this week’s tour golf here…
Branden Grace @ 16/1 to win the Joburg Open with bet365
Grace will feature on the DP World Tour for the second time in three weeks, after featuring at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Grace is a former winner of the Joburg Open, having won this tournament back in 2012.
He also finished inside the top ten on the season-long LIV Golf standings this season, so he is in good form. At 16/1, he is the second favourite for victory on home soil.
Anne van Dam @ 14/1 to win the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana with bet365
The Dutchwoman is a two-time winner of the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana, having won the competition in both 2018 and 2019.
Van Dam has three top-11 finishes in her last four tournaments, including a T2 finish at the KPMG Women’s Irish Open and a 3rd place result at the Aramco Team Series – Hong Kong.
Back in a country that she has tasted victory on multiple occasions, Van Dam is 14/1 to take home the title this week.
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.
Why are there two events on the DP World Tour this week?
The Joburg Open is co-sanctioned between the DP World Tour and the Sunshine Tour, while the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.
These co-sanctioned tournaments allow players from the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour to ply their trade on the DP World Tour over the first few weeks of the new season.
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 Opening Swing?
The 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 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.
How 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.
What is the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana?
The Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana is the final event of the 2023 Ladies European Tour season.
A week on from finding out the season-long winners on the DP World Tour and LPGA Tour, we will find out this week who takes home the season-long prize on the Ladies European Tour come Sunday.
Fancy a punt on this week’s action? Take a look at the latest odds with bet365.
What do you think our betting tips for this week’s golf? Who is going to do well at in Queensland this week? Let me know with a Tweet!