Nov 7th, 2017
The Golf Spiv calls the NedBank Challenge
Here's where the value lies this week
Words: The Golf Spiv
The Rolex Series includes the NedBank Golf Challenge in its ranks and yet there are few noticeable absentees making this one anyone’s.
Hosted by Gary Player at Sun City, there is still plenty of talent on show as the Race to Dubai comes close to completion. For the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, a strong showing can strengthen his position at the top of the rankings, but there are also others looking to book their place to Dubai for the finals.
Expect this one to be explosive. An in-form Tyrrell Hatton starts as the bookies favourite with prices as low as 14/1. Following him are the South African pairing of Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace at 16/1 as they aim to win on home ground. Whilst these guys catch the Spivs' eye, the prices do not. As we all know, he likes his odds a little higher.
So who is the Spiv placing his cash on this week?
Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1 (SkyBet)
The Race to Dubai is getting certainly hotting up following back-to-back wins by Justin Rose. Fleetwood can ease the pressure piled on by Rose with a strong performance at the NedBank and he knows it. Thankfully for Tommy, Sun City has been good to him in the past. Last year he finished in a tie for 14th but this year he is looking like a much more complete player. The only question is, can he handle the situation?
Alex Noren 28/1: (StanJames)
Alex Noren may not have been firing on all cylinders recently but don’t let that put you off. Last year he blitzed Sun City to win by six shots. As defending champion, he clearly likes this track and knows what it takes to win handsomely. Great odds even for an Each Way will make many take him seriously.
Nicolas Colsaerts: 40/1 (William Hill)
Fresh from his second (tied) finish at the Turkish Airlines Open, Nicolas Colsaerts is looking in fine form. Even more so considering his usual mid-table finish in Turkey.
Nicolas is a player who can surprise and raise a few eyebrows. Can he do it again? At 40/1 the price seems fair if he can maintain that kind of form going into the NedBank. You can click here for all the latest William Hill odds and updates.
Andy Sullivan 80/1: (StanJames)
Sullivan may not have set the world on fire this season but there is always a time to make it happen. Sun City has been a happy hunting ground in the past and the Englishman did produce a third place finish here last year. Sullivan will be hoping for another finish like that and at 80/1 he looks like a good Each Way bet.