Joburg Open Fantasy Preview

This week’s Euro Tour event heads back to South Africa for the Joburg Open.

It’s an event which has a massive field and is played across two courses. The East Course will see three rounds while the West Course helps the huge field finish up before sunset, in Rounds 1 and 2.

Most weeks I try to dial in a few course angles, but this week I just want to target pure class and weight performance in Africa a bit heavier. So instead of the usual “players to target” I’m going to provide a few Top 10 lists.

Top 10 Euro Tour Performance (Strokes Gained / Round since 2015)

Dean Burmester
Alexander Bjork
Anthony Wall
Maximilian Kieffer
Jordan Smith
Hao Tong Li
Jaco Van Zyl
Robert Rock
Rikard Karlberg
David Howell

Top 10 Euro Tour Form (Strokes Gained / Round over last 10 weeks)

Jordan Smith
Thomas Aiken
Dean Burmester
Alexander Bjork
James Morrison
Graeme Storm
Chris Hanson
Maximilian Kieffer
Jaco Van Zyl
Hao Tong Li

Top 10 Tournament History (SG / Round in last 10 Joburg Opens)

George Coetzee
Thomas Aiken
Anthony Wall
Jaco Van Zyl
Trevor Fisher Jr.
Justin Walters
Richard Sterne
Haydn Porteous
Garth Mulroy
David Drysdale

Top 10 Performers on the Continent of Africa (since 2015)

Thomas Aiken
Trevor Fisher Jr.
Jaco Van Zyl
Richard Sterne
George Coetzee
Dean Burmester
Anthony Wall
David Howell
Keith Horne
Brandon Stone

Conclusion: When we combine those list we see Jaco Van Zyl appears on ALL FOUR! I would say that makes him the man to beat this week. Right behind him are Dean Burmester and Anthony Wall who both got three mentions on the lists above.

As for the rest of the shakedown, here is how my Top 25 plays out:
1. Jaco Van Zyl
2. Anthony Wall
3. Dean Burmester
4. Trevor Fisher Jr.
5. Thomas Aiken
6. George Coetzee
7. Richard Sterne
8. Maximilian Kieffer
9. Brandon Stone
10. Jordan Smith
11. Keith Horne
12. David Drysdale
13. Justin Walters
14. Scott Jamieson
15. Alexander Bjork
16. Graeme Storm
17. Robert Rock
18. Tjaart Van der Walt
19. Magnus A. Carlsson
20. David Howell
21. Paul Dunne
22. Garth Mulroy
23. Marc Warren
24. Adilson Da Silva
25. Erik Van Rooyen

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