Tshwane Open Fantasy Preview

The WGC-Mexico Championship is garnerning most of the attention this week, but we can’t forget at the Euro Tour event taking place in South Africa.

The course is Pretoria Country Club. A par 71 (played as a par 70 in previous two editions) that doesn’t punish you with length but instead it’s the tight fairways and penal rough that gets to your head. Based off the social media pictures floating around, it looks like a course you could legitimately walk right over your ball when searching for it in the rough.

That means accuracy should be important but pure class is also key since the strength of field is rather weak. They even lost the defending champ this year since Schwartzel is in Mexico for the WGC. Just like Mexico, the greens at Pretoria are a mix of bentgrass and poa while the rough is also kikuyu.

Players to Watch

George Coetzee… Playing in a home game this week, he already owns a win here (2015).

Thomas Aiken… He’s so steady on the Euro Tour, especially in his home country. Should be a great course fit, as well, as he rarely veers too far off the fairway.

Mikko Korhonen… One of my favorites for DFS because when his game is on, it usually stays on for the entire week. That gives him a really high top-25 percentage compared to the other golfers in his salary range.

Romain Langasque … If you want to ride pure talent, keep with the Frenchman, as well as golfers like Alexander Bjork, Thomas Detry, and Jordan Smith.

My Top 25 for the 2017 Tshwane Open

1. Jaco Van Zyl
2. Thomas Aiken
3. Dean Burmester
4. George Coetzee
5. Maximilian Kieffer
6. Robert Rock
7. Hao Tong Li
8. David Howell
9. Mikko Korhonen
10. Romain Langasque
11. Peter Uihlein
12. Trevor Fisher Jr.
13. Anthony Wall
14. Dylan Frittelli
15. Rikard Karlberg
16. Eduardo De La Riva
17. Richie Ramsay
18. Joakim Lagergren
19. Justin Walters
20. David Horsey
21. Adilson Da Silva
22. Alexander Bjork
23. Magnus A. Carlsson
24. Jordan Smith
25. Paul Dunne

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