Alfred Dunhill Championship Fantasy Preview

The last event of the 2018 calendar year.

The Euro Tour stays in South Africa for the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Not to be confused with the Dunhill Links which takes place in Scotland.

The course is Leopard Creek which has hosted since 2005 but it skipped last season as the course underwent renovations.

Surrounded by beautiful nature, this venue sits about 1,000 feet above sea level which will have a tiny impact on distance but nothing compared to most South African stops.

The course is a par 72 that plays nearly 7,300 yards. There are at least six holes where water comes into play.

It has kikuyu fairways and rough and bentgrass on the greens. It’s a Gary Player Design.

For some quotes from past events, give a look at the Fantasy Golfanac.

Let’s dig through some past results to see who might like this layout…

Top Performers on Bentgrass (since 2015)

Branden Grace
Louis Oosthuizen
Bernd Wiesberger
Charl Schwartzel
Richard Sterne
Erik van Rooyen
Dylan Frittelli
Matt Wallace
George Coetzee
Dean Burmester

Top Performers on Par 72s (since 2015)

Branden Grace
Bernd Wiesberger
Dylan Frittelli
Charl Schwartzel
Louis Oosthuizen
Matt Wallace
Richard Sterne
Pablo Larrazabal
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Jaco Van Zyl

Top Performers against Weak Fields (since 2015)

Charl Schwartzel
Matt Wallace
Branden Grace
Louis Oosthuizen
George Coetzee
Erik van Rooyen
Dylan Frittelli
Brandon Stone
Bernd Wiesberger
Dean Burmester

Top Performers in the Fall (since 2015)

Louis Oosthuizen
Dylan Frittelli
Branden Grace
Matt Wallace
Charl Schwartzel
Bernd Wiesberger
Kurt Kitayama
Peter Hanson
Tapio Pulkkanen
Richard Sterne

Top Performers in Africa (since 2015)

Branden Grace
Louis Oosthuizen
Charl Schwartzel
Dean Burmester
Trevor Fisher Jr.
Thomas Aiken
Romain Langasque
Kurt Kitayama
Dylan Frittelli
Jaco Van Zyl

Golfers that show up on all FIVE lists: Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, and Dylan Frittelli

Golfers that show up on 4-of-5 lists: Matt Wallace, Bernd Wiesberger

Golfers that show up on 3-of-5 lists: Dean Burmester, Richard Sterne

My Top 25 for the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Championship

1. Louis Oosthuizen
2. Branden Grace
3. Dylan Frittelli
4. Charl Schwartzel
5. Matt Wallace
6. Thomas Aiken
7. Kurt Kitayama
8. Victor Perez
9. Richard Sterne
10. George Coetzee
11. Dean Burmester
12. Brandon Stone
13. Chris Paisley
14. Erik van Rooyen
15. Romain Langasque
16. Sean Crocker
17. Alejandro Canizares
18. Max Schmitt
19. Gregory Bourdy
20. Scott Jamieson
21. Trevor Fisher Jr.
22. Matthieu Pavon
23. Adilson da Silva
24. Pablo Larrazabal
25. Jaco Van Zyl

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *