SA’s new No. 1 is best bet at Sun City

Branden Grace (Gallo Images)
Branden Grace (Gallo Images)

South Africa’s new No 1 golfer, Branden Grace, will lead the local charge at this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Golf Club at Sun City.

Grace, listed at No 15 in the latest world rankings, has been installed as the second-favourite for the tournament starting on Thursday.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, at No 7 the highest-ranked player in the 30-man field, tops the odds at 13/2. Stenson lifted the trophy back in 2008.

Charl Schwartzel, a winner last week at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, is on offer at 11/1, followed by last year’s winner at Sun City, England’s Danny Willett at 12/1.

South African Louis Oosthuizen looks at attractive bet at 16/1…

Round 1 tee-times:

10:10 – Marc Leishman (Australia), Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark), Webb Simpson (United States)

10:21 – Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand), Robert Streb (United States), Scott Piercy (United States)

10:32 – Russell Knox (Scotland), Bernd Wiesberger (Austria), Andy Sullivan (England)

10:43 –Tommy Fleetwood (England), Thomas Aiken (South Africa), Martin Kaymer (Germany)

10:54 – Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), Ross Fisher (England), Keegan Bradley (United States)

11:05 – Shane Lowry (Ireland), Lee Westwood (England), Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)

11:16 –Steven Bowditch (Australia), Byeong Hun An (South Korea), Branden Grace (South Africa)

11:27 –Miguel Angel Jiménez (Spain), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Chris Wood (England)

11:38 – Jaco van Zyl (South Africa), Victor Dubuisson (France), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)

11:49 –Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Danny Willett (England)


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