November 23, 2022 11:20 pm EDT
This week, the DP World Tour travels to South Africa for the Joburg Open.
Before I dive into my favorite golf bet for this week’s DP World Tour event let’s take a quick look at the golf course the field will play and the key player statistics that I think are the most important to a player’s success at the Joburg Open.
The Joburg Open will be played at the Firethorn Course at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Firethorn Course is a par 71 that measures approximately 7,506 yards. However, it should be mentioned that this event will be held at altitude which will actually have the golf course play at around 7,000 yards. The Firethorn Course hosted the Joburg Open in 2021 and 2017.
The key player statistics I will be focusing on for this event are strokes gained ball striking, GIR (greens in regulation), scrambling, bogey avoidance, and putts per GIR.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to finish in the top ten.
Jayden Schaper +400
The talented young South African certainly appears to like playing competitive golf at the Firethorn Course based on his recent results there. Schaper finished 18th at the 2021 Joburg Open and sixth at the 2020 South African Open.
Jayden Schaper also arrives at this event in rather good form. Let me be more specific. Since the beginning of October, Schaper has played five tournaments. In those five events just mentioned, Schaper has accumulated four top ten finishes, including a second place result at the Fortress Invitational.
In summary, I am backing Jayden Schaper to top ten at odds of +400.