Johannes Veerman 0.5pts EW – 28/1 @ bet365 (5 Places, 1/4 Odds)
Dean Burmester 0.5pts EW – 30/1 @ bet365
Julian Suri 0.25pts EW – 110/1 @ SkyBet (6 Places, 1/5 Odds)
Zander Lombard 0.25pts EW – 125/1 @ SpreadEx (6 Places, 1/5 Odds)
Toby Tree Top 20 Finish 0.5pts – 8.5 @ SkyBet
Joe Long Top 20 Finish 1.5pts – 17 @ William Hill
Dean Burmester First Round Leader 0.5pts EW – 45/1 @ Paddy Power (6 Places, 1/5 Odds)
Garrick Higgo First Round Leader 0.5pts EW – 35/1 @ SkyBet (5 Places, 1/4 Odds)
Gavin Green First Round Leader 0.5pts EW – 40/1 @ 888Sport (6 Places, 1/5 Odds)
Your first impression might be “**** ME, look at all those tips”. To which I reply. Please don’t swear and the reason for so many is I’ve combined all 3 markets into this one article, rather than divide it into 3 different posts. I’m saving you time dickhead, so stop moaning. If in fact you were moaning at all. If not then sorry for calling you a dickhead.
First up the outright Joburg Open golf betting tips. Having backed Veerman multiple times at odds as high as 150/1, its not easy backing him at 28/1. But this isn’t a great field.
He’s a tad unlucky his best ever performance came in that stupid Showdown format. Across the 4 rounds, Veerman was -22, the best of the week. 7 days earlier, on the same golf course, -20 won the Cyrpus Open.
Veerman was also T10 at Valderrama, T8 in Portugal and earlier in the year shot 62 on this golf course en route to finishing T13. In golf terms 28/1 seems short but imagine landing a 28/1 winner on the racing, that’s a big price.
Dean Burmester is class. A big hitter and a quality putter. 7 Sunshine Tour wins to his name including the co-sanctioned Tshwane Open in 2018. He’s been playing well. T5 on his last start in the Italian Open, T6 in the English Open and Top 25s in Wales & Ireland.
Julian Suri is a player I expect to find his game soon. He’s better than most of this field on his day, it’s just been awhile since he found his game. But there are some signs it’s about to click. T21 in the Cyrpus Open with a couple of 67s was the main hint. At 3 figures in this company I had to spunk a cheeky fiver on the talented American.
Zander Lombard has caused me some anguish down the years, another player who is not performing to his best right now. However his price is tasty. A year ago he was around the 25/1 mark for these type of events.
In the last 5 Co-Sanctioned events in South Africa, Lombard has form figures of MC – T7 – T8 – T3 – T15. On paper his results make ugly reading, but 4 of his last 8 rounds have been in the 60s.
My man Toby Tree played a lot of his early professional golf in South Africa and has 5 Top 6 finishes to his name on the Sunshine Tour. After lockdown he made 6 out of 7 cuts including T14 in the Irish Open. Looks a decent price in the Top 20 market.
My favourite bet of the week is Joe Long to finish in the Top 20. What a name! The 23-year-old has been playing some excellent golf on the amateur circuit this year. The highlight was winning the Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale.
In the English Amateur he matched the course record to lead the strokeplay section of the event. He was also 9th in the Brabazon Trophy. These amateurs are primed for tour golf these days. Don’t be surprised if Long features high up the leaderboard. 500/1 outright, Top 20 at 16/1 looks the more sensible approach though.
Onto First Round Leader. Same old same old. Big hitters who make lots of birdies with early tee times. Need I say more? Ok I will.
Burmester shot a 1st Round 64 in the Italian Open and was T2 after Round 1, that was his last event. A few months earlier he landed us a nice winner when sharing the 1st Round lead in the Irish Open with an excellent 65. A no brainer in this market.
Garrick Higgo looks a superstar in the making. 4th in Bridies and 9th in Par 5 scoring. He shot a zillion under par to win in Portugal, had a top 30 on his Wentworth debut and was T3 in the Cyprus Open.
Finally a standard bet on Gavin Green. 9th in Driving Distance and 9th in Birdies. Already won this market once this season in Saudi. Landed us a place at Wentworth and was T7 in the Cyprus Showdown on his last start.