Oosthuizen finished the 2011 season in fine form with five back-to-back top ten finishes and so is understandably the firm favourite to win this week.
I find it hard to look elsewhere for an outright winner purely on form but at a price of 5/1 he won’t appeal to everyone.
There are a number of other South Africans that have a good chance this week and I think Jaco Van Zyl at 14/1 could well take the title. He was tied for fourth here last year and showed solid form in the back end of 2011 with three top ten finishes in his last six events of the season.
Another that appeals is Thomas Aiken. He had an impressive 2011, winning his maiden European Tour title on the way to finishing 22nd in the Race to Dubai. Aiken will be confident going into the season’s curtain-raiser and is priced at 14/1 with Ladbrokes.
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