Finally, a couple of small bets on outsiders. ALAN MCLEAN may be barely known outside South Africa, but he is effective at this level. He’s finished top four on two of his last three starts, and boasts a course record that completely belies his 100/1 odds. McLean has finished eighth or better in four of his last six events at Leopard Creek.
This course has held few fears for talented youngsters in the past. Schwartzel and Oosthuisen were very young when first prospering here, while a run through top-five placings reveals future stars such as Ross Fisher, Alvaro Quiros, Ross McGowan and a young prodigy in Joost Luiten who could yet make it. One outsider who has been spoken of even more favourably is OLIVER FISHER. Last season was a bitterly disappointing year for Oliver, but he’s young enough to turn it around and did start to find some form towards the end of the season, registering consecutive top 25s on his last three starts in mainland Europe. Furthermore, he’s long off the tee and pretty good on the par 5s.
Advised betting for the Alfred Dunhill Championship
4pts ew CHARL SCHWARTZEL @ 12/1 (GENERAL, 13/1 SKYBET)
2.5pts ew LOUIS OOSTHUISEN @ 22/1
1.5pts ew RAFAEL CABRERO-BELLO @ 33/1 (GENERAL, 40/1 EXTRABET)
1pt ew FRANCOIS DELAMONTAGNE @ 55/1 (BET365, SKYBET)
0.5pt ew ALAN MCLEAN @ 100/1 (TOTE, 150/1 EXTRABET)
0.5pt ew OLIVER FISHER @ 100/1 (GENERAL)
Australian PGA Championship golf betting:
5pts win GEOFF OGILVY @ 10/1 (GENERAL)
3pts ew MICHAEL SIM @ 18/1 (GENERAL)
2.5pts ew NICK O’HERN @ 20/1 (HILLS, EXPEKT)
2.5pts ew ROD PAMPLING @ 20/1 (GENERAL)
2pts ew JAMES NITTIES @ 25/1 (GENERAL)
2009/10 STATS START THIS WEEK