The best South African players from across the globe as well as some big name DP World Tour talent converge on the famed Leopard Creek course for one of the big events in South Africa.
We are starting to see Eddie Pepperell return to his best and he profiles nicely to break through for his first win since the 2018 British Masters. Pepperell has Top 20 finishes in eight of his last 13 starts with 13 straight made cuts. Leopard Creek is a course that prizes a strong approach game and avoiding trouble. Pepperell ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Approach, 16th in GIR and 9th in Bogey Avoidance.
Underrated Scot who looks a major hope this week. The Andalucia Masters is the best guide and he finished T-20 there in 2021. Ranks 6th in Scrambling and 15th in Putts Per GIR so has the short game to compete at this difficult course.
The Andalucia Masters is the best guide and the winner of that tournament this year …. Adrian Otaegui. The Spaniard also leads the Tour in Scrambling while he ranks 4th in Bogey Avoidance and 18th in Strokes Gained: Approach. Huge odds.
Nemecz comes off a Top 10 in the Andalucia Masters this year so that is a major tick. Ranks 16th in Scrambling. Two Top 10s in his last four starts suggests form is sound.