The Sunshine Tour co-hosts the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open taking place at the Four Seasons Resort, starting on Thursday this week.
The European and Asian Tour has also sanctioned this event which is now being played for the 4th time and we are returning to the Four Seasons Resort, a par 72 layout where scoring can be tricky. The course plays very long so distance off the tee will be important and so will the ability to get up and down from around the greens which are not always easy to find.
The field is not the strongest and South African Dylan Frittelli heads the betting at 17/2 ahead of Jordan Smith 14/1 and you can get 20/1 and better the balance
2017 – Dylan Frittelli -16*
2016 –Jeunghun Wang -6 (at this course)
2015 – George Coetzee -13*
Dylan Frittelli 17/2
Jordan Smith 14/1
George Coetzee 20/1
Richard Sterne 22/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 22/1
25/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change.
Nicolas Colsaerts each way at 22/1
It is not easy to find players who have form at this course as the event was last played here in 2016 but Colsaerts finished in the top 3 on that occasion and he has had a couple of top 20 finishes in his last 4 starts. Plenty long off the tee he looks a good fit for this track.
Jeunghun Wang each way at 33/1
Wang hasn’t been in the best of form in recent weeks but he has made 4 consecutive cuts and could go well in a relatively week field.
Louis De Jager each way at 100/1
De Jager tends to play in weaker company but he has had a win and a 2nd in his last 4 starts and a top 30 here in 2016 suggests he is worth a punt at triple figure prices.
Ernie Els each way at 40/1
It has been a long time since I backed Els but he has been showing some promising signs and when players realise their career is nearing an end they do, sometimes, rededicate themselves to the game. He designed this course so knows it well and who knows, Els could be ready to win one more time.
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