2017 Tshwane Open fantasy golf picks, betting tips
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2017 Tshwane Open fantasy golf picks, betting tips



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The European Tour remains in South Africa this week for the Tshwane Open. Like most of these events, South Africans dominate. George Coetzee is de facto defending champion, with Charl Schwartzel competing this week in the World Golf Championships event.

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2017 Tshwane Open rankings: Top 10 picks

1. George Coetzee – The 2015 winner is a solid pick in any South African event, and he’s got another top 15 on top of the win.

2. Thomas Aiken – Aiken has a great record here and has been a stud to start the 2017 campaign on the European Tour.

3. Peter Uihlein – The American is coming around, and he’s sprinkled in a pair of top-seven finishes this season.

4. Dean Burmester – Great record in this event, but he kind of fell apart in the end of the Joburg Open.

5. Paul Dunne – He hasn’t been spectacular this season, but he’s been a money maker. He’s getting better as a pro.

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6. Jordan L. Smith – JLS got lost in the shuffle of a nutty Joburg Open. However, he should be a great threat top top-15 this week.

7. Nacho Elvira – Back in after a small break following the end of a good run with the MC at Malaysia.

8. Jaco Van Zyl – The guy made cash last week putting with a flatstick as wide as the ball itself. Hopefully he’s figured it out. Good record here.

9. Dylan Frittelli – A good start last week is encouraging, and he has a pair of top-15s here in the last three years.

10. Robert Rock – Rock is struggling, no doubt about it. However, he’s a horse-for-course pick here, and it could mean everything for his season.

My DraftKings lineup for this week:

  1. George Coetzee – $11,600
  2. Nacho Elvira – $8,700
  3. Paul Dunne – $7,700
  4. Trevor Fisher Jr. – $7,600
  5. Chris Paisley – $7,400
  6. David Horsey – $7,000

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Finish Trends

Recent European Tour Trends

We like to start by looking at the recent past, so let’s look at guys with multiple top-15s among the last five events in the field.

  • Thomas Aiken – 2
  • Dean Burmester – 2
  • George Coetzee – 2
  • Nacho Elvira – 2
  • Chris Paisley – 2

Event Finish History

We’re also interested in the players in the field that have finished in the top 15 at the Tshwane Open in multiple times in the past three years at Pretoria G.C.

  • Merrick Bremner – 2
  • Dean Burmester – 2
  • George Coetzee – 2
  • Dylan Frittelli – 2
  • David Horsey – 2
  • Edoardo Molinari – 2
  • Morten Orum Madsen – 2
  • Robert Rock – 2
  • Jaco Van Zyl – 2

Salary Trends

DraftKings salaries change from week to week, depending on field strength and size, as well a player’s recent record and their history on a course. It’s in looking at how a salary changes over time that we might get some clues as to players that could be a little overrated or underrated.

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