2017 BMW SA (South African) Open fantasy golf picks, betting tips
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2017 BMW SA (South African) Open fantasy golf picks, betting tips


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The European Tour kicks off 2017, as usual, in South Africa with the Sunshine Tour co-sanctioning events. The BMW South African Open is a great start, one of the oldest national opens in the world. Rory McIlroy headlines the field with a strong national presence.

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2017 BMW SA South African Open rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Rory McIlroy - It's hard to explain the gap between No. 1 and everyone else his week.

2. Andy Sullivan - After an erratic post Ryder Cup (either top three or struggle to top 40), Sullivan comes to a place he's won.

3. Brandon Stone - Another former winner here, and he won in his last start, in the Alfred Dunhill Championship here in South Africa.

4. Richard Bland - Bland had a great run to finish 2016, though he plays weaker against better competition. This isn't one of those weeks.

5. Hennie Otto - A past winner of this event, Otto has been in the top 15 here in each of the last two years, including a top three in 2014.

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