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MyGolfLife Open Preview March 10-13


The DP World Tour is back in South Africa this week for the MyGolf Life Open, which will be staged at the Pecanwood Country Club. Interestingly, it will be the first time that Pecanwood has staged a DP-World Tour competition.

Nevertheless, this is a Jack Nicklaus-designed course that has benign fairways, and so we could see some very low scores posted.

Wu Ashun is coming into the tournament on the back of his success at the Kenya Open last week. Freebets has dissected the markets, and we have picked out three exciting tips for you to tuck into.

George Coetzee to find home comforts

With back-to-back events in South Africa, it would be nice to see a home winner claim the spoils. George Coetzee, for example, may not have set the European Tour alight in 2022, but his results are certainly trending in the right direction.

If his putter is hot, he could go on a birdie spree, and he could well be in contention come the weekend. In his last appearance at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic, Coetzee claimed a T9 finish. William Hill is offering a big price of 33/1 for Coetzee to get his hands on the title, and it is worth exploring further.

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Marcus Armitage to fly the flag for England

Marcus Armitage has been rather consistent in recent weeks, with a T9 finish at the Khaimah Classic, as well as a T17 last week at the Kenya Open. With just one European Tour win under his belt, he will be looking to add a few more titles to his trophy cabinet.

Some of his stats in 2022 have made for impressive reading, such as greens in regulation (70.26%), which ranks him 28th.

Although Armitage may not clinch a second European Tour title this weekend, he could still be the highest-placed Englishman for MyGolfLife Open, as he is at a tasty 5/1 with William Hill to do so. He was only the fourth highest-placed Englishman at the Kenya Open, but the price served up by William Hill could be quite enticing. 

Jordan Smith to make top 20

His maiden European Tour title may have arrived over five years ago, but Smith is an exciting player to watch. There have been some good results over the past few weeks, including a runner-up finish at the Ras al Khaimah Championship and a T9 at the Dubai Desert Classic in January.

It may seem like a relatively safe bet, but Unibet is dishing up a short looking price of 11/8 for Smith to claim a top-20 finish this week.