Three South African stalwarts head the market with Branden Grace being the shortest as he bids to go back to back after his victory in 2014. He won comfortably back then with many of his challengers wilting on the final day to give him a 9 hole victory walk. He has played some great golf lately but having invested heavily in Rory last week at a better price we can't possibly make the case that Grace is worthy of support at a top price of 9/2. He holds every chance although he hasn't totally convinced me that he's queuing up to be the next winner. I may have that wrong but I'm not going in at 9/2 regardless. I rate Schwartzel and Oosthuizen better chances at the prices.
Schwartzel loves this place and with two wins and two second placed finishes here is probably the most likely winner for me. With some recent good form and consistency I'd have him alongside Grace in the market but a top price of 13/2 isn't tempting enough to make me play either. Oosthuizen at double Grace's odds is worthy of consideration but it's hard to invest in him at single figures considering some inconsistencies throughout the year. Any of these three could, and probably will win, but their prices don't suit a bet at all. There'll be no tears over spilled dairy products should any of these win unbacked on Sunday.
There are no particular strong bets for this event but we'll begin out quest for a winner in the shape of two Frenchmen Bourdy and Levy. Gregory Bourdy has been solid yet unspectacular of late but with a couple of good finishes here at Leopard Creek he is worthy of a small bet. 3rd and 12th are his best finishes here and with some decent performances this year he is one of the more likely crop should the top three fail to fire. He has a solid all round game with no big weakness so has enough tools to meet the demands of Leopard Creek.