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Nedbank Golf Challenge - Tournament Preview

Nedbank Golf Challenge - Tournament Preview

The DP World Tour returns to South Africa for the Nedbank Golf Challenge after 3 covid effected years, The Gary Player Country Club layout boasts length, 7,000+ meters of it! kikuyu fairways and fast, bent grass greens surrounded by bunkers, swales and mounds. We’re looking for players that bomb it off the tee and can pump out pars for fun.

Date: 10-13 November, 2022
Course: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa
Length: 7,160 meters
Par: 72
Greens:  Bent
Defending Champion: Tommy Fleetwood (2019)

Key Course Stats

  • Par 5 Scoring
  • Driving Distance
  • Strokes Gained: Off The Tee
  • GIR
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Scrambling
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Putting Average

Key Correlation Tournaments

  • South African Open

Our Thoughts

Jordan Smith: Few players could profile as well as Smith does this week. He ranks 1st in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee, 1st in GIR, 2nd in Par 5 Scoring, 4th in Scrambling, 5th in Bogey Avoidance and 9th in Strokes Gained: Approach. Only worry is his win in Portugal last start.

Adrian Meronk: Polish star who broke through for his maiden win recently and has been playing in the US the last few weeks. Ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee, 6th in Putting Average and 9th in Par 5 Scoring.

Oliver Bekker: Local who has great course form with two Top 8 finishes in two starts. Ranks 11th in Par 5 Scoring and 15th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. 

Richie Ramsay: Scot who has a magnificent all-round game. Ranks 3rd in GIR, 3rd in Bogey Avoidance, 6th in Scrambling and 14th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee.

Yannick Paul: In-form German who comes into this off a win in Mallorca. Ranks 8th in Strokes Gained: Approach, 11th in Bogey Avoidance, 13th in Scrambling and 13th in GIR.

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