The DP World Tour wraps up a three-week swing in Africa before embarking on a nearly month-long break in the schedule with the 2023 Jonsson Workwear Open in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event was co-sanctioned by the second-tier Challenge Tour and the South African Sunshine Tour a year ago and was won by J.C. Ritchie at Durban Country Club. This year’s event moves up to the DP World Tour (along with the Sunshine Tour once again) and will be staged at The Club at Steyn City, which hosted the Steyn City Championship a year ago this week. That event was won by South African Shaun Norris, who is in this year’s field.
The Club at Steyn City is another Jack Nicklaus design, but instead of a links-style course, this one is built on a former granite quarry on barren land aside from the fairways and rough. It’s a par 72 and a massive 7,716 yards, but some of that length is negated due to the altitude. The fairways are wide, and there are elevation changes that players will have to deal with.
South Africans typically fare very well at events on their home soil, but Englishman Matthew Baldwin dominated last week at -18, but he’s at (+4000) this week because the win at the SDC Championship was his first finish inside the top 30 all season.
Is a co-favorite after finishing runner-up to Baldwin last week despite being seven strokes back. He also has a sixth and 13th this year and is the highest-ranked golfer in the field.
is the other co-favorite. He finished 16th here last year and salvaged a top-25 finish last week after closing with a 67 in the final round.
Is having a great comeback year, already logging two top-three finishes this year and was also ninth in the SDC Championship.
A pair of South Africans are at (+3000) in Oliver Bekker and Thriston Lawrence. Bekker was third here last year and finished 32nd last week. Lawrence has won twice on home soil over the past 18 months; he tied for eighth here in 2022 and is coming off a 14th-place finish at St. Francis Links.
Has good value as the defending champion. The home countryman was 32nd last week and 20th the week before in Kenya, but he’s been inconsistent. In those eight rounds, his scores ranged from 63 to 75.
There’s plenty of value here if you can pick a winner. We would favor Arnaus and Luiten over Smith among the favorites. Both, Bekker and Lawrence at (+3000) represent great value that we will also back.
Here are the latest odds from JazzSports for the DP World Tour’s 2023 Jonsson Workwear Open.
|GOLFER||ODDS TO WIN THE 2023 JONSSON WORKWEAR OPEN|
|Niklas Norgaard Moller||+2500|
|Rafa Cabrera Bello||+3000|
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