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Joburg Open 2023

DP World Tour golf hasn’t finished for the year just yet. 

A week after the 2022-23 season-closing DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, the European circuit heads to South Africa as it kicks off the 2023-2024 campaign with the Joburg Open.

The co-sanctioned event with the Sunshine Tour offers plenty of South African talent to go up against some established DP World Tour pros in a stronger field with a healthy prize purse.

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Dan Bradbury is the defending champion after his fairytale victory in last year’s event.

The Yorkshireman was playing on a sponsor’s invite in last year’s event on only his third professional start, and beat Sami Valimaki by three shots to claim the title and a two-year Tour exemption.

Past winners of this event also include home heroes Thriston Lawrence, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace.

Let’s take a look at all the details ahead of the tournament in Johannesburg…

Joburg Open details

Course: Houghton, Johannesburg

Course Stats: 7,153 yards, par 72

Defending Champion: Dan Bradbury

Purse: Approx. £900,000

Winner’s Share: £148,500

Joburg Open betting tips

Here’s who the bookies fancy to shine this week…

Dean Burmester 11/1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout 12/1

Branden Grace 16/1

Dan Bradbury 18/1

Thriston Lawrence 18/1

Hennie du Plessis 18/1

The bunkered bet

Zander Lombard 25/1

Lombard finished in a tie for 22nd in a field stacked full of the DP World Tour’s finest last week in Dubai and he is match-ready against a much weaker field in his homeland. It’s been a solid 2023 for Lombard with three runner-up finishes, and he is primed to contend in a tournament he will back himself to win.

Odds correct at time of publishing. Please gamble responsibly.

Joburg Open how to watch

Here’s how UK viewers can tune in…

Thursday: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf, 10am

Friday: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf, 10am

Saturday: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf, 10am

Sunday: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf, 9am

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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