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Nedbank Challenge preview

Hosted by nine-time major winner Gary Player, the Nedbank Golf Challenge is the highlight of the South African sporting calendar.

Since its inception in 1981, the event has attracted stars from around the world and this year’s edition is no different.

Max Homa and Justin Thomas bring some American representation, while  Tommy Fleetwood will look to retain his title.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood’s fellow European Ryder Cup heroes Justin Rose and Robert MacIntyre will play together alongside Qatar Masters champion Sami Valimaki.

Player’s tournament has an esteemed winners list, too, including the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els and Sir Nick Faldo.

As the penultimate event before the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, the pressure is on in Sun City to move up the Race to Dubai standings.

So, here is everything you need to know…

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Nedbank Golf Challenge details

Course: Gary Player GC

Course Stats: Par 72, Yards 7,855

Defending Champion: Tommy Fleetwood

Purse: $6,000,000

Winner’s Share: $1,020,000

Nedbank Golf Challenge betting tips

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

Tommy Fleetwood 7/1

Max Homa 8/1

Justin Thomas 14/1

Ryan Fox 14/1

Justin Rose 16/1

Adrian Meronk

Aaron Rai 20/1

Jordan Smith 25/1

The bunkered bet

Jordan Smith 25/1

Smith has long been on the verge of entering the winner’s circle again for a long while now and the Englishman comes to South Africa in good form after finishing fifth in Qatar. He is one of the best-ball strikers on the DP World Tour and his T13 finish here last year is evidence that he can challenge for the title this time around.

Odds correct at time of publishing. Please gamble responsibly.

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Nedbank Golf Challenge how to watch

Here’s how UK viewers can tune in this week…

Thursday: Sky Sports Golf, 8.30am

Friday: Sky Sports Golf, 8.30am

Saturday: Sky Sports Golf, 8.30am

Sunday: Sky Sports Golf, 7.30am

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