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The DP World Tour is in South Africa this week for the first ever SDC Championship. 

St. Francis Links in Eastern Cape is the venue, and it will be hosting its first ever DP World Tour event.  

It’s a Jack Nicklaus design that will be hosting this Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour co-sanctioned event. The event takes the place of last year’s Steyn City Championship, which was played in Johannesburg.

It’s a field assembled of players from the Sunshine and DP World Tour’s, with plenty of local interest with some of South Africa’s young talents in the field. There’s also five Scots teeing it up this week.

Expect the golf course to take centre stage this week.

“We’ve spent 16-and-a-half years now trying to make this a golf course that’s as playable as it is beautiful. The golf course is ready,” said Jeff Clause, St. Francis Links’s CEO.  From pictures, it certainly looks that way. 

Here’s the details. 

SDC Championship details

Course: St. Francis Links, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Course Stats: Par 72, 6,553 yards

Purse: $1,500,000

Betting tips

Here’s who the bookies fancy to do well in South Africa this week…

Antoine Rozner 22/1

Jordan Smith 22/1

Julien Brun 25/1

Jayden Schaper 25/1

Adri Arnaus 25/1

Joost Luiten 28/1

Adrian Otaegui 28/1

George Coetzee 30/1

Zander Lombard 30/1

Ryo Hisatsune 33/1

The bunkered Bet

Sami Valimaki 33/1

A winner at this level already, the Finn has the quality to perform in this field. He’s not played since the Thailand Classic, where he finished in a tie for 22nd, so he’ll be well rested for this week.

SDC Championship how to watch

Sky Sports aren’t scheduled to be airing live coverage of the DP World Tour this week, but local channel SuperSport will be broadcasting the event.

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