The first event of the newly named DP World Tour comes from South Africa, with the Randpark Golf Club hosting the Johannesburg Open.
Dean Burmester is a short-price favourite for this event after coming sixth in the DP World Tour Championship last week, but a single figure price seems very skinny given he has to recover from missing out at a much more prestigious event.
Usually we prefer to back a home player at this event, but on this occasion we’re going to look further afield and side with Romain Langasque. The Frenchman finished runner-up behind Louis Oosthuizen in the South African Open in 2018 when it was played at Randpark, and has been driving the ball superbly of late. He was ranked third, eighth, third and eighth for strokes-gained off the tee in his last four tournaments.
The windy forecast suggests control of the long-game is going to be important, and if he can produce a solid week on the greens then he should contend.
Langasque to win, 1 pt, at 22/1, widely available