Home  /  Golf  /  Paul Casey Could Provide Value In South Africa

Volvo Golf Champions Betting: Tempting odds for Branden Grace to retain his title

The Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa gets the 2013 calendar year on the European Tour underway and a select field of 33 are in attendance. The tournament welcomes a host of winners from last year's tour and the Durban Country Club is host venue for the third renewal of this event. The previous two events had taken place at the Montgomerie Course in Bahrain and the Fancourt Links in South Africa respectively, with Branden Grace landing the title last year.

Grace beat Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a play-off at the start of a stellar 2012 campaign for him. The South African landed four European titles, as well as the Origins of Golf Final in South Africa, and the home-grown star looks a tempting bet to retain his title at 14/1 with Ladbrokes this week. Grace had only secured his place in last year's tournament by winning the Joburg Open the week before and he could thrive again at this early stage of the year.

Els was left to rue missed chances in the 2012 tournament but he is well fancied to go one better as he is a 7/1 chance this week. Els has happy memories of playing at the Durban Country Club after winning the South African Open here in 2006 and 2010, while he arrives in form after a stellar 2012 saw him win the British Open and secure five other top-fives.

Els' fellow countryman and defeated play-off loser here last year, Retief Goosen, is available at 25/1 and he has also won the South African Open in Durban following his success in 2005. Goosen heads into this year's tournament in the midst of a recovery from a back operation though and better value might lie elsewhere.

It is no surprise to see that the head of the betting is dominated by South African players and Louis Oosthuizen is a best price 5/1 favourite in the latest betting with Ladbrokes. Oosthuizen, who finished seventh in this event last year, is sure to attract interest, even at such a short price, as he was one of the form players of 2012. He won the Malaysian Open and Africa Open, while rounding off the year with six top-six finishes in his final seven events.

Paul Casey also finished off his year in some style with a third place in Korea, a fifth in the Perth International, a sixth at the BMW Masters and two other top-20s in Asia. It was a welcome return to form for the Englishman, whose first half of the year had been blighted by his attempts to recover from a dislocated shoulder suffered snowboarding prior to the 2012 season. The 2011 Volvo Golf Champions winner can make a much better start to the 2013 European Tour season now he is fully recovered and he looks decent value at 20/1.

Darren Fichardt also looks nicely priced at 50/1 and he is another South African that could thrive on home soil. He won the Saint-Omer Open last year to qualify for this week's event and his form at the back end of 2012 ensures he demands respect as he racked up three top-fives in his final seven outings.

Volvo Golf Champions Tips

Tip #1: Branden Grace each-way @ 14/1 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #2: Paul Casey each-way @ 20/1 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #3: Darren Fichardt each-way @ 50/1 with Ladbrokes.

2013 Volvo Golf Champions Odds

5/1 Louis Oosthuizen
7/1 Ernie Els
12/1 Henrik Stenson
14/1 Branden Grace
14/1 Francesco Molinari
16/1 Nicolas Colsaerts
20/1 Matteo Manassero
20/1 Padraig Harrington
20/1 Paul Casey
25/1 Thorbjorn Olesen
25/1 Paul Lawrie
25/1 Retief Goosen
25/1 Thomas Bjorn
25/1 Gonzalez Fernandez-Castano
25/1 Jamie Donaldson
33/1 BAR

Odds supplied by Ladbrokes.com, who offer live betting in-running throughout the four days of the Volvo Golf Champions, which starts on Thursday.

10 Latest Golf Articles

Marc Leishman tipped for glory in the ATT Byron Nelson in TexasMarc Leishman tipped for glory in the ATT Byron Nelson in Texas
Spieth Favourite For Home Town Tournament
26th May
Rory McIlroy heads the betting for the 2015 Irish OpenRory McIlroy heads the betting for the 2015 Irish Open
Fowler And Garcia Heads To The Links At County Down
26th May
Colonial specialist Zach Johnson tipped to thrive at the Crowne Plaza InvitationalColonial specialist Zach Johnson tipped to thrive at the Crowne Plaza Invitational
Johnson Has Won Twice At Colonial Before
19th May
Rory McIlroy is a short odds favourite for back to back BMW PGA Championship titlesRory McIlroy is a short odds favourite for back to back BMW PGA Championship titles
In Form World Number One Heads To Wentworth
19th May
Rory McIlroy is a red hot favourite for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail HollowRory McIlroy is a red hot favourite for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow
Phil Mickelson Heads Our PGA Tour Shortlist
12th May
Thomas Aiken tipped to win the Open De Espana for a second timeThomas Aiken tipped to win the Open De Espana for a second time
Sergio Garcia Is A Red Hot Favourite In Barcelona
12th May
Mauritius Open Betting Back Keith to sound the victory Horne at the Heritage Golf ClubMauritius Open Betting Back Keith to sound the victory Horne at the Heritage Golf Club
George Coetzee Start Favourites
6th May
Lee Westwood can add the unofficial fifth major to his CV by winning The Players ChampionshipLee Westwood can add the unofficial fifth major to his CV by winning The Players Championship
Zach Johnson And Jim Furyk Feature On Our Shortlist
5th May
George Coetzee is the pick of the each way bets for the WGC Cadillac Match PlayGeorge Coetzee is the pick of the each way bets for the WGC Cadillac Match Play
Paul Casey And Hunter Mahan Complete The Shortlist
28th Apr
Volvo China Open Tommy Fleetwood narrowly leads a wide open market in ShanghaiVolvo China Open Tommy Fleetwood narrowly leads a wide open market in Shanghai
Thai Player Aiming For Consecutive Tour Wins
21st Apr

Headline News

Theo Walcott tipped to score in finaleFA Cup Final Betting Arsenal Odds On To Beat Villa At Wembley
Theo Walcott Tipped To Score In Finale
Dortmund favourites for DFB Pokal FinalDortmund V Wolfsburg Odds Back Both Teams To Score In Klopps Final Farewell
Dortmund Favourites For DFB Pokal Final
Neymar tipped to scoreAthletic Bilbao V Barcelona Odds Back Barca To Win The Copa Del Rey At The Nou Camp
Neymar Tipped To Score
Expect Both Teams to Score In Massive Napoli Lazio ClashInter And Genoa Headline Final Serie A Treble Bet Of The Season
Expect Both Teams To Score In Massive Napoli Lazio Clash
Leeds v Wigan and Hull derby just two of the featuresSuper League Stars Flock To St James Park For Magic Weekend
Leeds V Wigan And Hull Derby Just Two Of The Features

Open a Paddy Power account by using any link on this site, place your first bet and Paddy Power will match it with a free bet, up to £50.

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a signup bonus offer of £200 with Bet365.

  • Bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 signup offer at Bet365

Ladbrokes are one of the best known bookmakers in the UK and are offering a free £25 bet when you sign up as a new customer. Register using the bonus code F25 and they'll match your first bet with a free bet up to £25.

Open Account - Bet with Ladbrokes - Click Here

Betfred will give you a free £30 bet when you open a new account and have a first bet of at least £10.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Have a bet of at least £10
  • Betfred will give you a free £30 bet

Open Account - Bet £10 Get 30 with Betfred

Get free bets totalling £50 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • Place your first bet with a stake of just £50.
  • Skybet will give you a £50 free bet!
  • Skybet will also give you a £5 free bet every week!

Open Account - Get £50 in free bets with Sky Bet

Open an account with online bookmaker BetVictor and get £50 in free bets. Bet £10 and get £10 free on your first bet, then receive three further free bets up to he value of £50 in total.

Open Account - Open a new account at BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo