Oosthuizen Tipped To Land Inaugural World Super 6 Perth
- 14 Feb 2017
2017 World Super 6 Perth Betting Preview
Sky Sports will be televising a brand new tournament from Thursday as The World Super 6 Perth, which is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour, takes centre stage at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Australia from Thursday...
- Louis Oosthuizen won the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup in 2016
- Peter Uihlein has twice top-tenned at Lake Karrinyup (T9 in 2014, T4 in 2016)
|16th February - 19th February||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
World Super 6 Perth
| Louis Oosthuizen (each way)
|@ 12 / 1|
|Peter Uihlein (each way)||@ 25 / 1|
|Marcus Fraser (each way)||@ 35 / 1|
New Format And The Course
The new addition to the calendar features an exciting new format as there will be the usual cut after two rounds of stroke play but the field will be further reduced to 24 players after 54 holes. The remaining 24 compete in a match-play format during the course of a six-hole shoot-out on the final day until the remaining two players compete in the final.
It should be a fascinating four days at Lake Karrinyup, which has previously hosted the Johnnie Walker Championship (2002, 2003) and the Perth International (2012 to 2014 and in 2016).
Oosthuizen Head The Shortlist
Louis Oosthuizen knows the venue well as he won the Perth International last year and he returns in good form as he hasn't missed a cut in twelve starts since the Open Championship, including a tie for 3rd in Phoenix last time out.
The South African will relish the potential match play element of this tournament as his record in match play golf reads: 15-9-2. Oosthuizen has thrived in head-to-head matches in recent times as he won 4.5 points at the 2015 Presidents Cup before finishing runner-up at the WGC Dell Match Play last year. Recent form, course knowledge and a formidable match play records ensures the 2010 British Open winner tops our shortlist at 12/1.
Tip #1: Louis Oosthuizen (each way) @ 12/1 with Betfred.
The Other Leading Contenders
Oosthuizen is joined at the head of the market by Alexander Noren, who is the highest ranked player in the field. The world number eleven won four European Tour titles during 2016 and finished runner-up at the Paul Lawrie Match Play, although his tie for 21st in Qatar last time out was a little disappointing.
Meanwhile, Thorbjorn Olesen (22/1) won the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup in 2014 but missed the cut there in 2016 and his match play record of 3-9 leaves plenty to be desired.
The Best Of The Rest
Our next selection is Peter Uihlein though as he has played very well at Lake Karrinyup previously, finishing tied 9th in 2014 and tied 4th in 2016. He has been quietly impressive during 2017, securing top-seven finishes at the South African Open and Dubai Desert Classic, and he makes each-way appeal in this field.
Tip #2: Peter Uihlein (each way) @ 25/1 with Betfred.com.
Finally, Marcus Fraser has gone 18-15-15 in his past three appearances at Lake Karrinyup and the Australian tends to enjoy playing on home soil. Fraser tied 10th in Hong Kong at the back end of 2016 before tying for 3rd at the Victoria PGA Championship, while the pressure of defending his title at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia last week arguably got the better of him. We prefer to focus in his efforts prior to his most recent outing and his knowledge of the course should stand him in good stead this week.
Tip #3: Marcus Fraser (each way) @ 35/1 with Betfred bookmakers.