Magical Kenya Open Tips 2024

The DP World Tour returns this week after a short break, with the players first heading to Kenya before venturing to South Africa for a fortnight of co-sanctioned Sunshine Tour events, then of course focus starts to switch to Augusta National and the lead up to The Masters.

First things first though and the Magical Kenya Open sees its fifth renewal following its promotion to the main Tour in 2019, having previously been an early-season fixture on the Challenge Tour. Guido Migliozzi won the 2019 edition, with Justin Harding taking the title in 2021 after Covid prevented the 2020 renewal from happening; there was also the Kenya Savannah Classic in 2021, played the week after Harding’s victory, however that and the previously mentioned events were all hosted at Karen Country Club and should be considered accordingly.

The 2022 event moved from the south-west of Nairobi to the north-east and Muthaiga Golf Club, where Ashun Wu proved victorious with a dominant 4-stroke victory. Jorge Campillo grabbed the trophy last year when the event returned to the same venue, holding off Japanese star Masahiro Kawamura by 2 strokes. One of the pioneering courses in Kenya with its roots all the way back to the early 1900s, Muthaiga has hosted the Kenya Open on many occasions further back in the past with the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam and Ken Brown on the long list of winners here.

Qatar Masters winner Rikuya Hoshino rates as the uneasy favourite this week at 16/1 in places, marginally ahead of the likes of Thriston Lawrence and Ewen Ferguson who are also sub-20/1 chances. Alex Fitzpatrick, Frederic Lacroix and Romain Langasque follow in what can only be described as a particularly weak event, it has to be said.

Following on from the success of the last 12 annual GBS Majors competitions, bet365 have kindly offered to sponsor the 2024 edition once again with a massive £250 CASH prize fund! Our 2024 winner will receive £150 (or currency equivalent) in cash with additional £75 and £25 prizes for 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Basically we want you to pick a single player for each of the 4 Majors any time before the start of the 2024 Masters and get those 4 names entered into the competition by one of the methods detailed on our rules page here. Best of luck all!


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