Snap up Fleet fancy

  • Last Updated: February 4 2013, 15:09 GMT

Ben Coley has an early tip for the Joburg Open as he reckons Tommy Fleetwood is overpriced.

Tommy Fleetwood: Looks overpriced at 100/1

I may have one more confident bet for the Joburg Open and will publish that in due course, but for now take bet365's 100/1 about Tommy Fleetwood.

A player who arrived on Tour with a huge reputation last year, he shot 66 in round one here on his way to a share of 37th in what was his second event of the season proper, having finished 18th in the Africa Open a week earlier.

His next visit to the country was in November, when a tie for sixth was just enough to secure his playing rights for this season, so he's got hugely positive associations with golf in South Africa.

Determined not to be in a similar situation in 2013 and boosted by the confidence gained from producing the goods under intense pressure, he's improved throughout all three starts this year and finished 10th in Dubai last week.

Fleetwood will have been a tad disappointed to fade from contention but in terms of depth this tournament represents a drop in grade, so a similar effort could see him hit the frame.

There was enough to like about his course debut and, having driven the ball beautifully in Dubai, he's ready to make an impact at what strikes me as a big price for a player of his undoubted promise.

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