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DP World Tour: Kenya Open odds, tips, predictions, course guide, how to watch and more

The DP World Tour has finally left the Middle East, moving to Africa for the Magical Kenya Open, starting on Thursday at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The DP World Tour year started with five tournaments in the Middle East - two in Dubai, then Ras al Khaimah, Bahrain and Qatar - but the circuit heads to Africa this week for the Kenya Open.

An African is prominent in the betting - South African ace Thriston Lawrence - but the betting community may be wary of taking the odds of 14/1 given the way he threw away the Joburg Open in November.

Lawrence was three shots ahead going into the final round in Johannesburg, but a calamitous Sunday 75 meant he dropped to a share of seventh place.

The 27-year-old has won four DP World Tour titles, so is clearly no mug and he will be keen to set the record straight should he get into contention again.

The winner of the last DP World Tour event is also in the field - Japanese Rikuya Hoshino. He produced a top-class Sunday performance - a bogey-free 68 - to make his DPWT breakthrough at Doha Golf Club.

Hoshino has won six times on the Japan Tour and seems extremely comfortable under pressure.

Hoshino can be backed at 16/1 for back-to-back DPWT triumph.

Alex Fitzpatrick is a 25/1 chance and Matt's brother will see this low-grade event as a golden opportunity to shed his maiden tag.

He has settled on the DPWT and his typically excellent iron-play will be a useful asset at Muthaiga Golf Club this week.

Each-way terms of a quarter the odds, the first five places are available for the Kenya Open, as well as alternative terms like a fifth the odds, the first eight.

Kenya Open tips

Ewen Ferguson to win @ 14/1
Connor Syme to win @ 30/1
Darius van Driel to win @ 50/1

Conditions could favour Ferguson

A windy Muthaiga could prove ideal terrain for Ewen Ferguson to show his talent and 14/1 has been a popular price.

The accurate Scot, ultra-comfortable in a breeze, led the 2022 Kenya Open at Muthaiga by four shots going into the final round, before eventually finishing eighth.

Ferguson won the Qatar Masters in windy Doha just three weeks after letting the Kenya Open slip, then claimed a second DPWT title in the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

The 27-year-old has a strong record in Africa and he was ninth in the Qatar Masters last time out.

Consistent Syme can challenge

Ferguson's best friend, Connor Syme, has also been attracting support, so this may be a good week for Scottish golf. Syme, who has not missed a cut since the Spanish Open in the middle of October, is a 30/1 chance.

Syme, who won a Challenge Tour event in 2019, finished third in the 2021 Kenya Open at Karen Country Club.

Supremely accurate off the tee and excellent in a breeze, Syme will feel this is a fantastic opportunity for a DPWT breakthrough.

Van Driel enjoys playing in Kenya

Precise Dutchman Darius van Driel is always worth considering at courses like Muthaiga, where finding fairways is the key to success. The 50/1 chance, a two-time winner on the Challenge Tour, may attract each-way supporters.

Van Driel finished 12th in the 2017 Kenya Open at Muthaiga and 11th in last year's edition.

His record in Kenya generally is fantastic and he closed with a 63 in this event last year. Just prior to Christmas, Van Driel finished fourth in the DP World Tour Qualifying School, ninth in the Joburg Open and fourth in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Another enjoyable African adventure seems likely.

Muthaiga Golf Club course guide

Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi, Kenya, is a 7,228-yard, par-71, with four par-fives, nine par-fours and five par-threes.

The Kenya Open has been around since 1967, being staged at Muthaiga 42 times, including as a Challenge Tour event from 2009 through 2012 and in 2017 and 2018.

The Kenya Open as a DP World Tour event has been at Muthaiga in 2022 and last year.

Sunny, warm and windy weather is forecast throughout, particularly in the afternoons.

Accurate drivers such as Ashun Wu, Lorenzo Gagli, Aaron Rai, Robert Dinwiddie, Maarten Lafeber and Jorge Campillo have won at Muthaiga

TV channel and how to watch the Kenya Open

The Kenya Open will be available to watch in the UK on Sky Sports Golf.

Kenya Open date and venue

This year's event will be held at the Muthaiga Golf Club from Thursday 22nd February - Sunday 25th February, with the opening round getting underway at 10:00 UK time on Thursday.

Kenya Open prize money

The total prize fund at this year's Kenya Open stands at $2.5m, with the tournament winner receiving a cheque for $425,000, while the runner up will pocket $275,000.

Kenya Open record score and course record

The record score recorded at the Kenya Open was the 263 shot by South Africa's Justin Harding on his way to winning the 2021 tournament on -21.

Who has the most Kenya Open wins?

This will be just the fifth staging of the Kenya Open since it became part of the DP World Tour and there have been four different winners to date, Guido Migliozzi, Justin Harding, Wu Ashun and, most recently, Jorge Campillo.

However, the tournament has been in existence since 1967 and England's Maurice Bembridge has won it a record three times, one more than Dutchman Jan Dorrestein.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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