Tuesday, 05 February 2019
Jason Scrivener  (Getty Images)
Jason Scrivener (Getty Images)

Players from four of the top professional golf Tours are in Australia this week for the ISPS Handa Vic Open. The 13th Beach Golf Club plays host to the historic event, across its two courses.

But which players are best suited to help you and your Race to Dubai Fantasy team this week?

Neither the Beach or Creek Courses at 13th Beach are overly long but demand a strategic, carefully-thought-out approach. The emphasis this week will be on accuracy and short game.

With that in mind, here’s our Fantasy Three to Watch this week in Victoria.

Favourite: Justin Harding


After a successful year in 2018, South Africa’s Justin Harding is looking to bring that form to the European Tour in 2019. And he has started well. With four top 15 finishes in five starts so far this season the 32 year old is continuing the play that brought him four professional titles last year. Harding ranks fourth in scoring this season, first among those with more than ten rounds, and also excels with his short game, ranking in the top 15 in Strokes Gained Around the Green. A final round 63 in Saudi Arabia last weekend perhaps gave a glimpse of what is to come this week, as Harding returns to a familiar climate and environment.

Form Horse: Jason Scrivener


If you’re looking for an Australian to back this week, Jason Scrivener has plenty to offer. The 29 year old has finished in the top 20 in all of his four starts so far this season, including three top seven finishes. In his 16 rounds so far, he has carded ten rounds of 68 or less. He appears to have confidence in all parts of his game in 2019, ranking in the top 20 in scoring for par threes, par fours and par fives. Last year Scrivener had a career year in terms of finding fairways, hitting over 63 percent in 31 events, and that accuracy should serve him well this week. In his last two starts in his native country, Scrivener has finished sixth and 11th. Tough to argue against him being in the hunt this week in Victoria.

Wildcard: Oliver Wilson


It’s been a roller-coaster career for Oliver Wilson but there are strong signs that he is back to the form that saw him qualify for The Ryder Cup in 2008. Known as one of the hardest workers on Tour, his off-season work appears to be paying off so far this season. He has finished in the top five in his last two starts, in South Africa, and is 20 under par for his last seven rounds. On a week where accuracy and putting is at a premium, Wilson appears to be a good bet. The Englishman ranks fourth in Strokes Gained Approach and ninth in Strokes Gained Putting.

Those are our recommendations, but the choice is totally yours. Make sure and pick your six-man Fantasy team before play starts on Thursday morning.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LAW, DavidSCO18-18
T2ORMSBY, WadeAUS18-17
4HARDING, JustinRSA18-16

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