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Hero Open - Fantasy DP World Tour Ones to Watch 

Hero Open - Fantasy DP World Tour Ones to Watch 

The DP World Tour’s UK swing continues this week with a third visit to Scotland this month as the 2022 Hero Open returns to Fairmont St Andrews.

Grant Forrest is back to defend his title in front of home crowds, countryman Richie Ramsay will look to build on his emotional victory last week, while Ryan Fox is looking to maintain his excellent season so far with another title challenge.

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Favourite – Ryan Fox

Fresh from a short break since missing the cut in The 150th Open at St Andrews, two-time DP World Tour winner Fox will be eager to return to the form that saw him register three top five finishes in his five events prior to the final Major Championship of the season at the Home of Golf.

The New Zealander won the Ras Al Khaimah Classic in February, which heralded the start of a phenomenal run of form that has seen him rise from outside the top 200 in the Official World Golf Ranking to inside the top 50.

This week’s tournament in Scotland also provides an opportunity for the 35-year-old to improve on his position of fifth in the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex.

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Form horse – Richie Ramsay

Ramsay is sure to draw big crowds this week on home soil as he looks to maintain the momentum gained from his dramatic victory in the Cazoo Classic at Hillside Golf Club last week.

The title in Southport has propelled the Scot to 20th in the DP World Tour Rankings, and once again back on the familiar surroundings of links he will be hopeful of mounting another title challenge.

Now in his 14th consecutive season on the Tour, the 39-year-old had victory in sights at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett before a double bogey on the 72nd hole put pay to his hopes as he settled for third place.

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Wild card – Jens Dantorp

After a difficult few seasons since losing his DP World Tour playing privileges in 2018, the Swede is enjoying a rich vein of form that has seen him rise to the top of the Road to Mallorca Rankings on the Challenge Tour.

He won the Challenge de España in May and has followed that with six top tens in his subsequent seven starts, including last week’s Cazoo Classic on the DP World Tour where he was one shot back going into the final round before a closing 73 saw him finish in a tie for eighth.

Dantorp can also count on the memories of his third-place finish over the links of Gullane Golf Club, where he contended for the title at Scotland’s national open in 2018 before Brandon Stone’s memorable final round of 60.

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