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Volvo China Open Tips & Preview - Best bets for victory in Shenzhen

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Last updated: 01 May 2024
Brad Newcomb 01 May 2024
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  • The Volvo China Open takes place between 2-5 May
  • The tournament takes place at the Hidden Grace GC, Shenzhen, China
  • Sarit Suwannarut is the defending champion
  • Our 4 selections who can win the title
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After a five-year hiatus, the Volvo China Open returns to the DP World Tour circuit, with a competitive field taking to the greens at Hidden Grace to contest for the title. Who will lift the trophy come Sunday?

Sarit Suwannarut is back to defend his title after a six-stroke victory over Guxin Chen and Taichi Kho in 2023.

Past and present champions that will tee off on Thursday include Sarit Suwannarut, Jin Zhang, Huilin Zhang, Haotong Li, Ashun Wu, Alexander Levy and Nicolas Colsaerts.

These are our four selections that could win the title this weekend. 

Tom McKibbin


Tom McKibbin did not have the best start to his season on the DP World Tour, finishing T67 at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and T51 at the ISPS Handa Australian Open before placing T25 at the Dubai Invitational.

McKibbin found another gear after those results, placing T14 at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, T16 at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship, 4th at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, T12 at the SDC Championship, T9 at the Jonsson Workwear Open, MC at the Porsche Singapore Classic and T7 at the ISPS Handa Championship. 

The 21-year-old Englishman will debut at the Volvo China Open this weekend. 

McKibbin has been knocking hard and has a great chance to lift the trophy come Sunday. 

Haotong Li


Haotong Li got his season off to an excellent beginning, placing T14 at the Dubai Invitational, T7 at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, T63 at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship and T16 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Li's subsequent two tournaments did not yield any fireworks, finishing T60 at the International Series in Macau (Asian Tour) and T42 at the Porsche Singapore Classic before showing signs of regaining his touch, placing T17 at the Saudi Open (Asian Tour) and T18 at the ISPS Handa Championship in Japan last weekend.

The 28-year-old golfer has compiled an impressive record at the Volvo China Open during his last seven starts at this event, placing T50 in 2014, 6th in 2015, victory in 2016, T11 in 2017, T32 in 2018, 4th in 2019 and 2nd in 2021. 

Li has been thereabouts recently and often produces top results when playing at his home tournament. 

Alejandro del Rey


Alejandro del Rey had a wayward beginning to life on the DP World Tour after missing the cut at the Joburg Open before bouncing back to form by placing T5 at the Investec South African Open Championship and T7 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Del Rey's performances dipped after those results, finishing T38 at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, T37 at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship and T56 at the Bahrain Championship. 

However, Del Rey rediscovered the form he showed earlier in the season, placing T16 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, T64 at the Magical Kenya Open, T7 at the Porsche Singapore Open and T24 at the ISPS Handa Championship in Japan. 

The Spaniard will feature at the Volvo China Open for the first time in his career. 

Del Rey has done nothing wrong lately and should enter calculations at the Hidden Grace Golf Course this weekend. 

Sam Bairstow


Sam Bairstow had an average start to the 2024 DP World Tour, finishing T54 at the Joburg Open, MC at the Investec South African Open Championship, T32 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and T34 at the  AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. 

Bairstow showed improvement after those results, placing T23 at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship, T23 at the Bahrain Championship, and T13 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters before missing the cut at the Magical Kenya Open and SDC Championship. 

However, Bairstow did not take long to return to form on the golf course, placing T15 at the Jonsson Workwear Open, 3rd at the Porsche Singapore Classic, T13 at the Hero Indian Open, and T36 at the recent ISPS Handa Championship in Japan. 

The 25-year-old Englishman will debut at the 2024 Volvo China Open this weekend.

Bairstow has produced noteworthy results lately and could cause an upset victory come Sunday. 

Verdict

McKibbin has been in excellent form throughout the season on the DP World Tour and will fancy his chances to come out on top in China this weekend.
 
Li will be out to claim his second Volvo China Open, as he has a proven track record at this event.
 
Del Rey comes into the tournament with solid results behind him and could surprise the others with victory this weekend.
 
Bairstow is the long-shot value bet to win at the Hidden Grace Golf Course this weekend, as he has been playing well lately.

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