The SP PNG Open provides a great opportunity for a lot of up and coming players to show us what they’ve got on the big stage, but there are a lot of established players teeing it up in Papua New Guinea that they’ll have to get passed first. Here are the TI’s picks at Royal Port Moresby Golf Club...

JOSH GEARY
He’s quite the invite to the SP PNG Open with a strong resume and some good results already in 2019. TI is expecting Josh to be at the pointy end come Sunday.

CHARLIE DANN
Charlie has started the year off on the PGA TOUR Series – China like a man possessed. He looks to have progressed into professional golf quite smoothly and on the tight Port Moresby layout he looks a good chance to the TI.

JAMES MARCHESANI
James had a slow start to 2019 but things are certainly starting to change with his most recent results. I'm also sure he is most pleased to get out of Victoria for the weekend with his beloved Carlton FC struggling. So the weight may be lifted so to speak.

Steven JeffressSTEVEN JEFFRESS
Safe to say this bloke is in his element in PNG. Nothing surprises this old timer and that can go a long way with the heat, rain and difficult conditions that PNG can throw at you year in year out. TI does have a slight concern that he won't have enough sunscreen so TI is just hoping he has the bucket hat packed.

Brett RankinBRETT RANKIN
No stranger to playing well in PNG after winning the Morobe Open at Lae Golf Club last week. Brett is also the type of guy that when he is on he plays well week after week. Hopefully someone feeds him a burger or 15 as well.