Shubhankar Sharma entered the week relatively unknown but left a European Tour champion after holding off South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen at the Joburg Open, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
The Joburg Open will finish on a Monday for the first time in its history after a heavy thunderstorm forced the suspension of Sunday’s final round at Randpark Golf Club.
Shubankar Sharma eased his way clear of the chasing pack in the third round on Saturday to take a yawning five-stroke lead into the final round.
Tapio Pulkkanen fired an impressive 64 to set the clubhouse target at 14 under on day two of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club.
Defending champion Darren Fichardt will be relishing the comforts of home as he gets ready for the 2018 version of the Joburg Open which tees off on Thursday.
A freak injury at the airport has forced top-ranked South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen to withdraw from the Joburg Open starting tomorrow at Randpark Golf Club.
The late withdrawal of Louis Oosthuizen has shifted the full weight of the spotlight on two-time European Tour winner Dylan Frittelli at the Joburg Open which tees off on Thursday.
Rickie Fowler likened his early birdie blitz on Sunday at the Hero World Challenge to a rodeo ride on a wild bronco.
Dylan Frittelli claimed his second European Tour victory this year when he beat Indian Arjun Atwal in a playoff to win the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and climb to just outside the top 50 on the world rankings at the Heritage Golf Club on Sunday.
Sometimes reality bites. After impressively opening the Hero World Challenge with rounds of 69-68 and with thoughts of an unlikely victory on their minds Tiger Woods and his legions of fans were brought back to earth on Saturday at Albany.