Oliver Bekker has a soft spot for the Gary Player Country Club course at Sun City, where the 54-hole R750,000 Sun City Challenge takes place this week.
Jonathan Waschefort watched enough editions of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in his lifetime to know that you don’t tackle the iconic Gary Player Country Club at Sun City without a healthy dose of respect. The 26-year-old Pretoria golfer employed a reverse strategy – working backwards from the greens to find the best angles out of the tight fairways into the… Read more →
Alex Noren won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday with an inspired 63 (one less than the course record) at Gary Player Country Club. It was his fourth victory in 11 starts and follows the Scottish Open, European Masters, and British Masters. He joined an illustrious list of four-time in one season winners that includes Ian Woosnam and Rory McIlroy. ‘I… Read more →
Saturday at the Nedbank Golf Challenge was tough. The course was set up for risk and reward, with tough pins on the clover-shaped greens of Gary Player Country Club. Louis Oosthuizen, while chasing the lead of Jeunghun Wang, gave up two bogeys at the end of his round, but remained three shots back in second place. Oosthuizen has played the… Read more →
Jeunghun Wang played a sublime 64 that included six birdies, one eagle, and no bogeys at Gary Player Country Club to finish on 11 under par for the tournament. The Korean is ranked 39th in the Race to Dubai, despite winning twice this season, and wanted a final push at Sun City before the DP World Tour Championship. ‘I shot… Read more →
Fabrizio Zanotti made the first-ever hole-in-one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge today. He took a seven-iron from 120 yards at the fourth hole and made the first ace since 1981. Hole-in-One Alert! 💯 Courtesy of @fabrizanotti. https://t.co/SnUORZVgTl — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 11, 2016
Ross Fisher is one of the longest hitters on the European Tour and finished second to Danny Willett at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last year, so it came as no surprise that he shot 68 on Thursday to co-lead at Sun City. ‘I’m still of the mindset to go out there and attack and try and make as many birdies… Read more →
George Coetzee made a speedy start at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday, where he carded 69 for an early share of third place.
Henrik Stenson goes into the Nedbank Golf Challenge ranked first in the Race to Dubai, and his rivals will struggle to catch the Swede at a tournament he’s won before. ‘Winning here in 2008 stands out. I shot a very good opening round and managed to leave the field behind. That was my win, but I had a couple seconds… Read more →
Louis Oosthuizen expressed his intent to win the season-long Race to Dubai ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, where he needs ‘a very big week.’ The 2010 Open Champion is seventh in the European Tour ranking with the two biggest events of the season remaining. This week at Gary Player Country Club there is $7-million on offer and the winner will… Read more →