China No 1 Li Haotong outshone the big guns on Friday to lead at the halfway stage of the PGA Championship, but two-time defending champ Brooks Koepka of the US appeared poised to strike, while South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli kept himself in the hunt.
The Rise-Up Series will be played behind closed doors in Gauteng over the next two months.
A total of six South African players will join the line-up on Thursday, as they aim to end a five-decade drought since Gary Player last secured the PGA Championship title.
Amateur local golfers were set free from the chains of the Covid-19 lockdown seven weeks ago, and now the professionals look set to return to work in a bio-bubble in three weeks’ time.
Renato Paratore won the British Masters with a dominant display on Saturday, while South Africa’s Justin Harding held on to finish third.
Organisers are considering a ‘Johannesburg swing’ in an attempt to relaunch the Sunshine Tour.

Golf Relief for golf industry as it gets the green light

Though golf clubs have been cleared to open courses, GolfRSA says it will be some time before the industry recovers.

Golf Golf warned after estates break government restrictions

The national federation says it does not condone the opening of any golf facilities until it gets the green light from government.

Golf Golfers plead for release with Soweto Country Club under threat

After 10 weeks of shutdown, South African golf officials continue to appeal to government in an attempt to lift restrictions, with the industry on the verge of a potential collapse.

Golf Golf determined to find a solution to lockdown ban

The national federation has urged golfers and clubs to remain patient as talks with the sports ministry continue.

Golf New date announced for Nedbank Golf Challenge

The 2020 Nedbank Golf Challenge will be held between December 3-6.

Golf Harding considers options as golfers face scheduling clash

Elite golfers face a challenge in an attempt to juggle events when the European and American tours resume.

Golf Clarity required from government, as golf courses remain shut

The national golf federation is hoping government will allow amateur golfers to return to the course as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Player calls on American golfers to give back to the game

Golf Player calls on American golfers to give back to the game

Gary Player feels US golfers are asking too much to be included in the field of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Golf McIlroy backs PGA return plan, will play first three events

World number one Rory McIlroy supports the US PGA Tour health and safety plan for returning to competition in June, saying he plans to play all three events next month.

How ‘prudent’ SA golf saved money for a rainy corona day

Golf How ‘prudent’ SA golf saved money for a rainy corona day

Excellent financial management from respective boards now mean players, coaches and caddies can survive the immediate pandemic storm.

Golf SA sport’s first Covid-19 victim shares his experience

It’s been a tough few weeks for Victor Lange, but he’s confident the world will conquer a nasty foe.

Golf Gary Player awkwardly gets top award despite Apartheid role

He’s a legend in golfing circles, but the 84-year-old’s Trump accolade places his questionable politics into the spotlight … again.

Golf Gary Player stunned by massive American honour

South Africa’s golfing legend will receive the award from Donald Trump.

Golf Gary Player stunned by Presidential Medal of Freedom honour

‘As an international athlete, to receive the highest honour awarded to civilians in the United States is humbling indeed,’ Player said.




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