1.12.2019 08:17 pm
The veteran Spaniard turns adversity into triumph with a remarkable one-shot win at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal had much to bleat about midway through the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek on Sunday as painful blisters caused him to meekly surrender his three-shot lead after the third day.
Leopard Creek’s revamp in 2017 led to a muted response by the pros. Now, Ernie Els and co are raving over this year’s Alfred Dunhill Champs experience already.
The answers on chronic nerve problems haven’t come yet, but he’s ready to see whether he can get back into action at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
The 24-year-old from Pretoria recovers impressively from a dodgy start to the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge to place himself perfectly for glory.
The 24-year-old overcomes a nervy start to card a 65 that Louis Oosthuizen believes was even better than his opening 63.
Interestingly, his condition might played in his favour during a magnificent opening round of 63.
That’s why Lee Westwood and co are very much aware that just one lapse can prove ‘fatal’ in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
But SA’s most consistent golfer in 2019 can prove the Big Easy a point at Sun City this weekend.
The looming President’s Cup might be on the Big Easy’s mind, but he’s nonetheless excited to be at Africa’s major.
Locals haven’t exactly won Africa’s major consistently the past few years, but the challenge is strong in 2019.
It’s the third ace of the local golfing hero’s career … but if you think that’s a big number, you’re mistaken.
‘It’s too good,’ enthuses the 29-year-old South African.