31.10.2018 03:49 pm
The 25-year-old has had an excellent year, predominantly because he responds so well under pressure.
After a highly profitable season on the European Tour - highlighted by his Scottish Open victory - Brandon Stone was asked on Wednesday if he now no longer finds it daunting teeing up in the tour’s biggest and most lucrative events.
Charl Schwartzel continued his impressive form at Bellerive but youngsters Branden Grace and Dylan Frittelli have also avoided the predictable fade of recent years.
Familiar faces headline local golf’s challenge at this weekend’s PGA Championship.
The South African jokingly told his caddie: ‘Let’s have a finish for the crowds at least.’
12 representatives have been whittled down to five but it’s far from doom and gloom.
The rather un-fancied duo of Zander Lombard and Erik van Rooyen put the bigger names to shame in finishing the first round at Carnoustie in joint second place.
It will be a family affair of sorts at Carnoustie.
Local golfers aren’t exactly being talked up ahead of this weekend’s third major of the year but last weekend’s events at the Scottish Open has given some hope.
Harding took part in the $500,000 tournament as an invitee and will take up Asian Tour membership following his win.
The number tallies no less than eleven.
The 28-year-old was earmarked for a breakthrough season earlier this year but that has fizzled out.
Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace furious at the organisers as their aim to create ‘the ultimate test’ backfires.
A South African hasn’t won golf’s traditional second major since 2004. There’s always hope but that drought looks set to continue at Shinnecock Hills.
South Africa’s former Masters champions has been showing good form this year after a lean spell.