Golf 10.11.2017 08:31 pm

Wise Lee Westwood points the way to taming Gary Player

The Englishman says it’s all about knowing the right holes to attack from as he places himself into contention at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

After 12 visits to Sun City for the Nedbank Golf Challenge and with his reputation as one of the best ball-strikers on tour, Lee Westwood is like a computer when it comes to assessing the right strategies on the Gary Player Country Club course.

Wise Lee Westwood points the way to taming Gary Player
Wise Lee Westwood points the way to taming Gary Player

Wise Lee Westwood points the way to taming Gary Player

The Englishman says it’s all about knowing the right holes to attack from as he places himself into contention at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Darren Fichardt’s crazy but rewarding day at Sun City
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Darren Fichardt’s crazy but rewarding day at Sun City

The reigning Joburg Open champions was only the sixth reserve for the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Then he had to rush to actually play…
Branden Grace: A South African win is on the cards at Sun City
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Branden Grace: A South African win is on the cards at Sun City

The 29-year-old has had a sniff of the crown the last two editions. This time he wants to make he goes all the way.
Here are our five tips for Nedbank Golf Challenge glory
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Here are our five tips for Nedbank Golf Challenge glory

It’s a bigger field this year, meaning more overseas stars are present but there’s one interesting local candidate vying for glory…
A cool R8.5 million for ‘talented’ Dylan Frittelli
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A cool R8.5 million for ‘talented’ Dylan Frittelli

Some magnificent chipping helps the 27-year-old South African have tongues wagging at the Turkish Open.
Gary Player yearns for a local winner at Sun City again
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Gary Player yearns for a local winner at Sun City again

South Africa’s golfing legend is optimistic over the form of the locals before the Nedbank Challenge but it will be down to mental steel.
Major champions flock to Sun City
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Major champions flock to Sun City

Defending champion will face a stiff challenge to retain his Nedbank Golf Challenge crown.
Young South Africans leave their mark at World Golf Championship
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Young South Africans leave their mark at World Golf Championship

Haydn Porteous and Brandon Stone experience a seesawing ride in Shanghai but they are already better for the experience.
WATCH: SA’s big guns vie for R15 million SA Open bonanza
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WATCH: SA’s big guns vie for R15 million SA Open bonanza

Veteran Ernie Els headlines a brilliant local field for the start of the 2018 European Tour campaign but there is one big name missing.
Is modern technology making golf too easy?
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Is modern technology making golf too easy?

A string of course records in 2017 has some experts concerned but it’s also not a solution to make courses more difficult to play on.
Slimline George Coetzee has real ‘kilo’ instinct
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Slimline George Coetzee has real ‘kilo’ instinct

After shedding a meaty 15kg with a new fitness regime, he’s become one of South Africa’s most consistent golfers this year.
SA’s young golfing brigade show steel at St Andrews
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SA’s young golfing brigade show steel at St Andrews

Brandon Stone and Haydn Porteous can’t quite keep up with the leaders at the Alfred Dunhill Links but their now ready for 2017’s final fling.
Brandon Stone leads SA charge at St Andrews but not a great one
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Brandon Stone leads SA charge at St Andrews but not a great one

He continues his solid play in the Alfred Dunhill Links but leader Tyrell Hatton is 11 shots in front…
Stone stays in contention as SA’s St Andrews challenge falters
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Stone stays in contention as SA’s St Andrews challenge falters

None of the local men are on the first page of the leaderboard at the Alfred Dunhill links but they’re not out of it yet either.
Resurgent George Coetzee leads SA charge at St Andrews
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Resurgent George Coetzee leads SA charge at St Andrews

The distinctly leaner 31-year-old cards a superb 69 on the first day but three other local lads also show form at the Alfred Dunhill Champs.
Large SA contingent will be on show at Alfred Dunhill Links
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Large SA contingent will be on show at Alfred Dunhill Links

As Ernie Els winds down his career, it’s noticeable how many younger men are vying to take over his mantle.
The Big Easy yearns for an elusive win at the Alfred Dunhill
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The Big Easy yearns for an elusive win at the Alfred Dunhill

Ernie Els raves over the links tournament being ‘one of his favourites’ but is the real hunger to win still there?
Grace and Sterne will lead SA’s charge at St Andrews
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Grace and Sterne will lead SA’s charge at St Andrews

Richard Sterne in particular will be keen to go one better at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship after coming close in 2016.
Wayward McIlroy makes cut as Richard Sterne flies SA’s flag
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Wayward McIlroy makes cut as Richard Sterne flies SA’s flag

The British Masters continues to deliver unpredictable results as George Coetzee wastes his brilliant start to the tournament.
SA’s George Coetzee sets scorching pace in British Masters
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SA’s George Coetzee sets scorching pace in British Masters

He set about making amends in letting victory slip away last weekend to seize a share of the lead with a seven-under par 63 on Thursday in the British Masters.
Joburg Open can brag with Louis Oosthuizen as drawcard
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Joburg Open can brag with Louis Oosthuizen as drawcard

South Africa’s top-ranked golfer will lead the local field as the tournament moves to Randburg.
South African Porteous wins Czech Masters
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South African Porteous wins Czech Masters

South African Haydn Porteous claimed his first win in Europe on Sunday by beating England’s Lee Slattery in the final round of the Czech Masters by two shots.
WATCH: Louis Oosthuizen’s happy mood despite dodgy honour
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WATCH: Louis Oosthuizen’s happy mood despite dodgy honour

The local hero has now become a serial ‘bridesmaid’ in majors after the PGA Championship but ‘sung’ Andra May to soften the blow.
Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket
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Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket

Golf is among the most solitary of sports, its players engaged in a constant struggle with themselves as they compete against the implacable opponent of par.
Rory McIlroy dumps his loyal caddie
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Rory McIlroy dumps his loyal caddie

It’s a rather ironic state of affairs as the Northern Irishman just last week credited J.P. Fitzgerald for his revival at the British Open.
WATCH: New Zealander breaks world record for a long drive
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WATCH: New Zealander breaks world record for a long drive

Phillis Meti smashes a 370m drive in the USA to illustrate just how tough the ladies can be on the golf course!


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