5.12.2018 03:31 pm
And a fine showing at the Nedbank Challenge suggests South Africa’s 36th world ranked player might very much be in contention.
SA’s Louis Oosthuizen has finished second in all four Majors to go with his 2010 Open Championship victory, and he will be looking to add the South African Open title to his ever-growing list of accolades when the tournament starts at Randpark Golf Course on Thursday.
The 25-year-old has had an excellent year, predominantly because he responds so well under pressure.
The South African golfing legend, who designed the Country Club originally, refurbished it at no cost,
As a result, the Joburg Open falls away as the Sunshine Tour tries to ‘lessen the burden’ on fatigued players.
Specifically, Lee Westwood returns to a tournament he dominated with his victories in 2010 and 2011.
Jacques Kallis and Fourie du Preez were considered peerless on cricket and rugby fields. Now they’re pretty damn good golfers too.
The 25-year-old wants to emulate Branden Grace in being a local winner of Africa’s major.
But the local drought in golfing majors continues.
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.