He’s fallen agonisingly short twice in the South African Open. It’s time to change that.
Despite bowing the knee to a brilliant Lee Westwood, South Africa’s leading man in this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge certainly could look back fondly at his efforts.
2012’s runner-up at Africa’s Major makes a fine start to finish joint second after the opening round, positively influencing his good friend Louis Oosthuizen too.
The Gary Player Country Club is undoubtedly the trickiest course the heavyweights at Africa’s Major encounter all year.
These are the men that could lead the local charge at this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, Africa’s Major.
The 28-year-old starts the Turkish Open in fine style, despite not having played a practice round.

Golf Brandon Stone: Put me in front of the cameras!

The 25-year-old has had an excellent year, predominantly because he responds so well under pressure.

Golf We want a Tiger, says beaming Player over Soweto revamp

The South African golfing legend, who designed the Country Club originally, refurbished it at no cost,

Golf Randpark lands SA Open

As a result, the Joburg Open falls away as the Sunshine Tour tries to ‘lessen the burden’ on fatigued players.

Golf Big names penned for Sun City

Specifically, Lee Westwood returns to a tournament he dominated with his victories in 2010 and 2011.

Golf Two legends, Protea and Bok, show off silky tee skills

Jacques Kallis and Fourie du Preez were considered peerless on cricket and rugby fields. Now they’re pretty damn good golfers too.

Golf In-form Stone wants to keep it local at Nedbank Challenge

The 25-year-old wants to emulate Branden Grace in being a local winner of Africa’s major.

Golf Rising Stone tops the list of SA performers at PGA Championship

But the local drought in golfing majors continues.

Golf SA’s challenge at PGA Championship holds steady

Charl Schwartzel continued his impressive form at Bellerive but youngsters Branden Grace and Dylan Frittelli have also avoided the predictable fade of recent years.

Golf SA’s army of six at golf’s final major of the year

Familiar faces headline local golf’s challenge at this weekend’s PGA Championship.

Golf WATCH: Zander Lombard’s incredible eagle at The Open

The South African jokingly told his caddie: ‘Let’s have a finish for the crowds at least.’

Golf Van Rooyen, Lombard lead SA’s charge at Open weekend

12 representatives have been whittled down to five but it’s far from doom and gloom.

Golf SA’s ‘no-name brands’ fly the flag high at The Open

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.

Golf Meet SA’s amateur at The Open … and Ernie Els’ nephew

It will be a family affair of sorts at Carnoustie.

Golf SA’s outsiders at The Open taking inspiration from Stone

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.




 

 

 

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