The familiar crowd will be present, though late-bloomer Justin Harding could be an interesting bet.
The 2010 Open Championship winner’s form looks ominously decent with the majors creeping closer.
He will now play his golf as a Slovak and is likely to represent the eastern European country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
He’s the first foreigner to win in Malelane since 2010.
The 25-year-old has the extra incentive of being the defending champion at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Johann Rupert’s course achieves the double whammy of being challenging to the professionals as well as accommodating for the average player.

Golf Schwartzel returns to happy hunting ground

The 2011 Masters champion has a superb record at Leopard Creek and wants to atone for a bad weekend at the SA Open.

Golf Oosthuizen ticks a big box with SA Open victory

He made a ropey start, but then showed immense class to finally claim the elusive local title.

Golf Oosthuizen keeps himself out of trouble

And goes into the final round of the SA Open still holding a decent lead.

Golf Els shows he still has what it takes on family day

The Big Easy completed a superb third round at the SA Open and, to make it just that more special, he did so with his nephew as playing partner.

Golf Schwartzel goes nuclear in galloping to SA Open lead

The 34-year-old once again shows his pedigree, but now he needs to find the consistency to build on this platform.

Golf Getting the wedges close all that was missing for Grace

His great mate, co-leader Louis Oosthuizen, certainly won’t be resting on his laurels.

Golf Huge field vying for glory at SA Open

A whopping 240 players will converge on Randpark’s two courses as the world’s second oldest national open.

Golf A win at Randpark would put Oosthuizen in elite company

And a fine showing at the Nedbank Challenge suggests South Africa’s 36th world ranked player might very much be in contention.

Golf Schwartzel wants to end the hurt

He’s fallen agonisingly short twice in the South African Open. It’s time to change that.

Golf I played some good golf, says Louis Oosthuizen

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.

Golf Home comforts bring out the best in Schwartzel

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.

Golf Nedbank challengers have one common message

The Gary Player Country Club is undoubtedly the trickiest course the heavyweights at Africa’s Major encounter all year.

Golf Five South Africans to look out for at Sun City

These are the men that could lead the local charge at this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, Africa’s Major.

Golf ‘Blind’ Van Rooyen the flag-bearer for SA in Turkey

The 28-year-old starts the Turkish Open in fine style, despite not having played a practice round.


 


 

 


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