The 2020 golf year in review: The highs, lows and surprises
From Christiaan Bezuidenhout winning two weeks in a row on the European Tour to Branden Grace slipping down the world rankings.
Three tournaments will be co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour, including the R6 million Dimension Data Pro-Am.
Back-to-back wins on the European Tour have rocketed the young South African up the world rankings.
“Every South African golfer dreams of lifting this trophy and now I have joined so many illustrious names that are engraved on it.”
There are seven South Africans among the top 11, heightening the prospects of a third local victory in a row after Louis Oosthuizen and Brandon Grace won the previous two editions.
They are two strokes clear of the South African duo of Dean Burmester and Dylan Frittelli.

Golf Bezuidenhout in six-way tie for SA Open lead at Sun City

The other South Africans out in front are Dean Burmester, Jacques Kruyswijk and Ruan Korb, while Dylan Frittelli is just one stroke back.

Golf It would be a dream to win the SA Open, says confident Bezuidenhout

“I’ve come close a couple of times and would love to pull it through this week,” said the winner from last week at Leopard Creek.

Golf Masters star Frittelli excited about his chances at SA Open at Sun City

The South African is desperate to add his name to the winners’ list, but he’ll have strong competition when the tournament tees off on Thursday.

Golf Bezuidenhout bags Alfred Dunhill title at ‘special place’ Leopard Creek

A group of four players finished tied second on 10 under par – South Africa’s Jayden Schaper, England’s Richard Bland, American Sean Crocker and Poland’s Adrian Meronk.

Golf Meronk leads rising stars into final round at Leopard Creek

Meronk’s nearest challenger is South African Jayden Schaper, who made an eagle and two birdies in his final four holes for a 67.

Golf Meronk’s second round 66 gives him a three-shot lead at Leopard Creek

Rising star Jayden Schaper leads the South African challenge on eight under at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Golf Roussel, Meronk share the lead at Leopard Creek

Ockie Strydom, with a bogey-free 66, led the local challenge after a tough day of scoring at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Golf Defending champion Larrazabal back in ‘paradise’ at Leopard Creek

The main local challenge will come from Wilco Nienaber, Garrick Higgo, George Coetzee, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Brandon Stone.

Golf Bjerregaard seeks to join Grace as only winners of the Alfred Dunhill double

“Any win at Leopard Creek would be special. We’re so blessed to play such a unique course so it would obviously mean a lot to me,” said the Dane.

Golf WATCH: Nienaber says second ‘sucks’, but he’ll still bank nearly R2m

The big-hitting youngster finished bogey, bogey to miss out on a chance of winning a first European Tour title.

Golf Hansen snatches Joburg Open title with late back-nine surge

Hansen shot a four-under-par final round of 67 for a 265 total.

Golf Nienaber in pole position to capture maiden European Tour title at Joburg Open

“The final round is going to be great. It will be the first time I’m in that situation and I’m just going to embrace it and enjoy it.”

Golf Blaauw’s 63 puts him in position to get the ‘job done’ at Joburg Open

After a weather delay and a second round that will be completed on Saturday, Wilco Nienaber is also in a good position going into the weekend.

Golf Big-hitting Nienaber in a share of the lead after day one of the Joburg Open

The young star was in scintillating form as he joined fellow countryman Shaun Norris atop the leaderboard at Randpark.

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