By Michael Vlismas (@MichaelVlismas)
Sunshine Tour professional Keith Horne does not take holidays in the Eastern Cape. The family prefers KwaZulu-Natal. But after his victory in Friday’s Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung, he may want to reconsider.
Horne’s three-stroke victory at St Francis Links lifted him from 50th on the Chase to the Investec Cup standings to 24th. And if he carries on with this kind of form, he will certainly have a reason to spend more time in the millionaires' hamlet of St Francis Bay.
The top 30 players on the Investec Cup standings qualify for the Investec Cup tournament next March, and here they will be playing for a shared bonus pool of R10 million, plus the prize money for the tournament.
Earlier this year, Trevor Fisher Jnr. won over R6 million with his victory in the Investec Cup, drumming home the incentive for the likes of Horne.
“The Investec Cup is always a big incentive, but I’m just happy to be finding some form at the moment. I’ve had a long break and played very little golf. My game is back to where it should be,” Horne said.