Merrick back for BMG action

For three months Merrick Bremner campaigned on the European Tour, but he’s back in South Africa for this week’s BMG Classic at Glendower Golf Club, where he tied for fifth place one year ago.


“It’s nice to be back at a course I like so much. When you do a lot of travelling like I’ve done recently you get to see a lot of new courses and it makes you a better player,” he said.


During his stint in Europe the 28-year-old tied for third at the D+D Real Czech Masters and made the cut in three of his five starts. He’s lying on the cusp of making it into Europe and that makes him a real threat at the BMG Classic this week.


“I’ve learnt a lot about myself and my career in Europe, which is the next big step we make as professionals. It’s a massive tour and a huge step up from the Sunshine Tour, which is such a great base to grow from,” he said.


It’s not only the courses of South Africa that make it such a prominent golfing nation, but also the level of competition there. This week’s defending champion is Ulrich van den Berg, who has finished in the top six at eight of his nine starts on tour.


Another player to watch is last week’s Sun Boardwalk Golf Challenge winner Titch Moore, who finished second at the BMG Classic last year. Also in the hunt is Sunshine Tour Order of Merit leader Danie van Tonder, who recorded his 11th top-10 of 2014 at the Boardwalk Challenge.


Plenty of big names grace the fairways of Glendower this week, but the dark horse is undoubtedly Bremner, who’s in form and back on home soil.


“I’m feeling good and haven’t played on the Sunshine Tour for a while, so it’s good to be back. Not much changes, you just go out there and see how you can do,” he added.


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