Moore joins strong American presence for Nedbank Golf Challenge

Three-time PGA Tour winner Ryan Moore will make his debut in the $6.5 million Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club from 5-8 December.

 

Moore takes his place in one of the biggest contingents of American players in recent Nedbank Golf Challenge history, becoming the fifth American to confirm his place in the expanded 30-man field.

 

“To have five young Americans in our field is a resounding endorsement of our decision to include the FedEx Cup as part of our eligibility criteria. Ryan is a great addition to our field and one we’re very excited about,” said Alastair Roper, Sun International’s Tournament Director for the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

 

Moore will join fellow Americans Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, DA Points and Peter Uihlein at Sun City.

 

The Las Vegas resident turned professional in 2005 on the back of a celebrated amateur career in which he won the US Amateur, the US Amateur Public Links (twice), the Western Amateur, the NCAA Division I Championship and the Sahalee Players Championship.

 

He finished 13th in the 2005 Masters to end the week as the lowest amateur in the field, and then became the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to go straight from college to the PGA Tour in one season, earning enough from sponsors’ exemptions in his rookie season to secure a card.

 

His first victory came in the 2009 Wyndham Championship and was followed by wins in the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the 2013 CIMB Classic.

 

The last American winner of “Africa’s Major” was Jim Furyk with his back-to-back triumphs in 2005 and 2006.

 

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