One more year for Ernie at the Masters

Five years ago, Ernie Els didn’t make it to the Masters. He’d been playing the first major of the year every year since 1994, and, although he had not met the strict criteria for entry into the tournament at Augusta National, there was some popular pressure for a special invitation to be issued to him. […]

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Kruyswijk is top SA finisher in Kenya

Jacques Kruyswijk finished best of the South African players in the weekend’s Barclays Kenya Open on the Challenge Tour, with his final-round 68 enough to see him finish in a share of seventh. The tournament was won by England’s Aaron Rai, who finished in a share of seventh in the rain-curtailed Joburg Open in February’s […]

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Goosen’s putter helps him to second in Puerto Rico

Retief Goosen’s putter clicked into gear as he jumped 74 places to 198th on the Official World Golf Ranking with his share of second on the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open at the weekend. The two-time US Open champion had slipped to 272nd on the list, but his final-round of eight-under-par 64 saw him climb […]

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Joburg Open finds new pro-am home at Soweto Golf Club

By Michael Vlismas It was a moment of immense pride for the members of Soweto Golf Club as a European Tour event held its official pro-am in this iconic township for the first time this past week. The pro-am for February’s Joburg Open had to be cancelled because of the heavy rain at Royal Johannesburg […]

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Ahlers leads in Kenya in Challenge Tour opener

Jaco Ahlers topped a crowded leaderboard after the first day of a new European Challenge Tour season as his seven under par round of 64 earned him a one-shot lead at the Barclays Kenya Open. Starting on the tenth hole, the South African showed his intent from the off, opening with an eagle at Nairobi’s […]

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Big win for Schwartzel in Match Play opener

On a day on which the biggest surprise was the 2 and 1 defeat of Rory McIlroy by Dane Soren Kjeldsen in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, the three South Africans fared particularly well. Charl Schwartzel led the way with a heavy defeat of Byeong Hun An, who was a winner in his group last […]

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Williams part of large Sunshine Tour group in Kenya

Mark Williams of Zimbabwe will be first off of the Sunshine Tour players in this year’s Barclay’s Kenya Open, the first event on the Challenge Tour, which tees off at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi tomorrow. But he is just one of 14 players who have plied their trade on the Sunshine Tour in recent […]

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