Robert’s fond return to SA

Robert Wiederkuhr spends most of his time teaching golf in Switzerland, but the Sunshine Tour holds a special place in his heart and he’s come back in the hopes of earning a 2013 Sunshine Tour card.

“I love coming back here and playing golf. I started golf in South Africa, and unfortunately I couldn’t keep my card here last year, but I made it three years ago here, so I think I can do it again,” he said.

The Sunshine Tour veteran failed to retain his card in 2012. He knew what it took to earn a card at QSchool in Bloemfontein, having achieved the feat with a seventh-place finish in 2010.

“It’s always tough to come back. You’ve got to be ready for this, because you’ve got five rounds and that makes it a marathon. This heat is tough, especially when you’re 43,” he said.

His passion for the sport was rekindled by his time amongst the youngsters. Having played with two amateurs for the first two rounds, he enjoyed comparing his wiser approach to their raw playing style.

“It’s nice to see these young guys play, because they leave very few putts short and they go for everything. They have that freedom of youth, whereas we are a bit more tentative,” he said.

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