Sterne searching for game at Leopard Creek

This week Richard Sterne returns to Leopard Creek Country Club for the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which he won in 2008. After a slump over the second half of 2014, he’s hoping that a return to his favourite course will rekindle his game.

“It’s always nice to come back here, it’s a place where I’ve got some good memories. Hopefully that can help to get my golf going again. I haven’t been playing great, but I’ve been putting in a bit of work and hopefully we’ll figure it out,” he said.

Sterne’s last top 10 came at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October, where he tied for sixth place. He’ll aim to continue his trend of success at Alfred Dunhill tournaments when he tees up at Leopard Creek on Thursday.

The 33-year-old has picked up four of his six European Tour victories on home soil and he was excited to compete in South African yet again.

“It’s always nice to play at home. We’ve got a good run of tournaments here. They’re a bit more spread out this year, but it’s nice to come and play in South Africa and we generally do well here, so hopefully I can kick off to a good start,” he said.

This week also presents a great opportunity for Sterne to make a fast start on the 2015 Race to Dubai ahead of the festive break. He has an eye to compete on both the PGA and European Tours, which means he’ll need to make the most of every start he gets.

“The nature is spectacular here. It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s really nice, like a second home, and the golf course is great, so you can’t ask for much more,” he said.

 

Sterne searching for game at Leopard Creek

This week Richard Sterne returns to Leopard Creek Country Club for the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which he won in 2008. After a slump over the second half of 2014, he’s hoping that a return to his favourite course will rekindle his game.

 

“It’s always nice to come back here, it’s a place where I’ve got some good memories. Hopefully that can help to get my golf going again. I haven’t been playing great, but I’ve been putting in a bit of work and hopefully we’ll figure it out,” he said.

 

Sterne’s last top 10 came at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October, where he tied for sixth place. He’ll aim to continue his trend of success at Alfred Dunhill tournaments when he tees up at Leopard Creek on Thursday.

 

The 33-year-old has picked up four of his six European Tour victories on home soil and he was excited to compete in South African yet again.

 

“It’s always nice to play at home. We’ve got a good run of tournaments here. They’re a bit more spread out this year, but it’s nice to come and play in South Africa and we generally do well here, so hopefully I can kick off to a good start,” he said.

 

This week also presents a great opportunity for Sterne to make a fast start on the 2015 Race to Dubai ahead of the festive break. He has an eye to compete on both the PGA and European Tours, which means he’ll need to make the most of every start he gets.

 

“The nature is spectacular here. It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s really nice, like a second home, and the golf course is great, so you can’t ask for much more,” he said.

 

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