The ever-present threat that Toto Thimba presents on the Big Easy Tour is founded on his ability to turn on the magic at the toughest moments. With a win at Big Easy Centurion and a handful of good results this season he ranks fourth for the Tour Championship.
Thimba has competed at the highest levels across Southern Africa, finishing as high as fifth at the Zambia Open and the Royal Swazi Open. Over seven years on the Sunshine Tour the Mamelodi local has earned seven top-10s, but his wins have come on the Big Easy Tour.
At Big Easy Houghton in 2012 he stood out on the tough greens. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course tests every element of a player’s game, but Thimba was good enough and shot rounds of 66, 67 to claim his maiden win.
This season the 27-year-old not only won, but came close to a second victory at Big Easy Benoni, where he shot 66 for the first round.
Curently ranked 86th on the Sunshine Tour with three top-15 results to his name, Thimba will not back down if he plays his way into the mix at the Big Easy Tour Championship this week.
NAME: Toto Thimba Junior
DATE OF BIRTH: 10 February 1986
LOW ROUND SCORE: 65
BIG EASY RANK: 04