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Slam-dunk Burmy in solid US Open start

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If Dean Burmester takes just a single memory from his debut major, the slam-dunk eagle on 18 in the first round yesterday at Shinnecock Hills would be enough. But that eagle turned a so-so round into a good one – at least in the context of a brutal set-up which saw the lead shared by […]

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Oosthuizen leading South African in US Open

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The last time the US Open was played at Shinnecock Hill in 2004, Retief Goosen won his second US Open title with a two-stroke edge over Phil Mickelson. He’s not there this year, but there are six South Africans who are. Dean Burmester, Ernie Els, Dylan Frittelli, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel will […]

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Schietekat ends five-year winless run with Sun City win

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It has been a while. It took Neil Schietekat all of five years to claim a second victory on the Sunshine Tour and after his triumph in the Sun City Challenge which he won with a total of six-under-par 210 on Thursday, the 34-year old admitted he’d begun to doubt whether he can win again. […]

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Football great Radebe inspires Sunshine Tour pro Bruiners

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By Michael Vlismas When Lucas Radebe spoke to the Sunshine Tour’s Gary Player Class of golfers recently, what he said to inspire them hit Heinrich Bruiners like a one iron right between the eyes. “He told us that nobody can be you. You need to want to do this for yourself and not for anybody […]

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Kruger birdie-blitz takes control at Sun City

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Jbe’ Kruger says he found something at the range this morning and whatever he found worked wonders as the reigning Sun Carnival City champion signed for a birdie-laden eight-under-par 64 in the second round of the Sun City Challenge. “I found something on the range this morning which made me swing a little bit freer,” […]

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Nortje in early Sun City lead

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Riekus Nortje produced the lowest score of the day when he shot an opening four-under-par 68 round of the Sun City Challenge held at the Gary Player Country Club on Thursday. Starting from the 10th tee, Nortje opened with a birdie before making three straight pars. Two more birdies made it onto his card on […]

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Burmester qualifies for US Open

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Dean Burmester will play in the US Open next week after he made it though Sectional Qualifying at Walton Heath in England yesterday. Burmester was one of 14 players who earned the right to play at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York from June 14-17. He carded rounds of six-under-par 66 on the […]

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