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COETZEE,LUITEN LEAD THE FIELD IN PORTUGAL

2017 Joburg Open: Day 2

Joost Luiten and George Coetzee will take a share of the lead into the second round of the Portugal Masters after firing seven under par rounds of 64 on day one at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. From The European Tour Luiten set the target in the morning and was then caught by Coetzee with Italy’s Nino Bertasio, Frenchman Grégory ...

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TIGER WOODS’ PGA TOUR EVENT IN JEOPARDY

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Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour event terminates contract with Congressional, currently has no sponsor. THE Tiger Woods Foundation is in for a mad scramble if it wants to continue hosting a PGA Tour event. Woods’ foundation — which has hosted the AT&T National turned Quicken Loans National, mainly at Congressional Country Club in Washington D.C. — is out of a sponsor ...

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ROSE OUT TO EASE MASTERS PAIN

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London — Justin Rose’s motivation to secure the FedEx Cup goes beyond the $10 million bounty that he, unlike others, is happy to admit he is thinking about. Rose’s 2017 thus far is dominated by a near miss, that at the Masters in April, with the former US Open champion determined to make success rather than falling short his season’s ...

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EARLY BIRD SURRY LEADS ST FRANCIS LINKS

2017 Vodacom Origins - St Francis: Day 1

England’s Steve Surry got a little carried away with his birdie putt on the final hole in the first round on Thursday of the Vodacom Origins of Golf event at St Francis Links, but he still carded an eight-under-par 64 to lead. Source :Sunshine Tour He made 10 birdies and two bogeys to take a one-stroke edge into the second ...

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RITCHIE SHOOTS 66 IN “REWARDING” ST FRANCIS OPENER

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JC Ritchie lived up to his billing as a dark horse in the Vodacom Origins of Golf event at St Francis Links as he closed with six consecutive birdies in an opening round of six-under-par 66 on Thursday to be just two off the early pace. Source :Sunshine Tour After starting his round without any fireworks – he made pars ...

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CHARAMBA SEEKS WAY BACK FROM GOLF WILDERNESS

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Tongoona Charamba had been a professional golfer for barely two years when he became the third black golfer to win on the Sunshine Tour circuit after clinching the SAA Pro-Am Invitational at Kempton Park Golf Club in 2006. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Two years later, he won the Namibia PGA Championship in an impressive season in which he went on to ...

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KRUYSWIJK SEEKS CHALLENGE TOUR CHARGE IN KAZAKHSTAN

2017 Sun City Challenge: Day 3

Jacques Kruyswijk is aiming to make an end-of-season surge on the European Challenge Tour – starting at this week’s Kazakhstan Open. From The European Tour/Challenge Tour History has shown how important the Almaty event has been, with all of the 12 previous Kazakhstan Open champions going on to earn European Tour cards at the end of the season. South Africa’s ...

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DJ EAGER TO AVENGE MISSED OPPORTUNITY

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ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson enters this week’s golf Tour Championship hoping to make up for his disappointment at the season-ending event a year ago and says his game is right where it needs to be. Johnson, who is third in the season-long points race, is one of five golfers who control their fate this week at East Lake in Atlanta ...

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ZIM’S WILLIAMS’ DETERMINATION FACING ST FRANCIS TEST

2017 Sun Boardwalk Challenge: Day 2

Mark Williams is defending champion in the Vodacom Origins of Golf event at St Francis Links which gets underway on Thursday, and he brings good form as well as good memories into the tournament. Source : Sunshine Tour He finished in a share of 10th in last week’s Sunshine Tour event played at Port Elizabeth’s Humewood Golf Club, and that ...

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OOSTHUISEN TO PLAY TRI-SANCTIONED JOBURG OPEN

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The Joburg Open will make history as it becomes the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament on South African soil, and it also features a new date and venue on the Sunshine Tour this year. Source : Compleat Golfer At the launch of the R16.5-million tournament at Soweto Country Club on Wednesday, Sunshine Tour executive director, Selwyn Nathan, announced that the Joburg ...

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