This years 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge is just around the corner:
The current champion; Thomas Bjørn is the man to beat.
This African golfing event started in 1981, it is played on the Gary Player Country Club course at Sun City, in South Africa’s North West Province, it is a 7831 yard par 72 course . The contest became an official tournament on the Sunshine and European Tours last year, and is played to the stroke play format.
The Sun City Nedbank Golf Challenge tournament was a 12-player invitational event, with the field being made up of defending champion, the Sunshine Tour order of merit winner, the four major winners and then completed with the top players in the Official World Golf Rankings following the U.S. PGA Championship. In 2006, the tournament carried World Rankings points for the first time since 1999. In 2013 it was expanded to 30 players: the defending tournament champion; the top 10 PGA Tour FedEx Cup players, the top 10 European Tour Race to Dubai players; the Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winners; the Alfred Dunhill Championship winner; and the top 5 South African players in the World Rankings.
Here at Best of Golf South Africa we specialize in this tournament when it comes to memorabilia; just do a NEDBANK search and you will find a selection of framed images and compilations we carry. These beautifully framed compilations include signed photographs, flags and score cards and are a tribute to the past players and winners. These framed pictures can be viewed at our stores in the Garden Route Mall, George and a shop and gallery at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Oubaai, Herolds Bay. For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us via our web site.
December 2-7 are the dates to save, for this years Nedbank Golf Challenge it has been announced that prices will be the same as they were for the 2013 edition of this African Major competition. Prices range from R 80.00 during practice which takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of December, to R 200 on the final day, children under 12 enter for free on all days of practice and play.
The winner takes home $1.25 million all players in the championship will find it a challenge
Players confirmed for this years tournament
Morten Ørum Madsen
Dawie van der Walt
Brendon de Jonge
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Maybe we will get to see this guy Jamie Sadlowski, an amazing hitter of the golf ball, at this years Nedbank Golf Chllenge!
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Nedbank Challenge – RECORDS
Els holds the record for the lowest four rounds in the history of the event. When he won in 1999 he finished on 25-under-par 263 after rounds of 67, 66, 64, and 66.
He has appeared in the event 16 times, more than anyone else.
Els, with 46 sub-par rounds, has gone under par four times more than the next best on the list, Nick Price. However, the record for best stroke average (minimum 12 rounds) belongs to Lee Westwood, followed by Price, in second, and Els in third.
On the subject of low scoring, the lowest rounds Els and Sergio Garcia, both of whom have carded 63s. Padraig Harrington fired a 61 in 2001, but placing was allowed that year.
The record for the worst total belongs to Ian Woosnam, who was 21-over-par in 1993, a staggering 45 shots behind the winner, Nick Price.
Two-time winners include Seve Ballesteros, with consecutive victories in 1983 and 1984, Langer, with wins in 1985 and 1991, Jim Furyk in 2005 and 2006, and Westwood, with back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2011.
There have been eight playoffs in the history of the Nedbank Challenge. Sergio Garcia edged Retief Goosen for the title in 2003. He also chipped in on the first extra hole to edge out Ernie Els in 2001, which means he, too, is a two time winner.
In 2009, Robert Allenby became the first Australian winner of the title when he edged out Henrik Stenson in a playoff. In 2000, Els defeated Lee Westwood. In 1998, Nick Price beat Tiger Woods. In 1996, Colin Montgomerie got the better of Els. In 1982, Raymond Floyd beat Craig Stadler. And in 1981, Johnny Miller defeated Seve Ballesteros.
The biggest playoff took place in 2005, when Jim Furyk defeated Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen and Adam Scott after extra holes.