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STRYDOM UP FOR ‘TOUGH” HIGHLAND GATE CHALLENGE

2017 Dimension Data Pro-Am: Day 2

Ockie Strydom finished in a share of third in the 2011 South African Open Championship at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, and he reckons the track at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate is pretty similar. So he’s hoping that his 2011 performance will stand him in good stead in the 54-hole R750,000 Vodacom Origins of Golf event in Mpumalanga ...

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INSPIRED BREMNER READY TO TAKE NEXT STEP

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After a lengthy break, five-time Sunshine Tour winner Merrick Bremner heads into this week’s Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament with some lofty goals as he seeks to take his career to the next level. By Michael Vlismas   The 31-year-old South African joins a field at the Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate that includes multiple European Tour winner Brandon ...

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SPIETH MOVES TO SECOND, GRACE INTO TOP 30

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  Champion Golfer of the Year Jordan Spieth moved to second in the official world golf rankings following his stunning win at Royal Birkdale on Sunday. WATCH: The moment Spieth sealed the win Spieth battled Matt Kuchar for 36 holes in Southport before a blitz on the closing stretch saw off Kuchar, leaving the 23-year-old to claim the Claret Jug. ...

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ZACK TO BRANDEN: YOU’RE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS

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Branden Grace made history on Saturday in the 146th Open Championship as he fired the lowest-ever round in a major championship, and he didn’t even know he was doing it. He carded an bogey-free eight-under-par 62 around Royal Birkdale in perfect weather conditions, which catapulted him into contention ahead of the leading players heading off later in the afternoon. “Let’s get ...

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PGA OF AMERICA HONOURS ZIM’S LEADBETTER

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WORLD renowned Zimbabwean golf instructor, David Leadbetter was last week honoured in the United States for his sterling contribution to the global game after being named the PGA of America’s Teacher of the Year, for the first time in his career. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Leadbetter, who grew up in Zimbabwe and learnt the game at Chapman Golf Club, has worked ...

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RESET TIME FOR SCHWARTZEL AT THE OPEN

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As the weather eases off over the weekend at Royal Birrkdale, as it is forecast to do, Charl Schwartzel will have to regather himself if he is to challenge in the 146th Open Championship. He’s still reasonably placed in the context of the damage the wind and rain wreaked during Friday’s second round after his horror-show round of eight-over-par, but giving ...

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SCHWARTZEL ONE BACK AT THE OPEN

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Charl Schwartzel opened his Open Championship with a four-under-par 66 at Royal Birkdale, leaving him just one shot back of the American trio of Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar. Out of the 156-man field, Schwartzel was one of only 14 players to birdie the opening hole, and, with six more birdies on his card including birdies at the ...

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ERNIE’S BODY ROLLS BACK THE YEARS AT BIRKDALE

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He likes the course, and it showed on Thursday as Ernie Els fired a two-under-par 68 in the opening round of the 14th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale to set himself up just three shots off the lead. And it was just a relief for him that his 47-year-old body came to the party in a tournament that he prizes above ...

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NETHUNZWI CLAIMS MAIDEN BET WIN-ZIM’S BENTLEY LOSES IN PLAY OFF

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Member of the Gary Player Class of 2017-18 Musiwalo Nethunzwi claimed his first win on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour when he defeated Zimbabwe’s Greg Bentley on the first playoff hole in the final round of the BET Glendower event on Wednesday. Source: sunshine Tour After sharing top spot on six-under-par, both players had a chance to claim a memorable ...

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ZIM’S BENTLEY  POWERS TO GLENDOWER LEAD

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Greg Bentley of Zimbabwe powered himself to the top of the leaderboard in round one of the BET Glendower tournament when he shot an impressive seven-under-par 65, a shot ahead of Musiwalo Nethunzwi, on Tuesday. Source : Sunshine Tour The Zimbabwean made four birdies on the front nine, and two more on the back nine were accompanied by an eagle ...

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