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Leopard Creek

The delights of Rory killed all cynicism

Chilling with the golfers & the wildlife at Leopard Creek’s 13th

Stone displays top-class golf & temperament in big Leopard Creek win

Stone shows he’s blessed with temperament as well as ‘game’

Noren blitzes front nine to win from far behind

Noren aimed low but ended over the moon

Golf no longer number one in Goosen’s life

The best way to avoid an awful thrashing

The lack of interest in the Olympic golf competition is palpable

Air of inevitability as Schwartzel wins Tshwane Open

Weddings & golf tournaments – justifying the expense

Porteous keeps the confidence but loses the arrogance … and wins

Sweet success for Stone on toughest day of his life

Van Zyl ensures nothing kills his momentum in SA Open

Els wants local SA Open winner this year before big plans for next year

Good things have happened recently as well …

Sun City ends era with increased crowds & enthusiastic sponsors

Leishman has the energy to end testing year on a high

Schwartzel puts two frustrating years behind him at Leopard Creek

This summer tradition will be almost unrecognisable

Schwartzel pictures Glendower favourably despite agony there

Glendower confirmed as SA Open hosts for 3rd straight time

Ahlers wins as 3rd visit to water not redeemable for Van Zyl

Koro Creek’s Ahlers takes the Investec bonus pool

Coetzee struggles but still leads Investec Cup

Coetzee scrambles but remains in front

Coetzee & Van Zyl on top as Millvale ‘torment’ ends

Schwartzel & Coetzee lead after daunting day at Millvale

Coetzee ‘all over the show’ but in pole position

R3.5 million at stake with Fisher Jnr in prime position

Pace unbeatable at home, now for the majors!

On-fire Pace heads for Investec Cup & then the U.S.

No impatience for Coetzee as he wins Tshwane Open

Coetzee rides wave of home support to win Tshwane Open

Six golfers lead heading into Tshwane Open final round

Otaegui takes advantage of friendly conditions with superb 62

Otaegui’s 62 sees the Spaniard into the lead in Tshwane Open

Madsen makes an early move in Tshwane Open

Last 2 holes boost Madsen into Tshwane Open lead

Coetzee does not know which game will pitch up in Tshwane Open

Pretoria CC parklands very different to Copperleaf but Fisher still favourite

Consistent Fisher Jnr motors to victory with precision golf

Brilliant Fisher Jnr roars to victory at Africa Open

Fisher on fire in compelling Africa Open triumph

Ford unable to keep up with dazzling Fisher Jnr

Fisher Junior has excellent chance for greatest triumph

Englishman & Spaniard lead, but locals well-positioned

Ford leads on his own, but local hopes still alive

Four South Africans have Ford in their sights

Aggression born out of frustration brings reward for Phelan

Overseas dominance of Sunshine Tour continues in first round of Africa Open

Bad joke for local contingent at Africa Open

Keeping it simple pays off for struggling De Kock

Englishmen dominant, but SA contingent eager to maintain Africa Open stranglehold

Right attitude crucial in blustery East London

Refreshed Horne looking for improvement at Africa Open

Mowat ready for date with destiny

Africa Open overseas player profiles

Sullivan is the master of Johannesburg golf

Sullivan happy to play all his golf in Joburg

Relaxed J-Bay lifestyle rubbing off on Wallie’s golf

Contrasting fortunes for two veteran leaders

62 came ‘out of the blue’ for Henning

Frustrated Henning gets a 62 out of the blue

Wood back at Africa Open looking to right ‘injustice’ of 2011

SA Open champ Sullivan comes to Joburg eyeing the top-50 & the majors

Tshwane Open moves to the heart of the city

Tshwane Open moves to Pretoria CC, but Euro rising stars still expected

Order of Merit triumph means Aiken is finally playing in Nedbank Golf Challenge

 

Schwartzel poised to show he is fitting successor to Els

Sullivan still on top, but new local chasing him

Schwartzel the star of SA Open 2nd round, just 1 behind

Kruger inspired by Els & goes one better

Els breezes to 67 & asks for tougher rough

All agree Glendower will be stern SA Open test

Locals aim to bring SA Open crown home for first time since 2011

Els to commit himself to SA Open

Grace surges to victory with addictive blend of power & precision

Wire-to-wire Leopard Creek win ‘something special’ for Grace

Big fat triple bogey knocks Bjerregaard out of contention

Grace laughs off ‘iffy round’ as chasing pack catch him

Molinari unable to eat away at Grace’s lead despite good start

Still a great divide between Grace & the chasing pack at Leopard Creek

Jason Palmer – one of the strangest techniques in golf

Grace plays with aplomb to stretch his lead

Grace doubles lead for Alfred Dunhill Championship record

Grace races to the top of Alfred Dunhill Championship leaderboard

Some things old & something new working for Grace

Roos powers to low round of first morning

Schwartzel gives brutal assessment of his Leopard Creek chances

Schwartzel less than enthusiastic about his chances at Leopard Creek

Roper has theory for lack of SA success at Sun City

Willett simmers, then red-hot over the weekend at Sun City

Willett deserves his ‘ridiculous’ Sun City cash-in

Rookie Willett all class as he cruises to victory at Sun City

Tremendous Willett roars to victory at Sun City

Willett in pole position as NGC enters final straight

Three Englishmen at the top of Sun City leaderboard

Donald’s star still shining brightly at Sun City

Donald two ahead of Fisher midway through front nine

Luke Donald looks to have a second wind

Nobody can stop sublime Donald’s charge into the lead

Donald star of the NGC second round at Sun City

Donald blooms in sensational fashion at Sun City

Poor tee shot on par-3 12th costs Fisher the lead

Fisher still on top, but four on his heels

Weird & wonderful brings the crucial variety to sport

Most consistent driving gives Fisher first-round lead

Fisher calls on experience & backs driver

Top-class Fisher claims two-shot lead

Fisher finishes strong for 2-stroke lead

Coetzee & Fisher top of the leaderboard

Entertaining Aphibarnrat claims early share of lead

Experience will matter a great deal at Sun City

Time for caution at brutal Gary Player CC course

Journeyman Ahlers guaranteed more than a million at Sun City

Na latest to confirm participation as NGC nears half-full

Grace now feels at home on golf’s greatest stage

Two SA Opens in a row for Glendower

Remembering the base of the triangle

Interesting times for Sunshine Tour event organisers

Fisher shows top-class patience to win Tshwane Open

Fisher in control as nobody else moves on wet day

Fisher has the lead & the complete game for once

Dyson & Fisher Junior start late & claim lead

Copperleaf’s sheer length the obvious challenge

Coetzee charges past Aiken & Walters

Lee & Molinari lead Joburg Open after 2 rounds

Expanded field, points & prizemoney for NGC

Van der Walt holds off Fichardt for 1st major title

Van Zyl one of the favourites for Tshwane Open

Akasia Country Club

NGC profits from demise of Tournament of Hope

Record-breaking Sterne faultless and precise

Sterne safe as houses

Record-breaking Sterne on top in Joburg

Sterne & Fisher maintain lead

Van Zyl out of the limelight, but for how long?

Bish, bash, bosh; Fisher Junior soars into the lead

Sterne, Fisher lead; George & Charl chase

Schwartzel frustrated with his putter

Sterne shining again where it all began for him

Sterne & Kieffer share the lead

Self-effacing Easton steals the limelight

New stars take centre-stage at historic RJ&K

McIlroy on song in 2012 – easily world number one

We’ll always have Sun City … or will we?

Kaymer aiming to be a star like Langer

Kaymer wins NGC with composure under pressure

Kaymer stays composed under pressure to triumph at Sun City

Frontrunners know it won’t be easy

Oosthuizen overcomes another dodgy meal

Langer not as dominant but still victorious

Langer shows the way as star golfers struggle

Seniors embarrassing the full-time pros

Steady Lawrie emerges in front at midway

Langer says long putters ‘part of the game’

Haas in front but leaderboard concertinas on him

Haas & Colsaerts lead … but just by 2

Schwartzel laid low by freak injury

Home favourites downplay their chances

Louis IDs Westwood & his driver as biggest threat

Stenson banishes the nagging doubts

Stenson sitting pretty in high-stakes SA Open

225:1 outsider leads SA Open

Schwartzel & Sterne highly motivated for SA Open success

Ernie Els: Big, but not so easy – especially in SA

Westwood back, but Els declines

South Africa launch 5th & 6th Euro Tour events

Sunshine Tour golfers finally have matchplay opportunity

SA women golfers receive LET boost

Fancourt impresses her visitors

Grace wants to crack the top 50

Grace beats Els & Goosen in playoff

Goosen provides good golf, wine

Grace shrugs off his mistakes

Colsaerts again on top

Charl knows not to underestimate Fancourt

Goosen criticises the Links set-up

Grace takes his time but leads

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