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Don't forget about the 2013 NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE!!!

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Yes as most know, Tiger's tournament is this weekend featuring an impressive list of names.




The European Tour has a very impressive field of its own in South Africa with a 6.5 million dollar purse (US)


Brendon De Jonge, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, and Gary Woodland are all among this fairly stacked field. 


  Name Affiliate Club Country Category Rank  
  Fredrik ANDERSSON HED Black Mountain GC SWE 0k 190  
  Kiradech APHIBARNRAT Singha THA 0k 68  
  Thomas BJÖRN   DEN 0d 10  
  Grégory BOURDY Golf Bordelais FRA 0k 112  
  Kristoffer BROBERG Haninge GK SWE 0k 191  
  Rafa CABRERA-BELLO LOPESAN Hotel Group ESP 0k 127  
  Magnus A CARLSSON Frösåker G&CC SWE 0k 286  
  Paul CASEY   ENG 0k 94  
  George COETZEE Pretoria CC RSA 0k 91  
  Brendon DE JONGE Pipers Glen ZIM 0c 26  
  Luke DONALD   ENG 0c 28  
  Jamie DONALDSON Macclesfield GC WAL 0d 5  
  Victor DUBUISSON   FRA 0d 6  
  Ernie ELS   RSA 0e 24  
  Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO GFC Golf & Business ESP 0d 7  
  Darren FICHARDT Centurion Golf Estate RSA 0k 1  
  Ross FISHER   ENG 0k 80  
  Tommy FLEETWOOD Formby Hall ENG 0k 117  
  Marcus FRASER Corowa GC Resort AUS 0k 99  
  Stephen GALLACHER Kingsfield Golf Centre SCO 0k 62  
  Sergio GARCIA Club de Golf Del Mediterraneo ESP 0c 22  
  Branden GRACE Fancourt RSA 0b 0  
  JB HANSEN Royal Mougins GC DEN 0k 215  
  Andreas HARTØ Furesø Golfklub DEN 0k 281  
  David HORSEY Styal GC ENG 0k 222  
  David HOWELL Queenwood, Surrey ENG 0k 97  
  Mikko ILONEN Black Mountain GC, Hua Hin FIN 0k 81  
  Raphaël JACQUELIN Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort FRA 0k 119  
  Thongchai JAIDEE Black Mountain THA 0d 9  
  Scott JAMIESON   SCO 0k 107  
  Martin KAYMER   GER 0a 0  
  Maximilian KIEFFER Fleesensee GCC GER 0k 260  
  Pablo LARRAZÁBAL El Prat GC ESP 0k 96  
  Peter LAWRIE GREENi Golf IRL 0k 266  
  Shane LOWRY Carton House IRL 0k 75  
  Joost LUITEN   NED 0d 12  
  David LYNN Blowers Watches.com ENG 0k 42  
  Morten Ørum MADSEN Silkeborg GC DEN 0i 0  
  Matteo MANASSERO Royal Park I Roveri ITA 0d 11  
  Edoardo MOLINARI Asiago GC ITA 0k 264  
  Ryan MOORE   USA 0k 33  
  Thorbjørn OLESEN   DEN 0k 58  
  Louis OOSTHUIZEN Albertinia GC RSA 0e 30  
  D A POINTS   USA 0c 30  
  Julien QUESNE   FRA 0k 125  
  Robert ROCK The Belfry/Robert Rock Golf Academy ENG 0k 238  
  Justin ROSE Golf at Goodwood ENG 0c 10  
  Brett RUMFORD Royal Perth AUS 0k 77  
  Ricardo SANTOS Oceânico Victoria GC POR 0k 216  
  Charl SCHWARTZEL Blair Atholl RSA 0c 27  
  Peter SENIOR Hope Island Resort AUS 0h 0  
  Henrik STENSON Barseback G&CC SWE 0c 1  
  Richard STERNE Pearl Valley Golf Estate RSA 0d 8  
  Graeme STORM Rockliffe Hall ENG 0k 287  
  Kevin STREELMAN   USA 0c 25  
  Simon THORNTON Team Ireland Golf IRL 0k 288  
  Peter UIHLEIN Floridian USA 0d 14  
  Dawie VAN DER WALT Paarl GC RSA 0k 2  
  Jaco VAN ZYL Dainfern GC RSA 0k 137  
  Marc WARREN   SCO 0k 111  
  Romain WATTEL Bussy St Georges FRA 0k 202  
  Bernd WIESBERGER Reiters-Hotels.com AUT 0k 56  
  Danny WILLETT   ENG 0k 114  
  Chris WOOD Long Ashton GC ENG 0k 71  
  Gary WOODLAND   USA 0c




post #2 of 9

Yep, it should be a VERY good tournament.  I wouldn't bet against Schwartzel again this week either.....

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Yep, it should be a VERY good tournament.  I wouldn't bet against Schwartzel again this week either.....

Indeed! However, I'd find it hard to bet on anyone else than Henrik Stenson when push comes to shove. He loves the course (1st place in 2008, 2nd in 2009). 


“I love the golf course – it is one of my favourites in terms of the design because it can be played as a resort course for the many people who enjoy all year round but then it allows the tournament officials the opportunity to really toughen it up for us when we arrive and make it a real test for the pros.

“You have to be very precise with your iron play around here and that was the real key to my victory here." -Stenson




About the Course

The golf course at the Gary Player Country Club, since its opening in 1979, has been acknowledged as South Africa’s premier championship test of golf.

The home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981, this immaculately groomed layout has received rave reviews from the world’s top golfers, who agree that it is both demanding and fair. This course has been consistently rated as the best in South Africa, and compares with the best in the world.

The first course in South Africa to be constructed to stringent USGA specifications, this layout is famed for its length (over 7000 metres from the championship tees), its dramatic backdrops of the Pilanesberg Mountains, and its spectacular indigenous vegetation that flanks the fairways.

The first facility in South Africa to be built with multiple tees, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels of skill, but even from the forward tees it remains a challenge. A distinguishing feature of the course is its greens complexes which allows for interesting pin positions on the clover-shaped putting surfaces protected by strategically placed bunkers.

post #4 of 9

Looking forward to seeing more of Stenson. His power is unreal lately.

post #5 of 9

Looking forward to seeing this tournament. I like that they expanded the field this year.  I wonder how long Stenson can ride his wave of dominance? I hope he figures out the wrist issues!

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post #6 of 9
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Just woke up to check on this..."Suspended play for a dangerous situation." on the website. If it was weather wouldn't they just say weather? 


Anybody know what's going on? I don't have golf channel up right now. 

post #7 of 9
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Nevermind, got the channel working on my computer, looks like inclement weather. It started working just in time to see a bunch of meerkats rush the green right when Justin Rose was putting. That was hilarious. 

post #8 of 9

This will be a great event too. Looking forward to some couch time this weekend. :-)

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One of my favorite golfers...Jamie Donaldson in the lead after round 2 by three strokes. But HOLD ON....Henrik Stenson has another nice round and is currently in second place. Things shaping up really nicely around this tournament. 

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