Event Name :
South African Open Championship 2013
Start Date : Friday, 15 November 2013
End Date : Monday, 18 November 2013
Durban Country Club, Durban
Country : South Africa
Sports & Outdoors
The South African Open Championship in 2013 is one of the principal tournaments on the Sunshine Tour. It is also well-known as the flagship event, co-sanctioned by the European Tour that receives a special recognition from the Official World Rankings. However, the actual winner being guaranteed a minimum of 32 points regardless of the strength of the field.
The PGA European Tour and its American counterpart, the PGA Tour, are considered to be the most famed and richest golfing competitions in the world. It is now looked upon as initiated in year 1903, introduced a non-stop series of exhibition matches, and was predominantly contested over just 36holes, till the time it was expanded to become a 72 hole tournament in 1908.
Besides, the situation for the leading 10 players or the European stars who join the tour is like that they are automatically chosen for the European team to compete against the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. However, competing from the start to end is no less than a pinnacle of a golfer’s career.
Nevertheless, this Golf Championship holds the prize fund of €1,000,000, and thus have observed most successful players like Bobby Locke who won nine titles and Gary Player with 13 victories over 40 years amid 1956 and 1981.
The South African Open Championship is renowned worldwide as the second-oldest national golf championship, after the British Open and is returning back to the famous Durban Country Club in Durban after 1893.