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The Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City takes place from Thursday to Sunday

How will they fare?


SA players
Charl Schwartzel Ernie Els Louis Oosthuizen Richard Sterne Branden Grace Darren Fichardt Dawie van der Walt
No SA player has won the trophy in ve years. Trevor Immelman won in 2007 At least 29 players already released for the tournament. Final player to be named after the Alfred Dunhill tournament at Leopard Creek today

Born: Aug 31 1984 Turned pro: 2002 Country: South Africa World ranking: 21* NGC appearance: Fifth

Born: Oct 17 1969 Turned pro: 1989 Country: South Africa World ranking: 24 NGC appearance: 18th

Born: Oct 19 1982 Turned pro: 2002 Country: South Africa World ranking: 32 NGC appearance: Third

Born: Aug 27 1981 Turned pro: 2001 Country: South Africa World ranking: 49 NGC appearance: Second

Born: May 20 1988 Turned pro: 2007 Country: South Africa World ranking: 51 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: May 13 1975 Turned pro: 1994 Country: South Africa World ranking: 138 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Feb 11 1983 Turned pro: 2007 Country: South Africa World ranking: 358 NGC appearance: Debut

Rest of the world


Henrik Stenson Justin Rose Luke Donald Sergio Garcia Jamie Donaldson Victor Dubuisson Ryan Moore

Thomas Bjorn

Born: April 5 1976 Turned pro: 1998 Country: Sweden World ranking: 3 NGC appearance: Fifth

Born: July 30 1980 Turned pro: 1998 Country: England World ranking: 5 NGC appearance: Fifth

Born: Dec 7 1977 Turned pro: 2001 Country: England World ranking: 15 NGC appearance: Sixth

Born: Jan 9 1980 Turned pro: 1999 Country: Spain World ranking: 19 NGC appearance: Ninth

Born: Oct 19 1975 Turned pro: 2000 Country: Wales World ranking: 30 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: April 22 1990 Turned pro: 2010 Country: France World ranking: 31 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Dec 5 1982 Turned pro: 2005 Country: USA World ranking: 33 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Feb 18 1971 Turned pro: 1993 Country: Denmark World ranking: 34 NGC appearance: Third

Gonzalo FernndezCastao

Francesco Molinari

Martin Kaymer

Matteo Manassero

Kevin Streelman

Thongchai Jaidee

Joost Luiten

Gary Woodland

Born: Oct 13 1980 Turned pro: 2004 Country: Spain World ranking: 36 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Nov 8 1982 Turned pro: 2004 Country: Italy World ranking: 37 NGC appearance: Third

Born: Dec 28 1984 Turned pro: 2005 Country: Germany World ranking: 38 NGC appearance: Second

Born: April 19 1993 Turned pro: 2010 Country: Italy World ranking: 41 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Nov 4 1978 Turned pro: 2001 Country: USA World ranking: 43 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Nov 8 1969 Turned pro: 1999 Country: Thailand World ranking: 48 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Jan 7 1986 Turned pro: 2006 Country: Netherlands World ranking: 55 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: May 21 1984 Turned pro: 2007 Country: USA World ranking: 57 NGC appearance: Debut

Darren Andrew Points

Brendon de Jonge

Peter Uihlein

Morten Orum Madsen

Thaworn Wiratchant

Peter Senior

Most appearances
Ernie Els 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Nick Price Bernhard Langer David Frost

Nick Colin Faldo Montgomerie

Born: Dec 1 1976 Turned pro: 1999 Country: USA World ranking: 63 NGC appearance: Debut
HOLE PAR STROKE METRE 1 4 7 403 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 13 3 6 11 15 17 1 5 520 411 195 449 388 206 450 545 3 567

Born: July 18 1980 Turned pro: 2003 Country: Zimbabwe World ranking: 66 NGC appearance: Debut
HOLE PAR STROKE METRE 10 5 16 500 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 72 10 14 2 8 6 18 12 4 419 200 406 550 431 193 437 459 3 595

Born: Aug 29 1989 Turned pro: 2011 Country: USA World ranking: 67 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: April 9 1988 Turned pro: 2011 Country: Denmark World ranking: 121 NGC appearance: Debut

Born: Dec 28 1966 Turned pro: 1987 Country: Thailand World ranking: 144 NGC appearance: Debut Sun City, North West

Born: July 31 1959 Turned pro: 1978 Country: Australia World ranking: 301 NGC appearance: Debut

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Courses tricky holes


Course: Established: Length: First Prize: Gary Player CC 1981 7 162 m $1.25 million

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Lowest rounds
61 63 63 63 63 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64
Padraig Harrington 3rd round 2001 Ernie Els Sergio Garcia Henrik Stenson Nick Watney Nick Faldo Jim Furyk Darren Clarke Ernie Els Colin Montgomerie John Huston Angel Cabrera Lee Westwood 4th round 2002 4th round 2001 1st round 2008 3rd round 2009 2nd round 1994 4th round 1998 3rd round 1999 3rd round 1999 3rd round 2000 3rd round 2000 2nd round 2005 2nd round 2010 Hole 18: Tee shot must lay up short and right of the water, leaving long second shot to an undulated green protected by front right and left bunkers
Sources: nedbankgolfchallenge.com, officialworldgolfranking.com

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Most victories
David Frost Nick Price Ernie Els
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3 (1989, 1990, 1992) 3 (1993, 1997, 1998) 3 (1999, 2000, 2002) 2 (2001, 2003) 2 (2005, 2006) 2 (2010, 2011)

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Sergio Garcia Jim Furyk Lee Westwood


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All-time money-winners
Ernie Els Nick Price Sergio Garcia David Frost Jim Furyk $8.3 million $4.5 million $4.3 million $3.7 million $3.3 million
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Winners on debut
Johnny Miller Ray Floyd Bernhard Langer Mark McNulty

1981 1982 1985 1986


Compiled by: PULE MOKHINE

Hole 17: Dry route guarded by sand so tee shot must split fairway rolling into the left towards the water

Hole 14: Accurate tee shot required on this dogleg right par 5

Retief Goosen $3.2 million


Photos: Backpagepix, Gallo Images

* Week 47 November 24 2013