List of golfers with most Sunshine Tour wins

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This is a list of golfers who have recorded the most number of tournament wins on the Sunshine Tour since it was established. It was previously named the South African winter Tour, the FNB Winter Tour and the South African Tour. This list contains golfers who have won any number of events that are and/or have been recognized as professional golf events in South Africa. There are some complications in preparing such a list, and different publications have produced different numbers.

The Sunshine Tour is based in primarily in South Africa with a few events held in neighbouring countries including Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia, and in the past Zimbabwe. Originally known as the Sunshine Circuit, the tour was known simply as the Southern Africa Tour, or Southern Africa PGA Tour, until the start of the 2000/2001 season when it was rebranded as the Sunshine Tour.

The number of wins a player can accumulate on the Sunshine Tour depends in part on how many years he devotes to the tour. There have always been some leading African players or Sunshine Tour members from outside Africa who have gone on to play part or full time on the U.S.-based PGA Tour and cut back their commitments in Africa, and this seems to be an increasing trend.

Many of the players on the list have won many events on other tours and unofficial events. The numbers in the "Majors" column are the total number of major championships the player won in his career whether or not he was a member of the Sunshine Tour at the time. Major Championships are not counted as Sunshine Tour victories, and do not count towards the Order of Merit. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold.

Members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are annotated HoF.

This list is up to date through 31 October 2014.

This list may be incomplete.
Rank Name Lifespan Country Wins Majors Winning span
1 Gary Player HoF 1935–  South Africa 73 9 1955–1981
2 Mark McNulty 1953–  Zimbabwe
 Ireland
33 0 1979–2002
3 Bobby Locke HoF 1917–1987  South Africa 30 4 1935–1958
4 Sid Brews 1899–1972  South Africa 26 0 1925–1953
5 John Bland 1945–  South Africa 21 0 1970–1991
6 Tony Johnstone 1956–  Zimbabwe 17 0 1984–1998
7 Ernie Els HoF 1969–  South Africa 16 4 1991–2010
T8 Jean Hugo 1975–  South Africa 15 0 1999–2014
Bobby Lincoln 1953–  South Africa 15 0 1985–1999
T10 Desvonde Botes 1974–  South Africa 13 0 1993–2006
Darren Fichardt 1975–  South Africa 13 0 1997–2013
Dale Hayes 1952–  South Africa 13 0 1971–1978
Jaco van Zyl 1979–  South Africa 13 0 2005–2013
T14 Adilson da Silva 1972–  Brazil 12 0 1997–2013
Des Terblanche 1965–  South Africa 12 0 1989–2007
T16 Fulton Allem 1957–  South Africa 11 0 1986–1991
Hugh Baiocchi 1946–  South Africa 11 0 1971–1989
Justin Hobday 1963–  South Africa 11 0 1989–2001
James Kingston 1965–  South Africa 11 0 1992–2013
Hennie Otto 1976–  South Africa 11 0 1999–2011
Wayne Westner 1961–  South Africa 11 0 1983–1996
T22 John Fourie 1939–  South Africa 10 0 1970–1977
Allan Henning 1944–  South Africa 10 0 1963–1980
Nick Price HoF 1957–  Zimbabwe 10 3 1979–1998
Ashley Roestoff 1963–  South Africa 10 0 1992–2002
T26 Marc Cayeux 1978–  Zimbabwe 9 0 1998–2008
Retief Goosen 1969–  South Africa 9 2 1991–2009
Titch Moore 1976–  South Africa 9 0 2000–2014
Roger Wessels 1961–  South Africa 9 0 1992–2001
Chris Williams 1959–  England
 South Africa
9 0 1985–2007
T31 Thomas Aiken 1983–  South Africa 8 0 2004–2014
Hendrik Buhrmann 1963–  South Africa 8 0 1991–2005
Bobby Cole 1948–  South Africa 8 0 1969–1986
Trevor Fisher Jnr 1979–  South Africa 8 0 2003–2014
Bradford Vaughan 1975–  South Africa 8 0 1997–2006
T36 Warren Abery 1973–  South Africa 7 0 1998–2010
Keith Horne 1971–  South Africa 7 0 1998–2014
Louis Oosthuizen 1982–  South Africa 7 1 2004–2012
Charl Schwartzel 1984–  South Africa 7 1 2004–2013
Ulrich van den Berg 1975–  South Africa 7 0 2000–2013
Steve van Vuuren 1959–  South Africa 7 0 1995–2007
T42 David Frost 1959–  South Africa 6 0 1983–1999
Simon Hobday 1940–  South Africa 6 0 1971–1985
Derek James 1960–  South Africa 6 0 1991–1994
Doug McGuigan 1970–  South Africa 6 0 2003–2012
Jake Roos 1980–  South Africa 6 0 2008–2013
Nico van Rensburg 1966–  South Africa 6 0 1989–2005
T48 Denis Hutchinson 1932–  South Africa 5 0 1959–1970
Trevor Immelman 1979–  South Africa 5 1 2000–2007
Sean Pappas 1966–  South Africa 5 0 1992–2000
Richard Sterne 1981–  South Africa 5 0 2005–2008

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