Joburg Open

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Joburg Open
Tournament information
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Established 2007
Course(s) Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
Par 71 (West)
72 (East)
Length 7,203 yards (6,586 m) (West)
7,658 yards (7,002 m) (East)
Tour(s) Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,300,000
Month played February
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Richard Sterne (2013)
To par −27 Richard Sterne (2013)
Current champion
South Africa George Coetzee

The Joburg Open is a men's professional golf tournament on the Southern Africa based Sunshine Tour. The event was founded in 2007, and is played in January at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The tournament is contested over both the West and East courses for the first two rounds, enabling a large field of over 200 competitors, with the final two rounds being played over the East course following a cut to the top 65 and ties.[1]

Since its inauguration, the tournament has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour, which has helped provide a larger prize fund and attract stronger fields. It is one of four tournaments in South Africa on the European Tour's international schedule, alongside the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the South African Open and the Africa Open.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
2014 George Coetzee  South Africa 268 (−19) 3 strokes England Tyrell Hatton, South Korea Jin Jeong
South Africa Justin Walters
2013 Richard Sterne (2)  South Africa 260 (−27) 7 strokes South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2012 Branden Grace  South Africa 270 (−17) 1 stroke England Jamie Elson
2011 Charl Schwartzel (2)  South Africa 265 (−19) 4 strokes South Africa Garth Mulroy
2010 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 261 (−23) 6 strokes Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
South Africa Keith Horne
2009 Anders Hansen  Denmark 269 (−15) 1 stroke South Africa Andrew McLardy
2008 Richard Sterne  South Africa 271 (−13) Playoff
(2nd hole)
Sweden Magnus A. Carlsson
South Africa Garth Mulroy
2007 Ariel Cañete  Argentina 266 (−19) 2 strokes South Africa Andrew McLardy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kingston seeks title double in South Africa". PGA European Tour. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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