Alfred Dunhill Championship

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Alfred Dunhill Championship
Tournament information
Location Malalane, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Established 2000
Course(s) Leopard Creek Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,287 yards (6,663 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,500,000
Month played November
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Charl Schwartzel (2012)
To par −24 Charl Schwartzel (2012)
Current champion
South Africa Brandon Stone
Leopard CreekCC is located in South Africa
Leopard CreekCC
Leopard Creek
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Location in South Africa

The Alfred Dunhill Championship is a men's professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. It is part of the Southern African Sunshine Tour and is one of four events in South Africa that are co-sanctioned by the more prestigious European Tour.

The tournament was founded in 2000, but its origins lie in Dunhill's sponsorship of the South African PGA Championship between 1995 and 1999. Following the 1999 Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship, the company decided to discontinue their association with the South African PGA, and create their own stand alone tournament. The first event was held in January 2000 at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg, and replaced the South African PGA Championship on the European Tour calendar.

In 2004, the tournament was rescheduled to December, resulting in two events being staged that year. Following this change, the Alfred Dunhill Championship has formed part of the following year's European Tour season. In addition, the event was moved to the Leopard Creek Country Club, just south of the Kruger National Park in Malalane, Mpumalanga.

The Dunhill Championship should not be confused with the Dunhill Links Championship, a much richer European Tour event with the same sponsor which is played in Scotland.

In 2016, the Alfred Dunhill Championship replaced the South African Open as the tour's flagship event by the Official World Golf Ranking governing board, starting in December 2016. The winner is awarded a minimum of 32 OWGR points.

Winners[edit]

Year Season Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Sun Euro
Alfred Dunhill Championship
2016 2016 2017 Brandon Stone  South Africa 267 −21 6 strokes South Africa Richard Sterne
2015 2015 2016 Charl Schwartzel (4)  South Africa 273 −15 4 strokes France Grégory Bourdy
2014 2014 2015 Branden Grace  South Africa 268 −20 7 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
2013 2013 2014 Charl Schwartzel (3)  South Africa 271 −17 4 strokes England Richard Finch
2012 2012 2013 Charl Schwartzel (2)  South Africa 264 −24 12 strokes Sweden Kristoffer Broberg
2011 2011 2011 Garth Mulroy  South Africa 269 −19 2 strokes Scotland George Murray
2010 2010 2011 Pablo Martín (2)  Spain 277 −11 2 strokes South Africa Anthony Michael
Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2009 2009 2010 Pablo Martín  Spain 271 −17 1 stroke South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2008 2008 2009 Richard Sterne  South Africa 271 −17 1 stroke Sweden Johan Edfors
England Robert Rock
2007 2007 2008 John Bickerton  England 275 −13 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
England Lee Slattery
2006 2006–07 2007 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 275 −13 1 stroke South Africa Charl Schwartzel
Dunhill Championship
2005 2005–06 2006 Ernie Els  South Africa 274 −14 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2004* 2004–05 2005 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 281 −7 Playoff
(1st hole)
England Neil Cheetham
2004* 2003–04 2004 Marcel Siem  Germany 266 −22 Playoff
(3rd hole)
France Grégory Havret
France Raphaël Jacquelin
2003 2002–03 2003 Mark Foster  England 273 −15 Playoff
(2nd hole)
Denmark Anders Hansen
South Africa Trevor Immelman
Scotland Paul Lawrie
South Africa Doug McGuigan
South Africa Bradford Vaughan
2002 2001–02 2002 Justin Rose  England 268 −20 2 strokes England Mark Foster
South Africa Retief Goosen
South Africa Martin Maritz
Alfred Dunhill Championship
2001 2000–01 2001 Adam Scott  Australia 267 −21 1 stroke England Justin Rose
2000+ 1999–00 2000 Anthony Wall  England 204 −12 2 strokes Scotland Gary Orr
Wales Phillip Price

* Two events in 2004 due to change in scheduling from January to December.
+ 2000 event reduced to three rounds because of rain.

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Coordinates: 25°26′38″S 31°32′02″E / 25.444°S 31.534°E / -25.444; 31.534