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 7,228 yards (6,609 m) (West)
7,677 yards (7,020 m) (East)
Tour(s) Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund R 16,500,000
Month played January
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Richard Sterne (2013)
To par −27 Richard Sterne (2013)
Current champion
South Africa Haydn Porteous
Johannesburg is located in South Africa
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Location in South Africa

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 six tournaments in South Africa on the European Tour's international schedule.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
2016 Haydn Porteous  South Africa 269 −18 2 strokes South Africa Zander Lombard
2015 Andy Sullivan  England 270 −17 2 strokes South Africa Wallie Coetsee
England David Howell
Republic of Ireland Kevin Phelan
South Africa Jaco van Zyl
England Anthony Wall
2014 George Coetzee  South Africa 268 −19 3 strokes England Tyrrell 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 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°09′22″S 28°06′29″E / 26.156°S 28.108°E / -26.156; 28.108