Joburg Open

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Joburg Open
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Tournament information
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Course(s)Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
Par71 (West)
72 (East)
Length7,203 yards (6,586 m) (West)
7,656 yards (7,001 m) (East)
Tour(s)Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Asian Tour (Dec 2017)
FormatStroke play
Prize fundR 16,500,000
Month playedDecember
Final year2017
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Richard Sterne (2013)
To par−27 Richard Sterne (2013)
Final champion
India Shubhankar Sharma
Johannesburg is located in South Africa
Location in South Africa

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

The tournament was contested over both the West and East courses for the first two rounds, enabling a large field of 210 competitors, with the final two rounds being played over the East course following a cut to the top 65 and ties.[1]

The tournament was co-sanctioned by the European Tour, which helped provide a larger prize fund and attract stronger fields. It was one of several tournaments in South Africa on the European Tour's international schedule. It was also one of the events where high-finishing players earned entry into The Open Championship if not already exempt.

Originally contested in January or February, the tournament moved to December in late 2017 and became a tri-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour joining the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour in sanctioning the event; the number of players in the field increased from 210 to 240. The December 2017 event was part of the 2018 European Tour.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Shubhankar Sharma  India 264 −23 3 strokes South Africa Erik van Rooyen
Darren Fichardt  South Africa 200 −15 1 stroke Wales Stuart Manley
England Paul Waring
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


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

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