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Bezuidenhout has lofty goals for 2024

Former Alfred Dunhill Championship winner Christiaan Bezuidenhout has laid out his goals for this year, including his strong belief that a win on the PGA Tour will come sooner rather than later.

“One hundred per cent I believe I can win on the PGA Tour,” says the winner of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in 2020, who has adjusted well to his move to America and has had five top-10s – including two runners-up finishes – on the PGA Tour as he pushes for that maiden victory.

“It’s just a matter of time where you find that week where most of your game clicks. On the Florida Swing where the golf courses are a little tougher, I actually feel like it suits my game more. I definitely believe I can win on the PGA Tour and I’m pretty sure it will happen soon.”

With The Masters looming as the year’s first Major in April, Bezuidenhout also outlined his goal to secure a spot at Augusta National Golf Club with a return back in the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking. The South African is currently ranked 55th.

“That’s always the goal every year. You want to crack that top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings and it would be nice to crack that mark again and get myself a Masters invitation again. I’ve had some good memories there and it would be nice to qualify for that again.

“I’ve played in a few Majors and that’s where you want to play and get the best performances in. Hopefully I can play my way back into the top 50 in the world and qualify for all four Majors this year, which I believe I can.”

And an Olympic year as well as the Presidents Cup also ranks highly on his list of goals. Bezuidenhout is currently the highest ranked South African in the world, thereby guaranteeing him a place in the two-man SA team for the Olympics in Paris this July.

“I’ve played the Japan Olympics and I’d love to qualify for that again as well. Any time that you can represent your country it’s a huge honour. I’m also a member of the Sunshine Tour so I’d like to represent the Tour there as well. Hopefully I can be in that two-man team and represent the country well. And then I played the Presidents Cup two years ago for the first time. It’s one of those tournaments I don’t want to miss.”