Leopard Creek ready for 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship
The magnificent Leopard Creek course will once again host the finest professionals from the Sunshine Tour and European Tour at the 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship, from November 26-29.
The Championship is one of the flagship events in world golf with its unique setting and ambience, nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the magnificent Kruger National Park.
The splendour of the location has been a wonderful backdrop over the years to the world-class golf played, which has been reflected in the quality of its champions.
Since its inception in 2000, the list of past champions has included Major Champions and former world No.1s Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els. The current champion is Pablo Larrazábal, who kept going last year despite foot problems to win by one shot in an exciting finish.
While there is excitement that the Alfred Dunhill Championship is able to go ahead, it is unfortunate that it will not be possible to welcome spectators to Leopard Creek because of the current issues relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
“In our 21st year, we are delighted that the event can continue, albeit in a different way. We are sorry that we cannot have spectators, but we are sure golf fans will understand,” said Guy Sanan, Richemont.
“We would like to thank so many people who have made it possible for us to carry on. The Sunshine Tour, the European Tour, the professionals and the officials, volunteers and staff who give up their time to put on this unique event.
“We look forward to welcoming the professionals to Leopard Creek, and showcasing the wonder of the natural splendour of South Africa to a global audience.”