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Strong South African challenge at Leopard Creek

South African winner of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Championship from November 26-29 at Leopard Creek.

Following last year’s victory by Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal and the 2018 triumph by American David Lipsky, the South Africans are determined to re-establish their dominance of the Championship on a golf course that is close to all their hearts.

Larrazábal has confirmed that he will return to defend the title he won in spectacular fashion last year as he battled through blisters on the final day to claim his fifth European Tour title.

Christian Bezuidenhout, currently ranked 58th in the world, said: “Leopard Creek is one of my favourite courses worldwide and the Alfred Dunhill Championship is one of the tournaments I’d love to win because it’s played at such a special course.”

The young star will head to Leopard Creek after competing in his first Masters, and with the confidence of a solid performance on the PGA Tour this year where he made the cut in seven of the 10 tournaments he played, including four top-25 finishes.

Brandon Stone will be looking to join Charl Schwartzel and Pablo Martin as the only multiple winners of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, and is relishing the prospect of returning to Leopard Creek.

“I’ve always loved this tournament and this golf course. It’s a tournament I’ll play for the rest of my career. To be able to have my name on that trophy is special,” he said.

The 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship will be played for R29 million (€1.5 million approx) in prize money, making it the richest event on the Sunshine Tour this season.