The crowd is hushed, eagerly anticipating the outcome. One last gentle putt and the ball travels smoothly across the flawless green and into the hole. Victory! Applause ripples across the crowd and the newest winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge is awarded his grand prize.
The Nedbank Golf Challenge is one of the highlights of the South African sporting calendar. In a 36 year history, the event has featured the biggest names in world golf. With 72 players, playing over 4 days, for a purse of $7.5 million. The 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player takes place from the 9th – 12th November 2017 and forms part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour and the penultimate event on the Race to Dubai.
The 7 000m Gary Player Country Club at Sun City has been the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981. Considered the best course in South Africa, the course – which was designed by legendary golfer Gary Player – has been deemed by top international players as demanding yet fair. As the tournament commences, 72 of the world’s top players will encounter bunkers in imaginative locations, water hazards and pins tucked out of sight on kidney-shaped greens.
Players for the 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player are still to be announced.
With an eye-popping $7.5 million in prize money, the Nedbank Golf Challenge attracts top talent and golf fans from around the globe.
With a first prize of $1.25 million, spectators are assured of first-class entertainment on the greens. As an added bonus, players’ rankings at the Nedbank Golf Challenge also count towards Official World Golf Ranking points and Ryder Cup points. Additionally, but ranking at the Nedbank Golf Challenge will also count on both the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Race to Dubai.