• NGC 2018: 11 Saffas on duty at Sun City

    Branden Grace wins NGC 2017
    Grace defends this year

    As many as 11 South Africans will be looking to keep the Nedbank Golf Challenge on home soil as the European Tour swings into Sun City this week.

    Saffas in action (Race to Dubai rankings):

    Brandon Stone – 18th

    Brandon Stone wins Scottish Open
    Stone already has a Rolex Series title to his name

    Erik van Rooyen – 34th

    Erik van Rooyen
    Van Rooyen was second at the Joburg Open

    Branden Grace – 37th

    Branden Grace
    Grace defends this year

    Dylan Frittelli – 38th

    Dylan Frittelli
    Frittelli has switched to the PGA TOUR

    Dean Burmester – 63rd

    Dean Burmester of South Africa
    Burmester has performed well at Rolex Series events

    George Coetzee – 68th

    George Coetzee
    Coetzee won on home soil

    Thomas Aiken – 71st

    Thomas Aiken
    Aiken played his way to Sun City

    Darren Fichardt – 72nd

    Darren Fichardt
    Fichardt bagged a top 10 last year

    Trevor Immelman – 81st

    Immelman won here in 2007

    Sponsor’s invites:

    Louis Oosthuizen

    Louis Oosthuizen
    Oosthuizen has good form at the Gary Player CC

    Charl Schwartzel

    Charl Schwartzel
    Schwartzel was T12 in 2017

    First alternate:

    Richard Sterne

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