Half a dozen of the South Africans in action at the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge left Sun City more than a million rand richer. We look at the breakdown.
Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa’s top-ranked player, said after the round that he had no regrets in trying to go for the miracle shot that would’ve helped him finish solo second. Blocked out on the right off the tee, Oosthuizen took on the smallest of gaps through the trees but his ball clipped the cart path and ricocheted backwards back into the grandstand. [Read HERE what Louis said about that shot!]
A double-bogey followed and that allowed Sergio Garcia to finish second. The Spaniard claimed the cheque of R11,840,323 with Oosthuizen ‘settling for’ R6,668,409.
Louis wasn’t joking when he said someone could’ve gotten seriously injured… pic.twitter.com/naOWnYaCTN
— Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius) November 12, 2018
Africa’s Major proved to be extremely lucrative for Darren Fichardt, who bag a second successive top 10 finish, and Dean Burmester. Both earned a handsome payday but more importantly, played their way into the season finale in Dubai which sets them up for another big cheque in the final Rolex Series event of the year.
What they earned at the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge:
Louis Oosthuizen: R6,668,409
Darren Fichardt: R2,238,204
Dean Burmester, Branden Grace: R1,699,042
Dylan Frittelli, Richard Sterne: R1,156,410
Trevor Immelman: R932,675
George Coetzee, Charl Schwartzel: R629,541
Thomas Aiken: R363,090
Brandon Stone, Erik van Rooyen: R271,786