Lucas Bjerregaard will be hoping to add the Alfred Dunhill Championship trophy to his cabinet when he tees off at Leopard Creek on Thursday.
Having already won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews back in 2018, Bjerregaard could become only the second player ever to win both these events after South Africa’s Branden Grace achieved the feat in 2012 and 2014.
‘They are two very special events in their own way, and played on very special courses,’ said the Dane.
‘So, of course I’m really excited about going to Leopard Creek, and hopefully I can join Branden in winning both of them.’
Bjerregaard is also looking forward to the opportunity of embracing the beauty of the Leopard Creek layout once again with high temperatures expected to greet players this week.
‘Leopard Creek is so unique. I’ve never played a course quite like it. I’m always amazed when I’m there as to how Gary Player and Johann Rupert could even imagine a golf course like that in those surroundings.
‘I think anyone that has ever had the privilege of playing Leopard Creek has been amazed standing on the 13th green [which overlooks the Kruger National Park]. It’s pretty special putting with rhinos, elephants and crocodiles in the background. Any win at Leopard Creek would be special. We’re so blessed to play such a unique course so it would obviously mean a lot to me,’ he said.
Bjerregaard has two European Tour titles to his name with a Portugal Masters victory in 2017 the first.