Christiaan Bezuidenhout has confirmed his participation in the Alfred Dunhill Championship, which tees off at the iconic Leopard Creek Country Club on 26 November.
The annual event will be the second of three co-sanctioned competitions by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour on South African soil in what will be known as the ‘Summer Swing.’
Bezuidenhout will be one of the headline acts at the Dunhill Championship as he lines up next to some of the country’s best local talents, while a couple of other big names are expected to join the exciting field.
The world No 58 is currently preparing for next week’s Masters at Augusta National, which could prove to be a week for the seven South Africans in the field.
‘Leopard Creek is one of my favourite courses worldwide, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship is one of the tournaments I’d love to win just because it’s played at such a special course,’ Bezuidenhout said.
‘I’m getting more comfortable with where my game is at and my swing, and the whole environment of playing on the European Tour and PGA Tour and playing with the best players in the world.’
The 2016 champion at the prestigious event, Brandon Stone, is also relishing the opportunity to return in the hope of bagging a second title after two years of foreign winners with David Lipsky (2018) and Pablo Larrazabal (2019).
‘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,’ said Stone.
The European Tour’s ‘Summer Swing’ will kick off with the return of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club from 19-22 November, before the Dunhill is held at Leopard Creek from 26-29 November.
The swing will then conclude with the exciting SA Open, which will be held at the famous Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 3-6 December.