Dylan Frittelli has confirmed his participation in the upcoming South African Open, which tees off at the Gary Player Country Club on 3 December.
The event will conclude the Summer Swing of co-sanctioned events by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour on South African soil – and where better to do that than at the second-oldest national competition in the world?
Frittelli led the South African charge at this past weekend’s Masters in Augusta, Georgia, where he finished in T5 – his highest finish ever at a Major.
The impressive result also moved the 31-year-old, who has been playing majority of his golf on the PGA Tour over the past few seasons, up to 71st in the Official World Golf Rankings with his presence expected to bring a lot of excitement to the SA Open.
‘We’re delighted to have Dylan join the South African Open field shortly after what was such an incredible performance by him at the Masters,’ said Sunshine tour commissioner Thomas Abt.
‘As the Sunshine Tour we are very proud of what he’s achieved on the international stage. The South African Open has always prided itself on having the support of the country’s leading professionals, and Dylan adds his name to a very exciting field this year.’
Frittelli will join other big names in the field such as Christiaan Bezuidenhout, George Coetzee, Brandon Stone, Justin Harding, Wilco Nienaber and Garrick Higgo, just to mention a few.
This year’s edition of the SA Open will also make its own history as it will be the first time it is being played at the iconic Gary Player Country Club.
‘I’m very proud that the Gary Player Country Club has been selected to host the SA Open this year. I can honestly say that never as a young man did I ever think the South African Open would be played on a golf course I had designed. Our national Open has travelled around the country and throughout its history has always been played on our most iconic golf courses. The fact that the Gary Player Country Club will now become a part of this history is a very special moment for me,’ said Gary Player.
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