It was a good weekend for southern-hemisphere competitors with South Africa’s Justin Harding and Australian Matt Jones dominating the European Tour and PGA Tour.
Harding wins Magical Kenya Open
A second European Tour title was added to Harding’s accolade list this past Sunday. More than two years after reigning supreme at the Qatar Masters, the 35-year-old was rewarded for his very solid start to 2021. Harding was composed and focused to fight off Kurt Katiyama with a two-stroke victory at the Karen Country Club. His emotion afterwards proved the significance of being in the winners’ circle again and it could be a kickstart for bigger things to come this year.
Jones rolls back the years at Honda Classic
At 40 years old, Jones also bagged his second triumph on the PGA Tour on Sunday with victory at the Honda Classic. The Australian waged a brilliant battle on the tricky PGA National Resort, with a five-shot win evidence of his strong dominance over the past four days. A steady final round made for a comfortable win in the end.
Kruger makes headlines in Benoni
On the local front, Jbe Kruger bagged his fifth career win on the Sunshine Tour with a two-shot vicory at the Gauteng Championship. Kruger delivered a final-round masterclass at the Ebotse Links to come out on top in another enthralling four rounds of high-quality Sunshine Tour golf. With three events already done and dusted in the 2021 season, local attention will now shift to the Serengeti Estates this week for the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational.