South Africa’s second-oldest professional golf tournament will be played at St Francis Links in the Eastern Cape from 4-7 November.
This will mark the first time St Francis Links hosts the South African PGA Championship.
“The association is proud to partner with the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency to stage the event in the province where the PGA was founded in 1922,” said Ivano Ficalbi, chief executive of the PGA of South Africa.
“This partnership will add to the PGA’s transformational strategy and allow the PGA to achieve numerous objectives such as the growth and education of diverse candidates to membership of the PGA within the province as well as promote the fabulous Eastern Cape as a golf tourism destination.”
Darren Fichardt won the 2020 championship to add his name to a list of champions including Gary Player, Ernie Els, Nick Price, Louis Oosthuizen and Dale Hayes.
“The South African PGA Championship has a proud history and occupies a premier place on our Sunshine Tour schedule,” said Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.
“The work done by the PGA of South Africa is vital in terms of the general health of South African golf and growing the game around the country, and it’s a privilege for us to work with them and the ECPTA in showcasing this championship at a world-class venue such as St Francis Links.”
Jimmy Headbush, promoter of the South African PGA Championship, said: “We have a world-class golf course, leading professional golfers, a top broadcast partner in SuperSport, and the beautiful Eastern Cape province all combining for a recipe for a successful tournament.
“To stage an event of this magnitude, it is vital to seek partners that share in the ethos of the PGA Championship of being embedded in tradition and excellence. We are delighted to include Dirk Ellis Volkswagen, Allesverloren Wine Estate, Provantage and Cape St Francis Resort to be part of this championship.
“Most importantly, the tournament is embraced and supported by provincial government, the Sarah Baartman municipality, Kouga local municipality and South African Tourism.”