2013 South African Open Championship


Dates: Nov. 21-24, 2013
Location: Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Course: Glendower Golf Club
Purse: €1,100,000



The South African Open Championship is one of the oldest national open golf championships in the world, and is one of the principal tournaments on the Sunshine Tour. South Africa's rising stars will join a top international line-up in pursuit of the 103rdSouth African Open Championship title this November 21-24 at the classic layout of the Glendower Golf Club, one of the top courses in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

Defending champion Henrik Stenson will spearhead the international challenge in the 103rd South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club from 21-24 November 2013. Last year after lifting the prestigious trophy, the current world number six promised his delighted fans to come back to defend his SA Open title and he is making good on his word - even if it means that he won’t be teeing it up for Sweden in the World Cup over the same weekend.

The competition will be decided over 72 holes of stroke play. All contestants participate in the first two rounds. On conclusion of the second round there will be a cut to the 65th-placed professional and those tying. In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a sudden-death playoff on holes to be determined by the Tournament Director.

Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parkland golf course in Johannesburg, South Africa. A challenging golf course set amidst gorgeous surroundings, Glendower Golf Club is said to be a test for the world’s best golfers, hence the welcome return as host of this prestigious tournament 2013.

The first event was organized in 1903, since 1997 it has also been co-sanctioned by the European Tour, and as the flagship event on the Sunshine Tour, the tournament also receives special status from the Official World Golf Ranking, with the winner being guaranteed a minimum of 32 points regardless of the strength of the field. The field for this golf event consist of 156 professionals and amateurs.



2012 Results

Pos Player name Nat Hole Par
1 STENSON, Henrik SWE 18 -17
2 COETZEE, George RSA 18 -14
T3 AIKEN, Thomas RSA 18 -13
T3 KAYMER, Martin GER 18 -13
5 SCHWARTZEL, Charl RSA 18 -11
T6 FLEETWOOD, Tommy ENG 18 -9
T6 FICHARDT, Darren RSA 18 -9
T6 CARLSSON, Magnus A SWE 18 -9
T9 OTTO, Hennie RSA 18 -8
T9 JONZON, Michael SWE 18 -8

Past Winners

Year Season Winner Score
Sunshine European
South African Open Championship
2012 2012 2012 Henrik Stenson 271 (−17)
2011 2011 2011 Hennie Otto 274 (−14)
2010 2010 2011 Ernie Els 263 (−25)1
2009 2009 2010 Richie Ramsay 275 (−13)
2008 2008 2009 Richard Sterne 274 (−14)
South African Airways Open
2007 2007 2008 James Kingston 284 (−4)
2006 2006–07 2007 Ernie Els 264 (−24)

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