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golf: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:40 am AFKI Original
Africa loves sport, and the popularity of numerous top sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket has inevitably attracted tech companies that are interested in funding sport in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various teams, competitions and players. Numerous global and local tech brands benefit from this, while the sports themselves require the finances provided by these deals to survive and thrive.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:00 am
South African professional golfer Jaco Van Zyl is excited for the opportunity to represent his country at this month’s 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Golf is to be played at the Olympics for the first time since 1904, as it has been reintroduced to the games alongside sevens rugby for the 2016 games.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:35 am
South African golfer Jaco Van Zyl has withdrawn from both The Open Championship and the USPGA Championship in order to focus entirely on his performance at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio. Golf is to be played at the Olympics for the first time since 1904, as it has been reintroduced to the games alongside sevens rugby for the 2016 games.
Dana Sanchez, 10:21 am
With golf making its first appearance in the 2016 Olympics in 112 years, and a vote coming in 2017 to decide whether it stays or not, the 2016 event in Rio is off to a weak start. Some of the world’s best players have little interest competing in the 2016 Olympics, and others are concerned about their health and the health of their unborn children. South African Charl Schwartzel is skipping the Olympics. He and his wife want to have more children and the risk of Zika is too great.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:00 am AFKI Original
South African former golfer Gary Player is a legend of the sport, but aside from his world-renowned abilities on the course, he is an incredibly interesting personality and a great ambassador for his country. He became famous for the quote: “The harder you work, the luckier you get”, and it is that work ethic and determination that he successfully carries through in all of his activities. Here we take a look at 8 things that you should know about golf legend Gary Player.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:22 am AFKI Original
South African golfer Haydn Porteous emerged as the victor at the Joburg Open over the weekend, allowing him to win his first European Tour event following a bogey-free three-under-par final round of 69.The relatively unknown 21-year-old managed to take the title by two shots on 18 under from fellow South African Zander Lombard (71), meaning that both golfers earned a spot at the British Open at Royal Troon in July.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:12 am AFKI Original
The Joburg Open is taking place in Johannesburg between January 14 and 17, with 200 of the world’s top golfers descending on the Royal Kensington Golf Club in the city for a chance to win one of the most prestigious tournaments on the South African and European golf tours.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:59 am
South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen came just short of winning his second Open Championship title at St Andrews on Monday evening when he failed to come top in a three-way playoff with Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman. The top golfer required a birdie on the 18th hole to match Johnson’s one-under total for the four-hole playoff, but his 10-foot putt missed the target, handing Johnson the title in a tense final session.
Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm
There are more than 40 golf courses around Kenya, from Nairobi, to Naivasha, to the sunny coast. Whether you are a business traveller looking to strike a deal on the links, or a leisure tourist wanting to soak up the Kenyan sun, there’s a course for you.
Lee Scher, 1:00 am AFKI Original
If you don’t have a ticket to the 2015 Master’s tournament underway in Augusta, there’s always Morocco. Check out some of Morocco’s top-rated golf courses. One of the great things about golf is the variety of courses you can choose to play. At the Amelkis course in Morocco, the scenery is spectacular and golf becomes so much more than just a walk in the park. Just bring your best strokes and let it rip.
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