Thomas Bjørn | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 27th, 2011

At the beginning of 2010, Thomas Bjørn sat on a couch in a press centre and declared, “I’m at the crossroads with everything. I’m getting a bit older and making swing changes to carry me through to my mid-40s.”  It was a moment of pure honesty for a man who … Read more »

Simon Dyson | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 26th, 2011

England’s Simon Dyson is quite obviously looking forward to making his debut in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.  He quite clearly hopes to follow the footsteps of another great English golfer in Nick Faldo, who won at Sun City in 1994.  But he also has enough admiration for Ernie Els to … Read more »

Robert Karlsson | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 26th, 2011

A long jump pit seems an odd place for the start of a golf career. But Sweden’s Robert Karlsson credits the pure freedom he felt playing there as a child with the start of his successful, but often frustrating, path in the game. The first golf club he picked up … Read more »

Charl Schwartzel | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 25th, 2011

In 2009, Charl Schwartzel travelled into the heart of the Namibian desert to find something he thought he might have lost forever. Always a quiet, almost shy individual, Schwartzel was worried that he had lost the fire in his game. “It used to be there,” he said. “When I turned … Read more »

Martin Kaymer | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 25th, 2011

When the Mettman Golf Club first opened its doors in this suburb of Düsseldorf, little did anybody think of the role it would play in shaping one of the greatest young talents of this generation.  At the age of 10, Martin Kaymer wandered across the road from his home to … Read more »

Anders Hansen | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 24th, 2011

Denmark’s Anders Hansen makes his return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the back of a year in which he established himself in the bigger events, with finishes of third in the WGC Cadillac Championship in March and then third in the 2011 PGA Championship. Hansen played in his first … Read more »

Bernhard Langer | Player Profile | Nedbank Senior Challenge

by Golfer on October 24th, 2011

Bernhard Langer, born in Anhausen, Bavaria in Germany, became the first player to be ranked number one when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986. The two-time US Masters champion was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002; a well-deserved honour as since turning professional … Read more »

Lee Westwood | Player Profile | Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on October 21st, 2011

  Lee Westwood’s staggering eight-shot victory in the 2010 Nedbank Golf Challenge was significant in so many respects.  It was a victory against an elite field of the world’s 12 best available golfers only a few weeks after he claimed the world number one ranking from Tiger Woods.  It was … Read more »

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