The tussle for number one – an intercontinental challenge

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

For the first time in the 30-year history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the number one position on the Official World Golf Rankings is on the line. Lee Westwood knows that in order for him to retain his spot as the highest ranked player, he has to either win in … Read more »

Moving day

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

The third round in any 72-hole golf tournament is known as “moving day.” It is during the penultimate round that a player can either position themselves to make a serious charge during the final round, or effectively play themselves out of contention. The Gary Player Country Club’s layout has shown … Read more »

Oldies but goodies

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

It has been agreed that the addition of the eight-man field of senior professionals that contested separate event, the Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge, was a huge success. Consider this: Mark McNulty, who scored 67, made 31 on the back nine – if this isn’t golf of the highest standard, what … Read more »

The cream is rising

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

The old cliché of the cream rising to the top would seem to apply to the developments after the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Put another way, it is not for nothing that Lee Westwood occupies the number spot in golf, and although the tournament is only at … Read more »

A flock of eagles

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

What a difference a day makes – during the first round of the NGC we saw a host of double bogeys and a ‘triple-drop’ – but during the second round there was only one score worse than a bogey, and it was Ernie Els who suffered the ignominy of being … Read more »

The big beach bash

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

One of the most sought after invitations at the Nedbank Golf Challenge is to the traditional Beach Party held after the opening round, and this year again the Valley of the Waves was the place to see and be seen. The players, a generous sprinkling of celebrities, and the who’s … Read more »

Drips and Drabs

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

Louis Oosthuizen, who fired a 1-under par 71 yesterday, felt decidedly ill today, and at one point there were concerns whether he would be fit enough to play. After the disappointment of Rory McIlroy having to withdraw last year because of contracting a mysterious virus, the last thing the fans … Read more »

Double Trouble at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

Prior to the opening round in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, as usual there was much speculation as to what sort of score might win the event. It was generally agreed that due to the rough being not nearly as severe as usual (because of the particularly dry spring and early … Read more »

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