Dean Burmester Claims Back-to-Back DP World Tour Victories in South Africa

Dean Burmester Wins 2023 South African Open Championship
Dean Burmester is interviewed following his victory at the Investec South African Open Championship at Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate on Dec 03, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker via Getty Images)

LIV Golf’s Dean Burmester shot a final-round 68 to win the South African Open Championship and secure back-to-back victories on the DP World Tour.

Burmester, who won last week’s Joburg Open, entered Sunday’s finale in Johannesburg two shots off the lead. His final round featured six birdies against two bogeys to reach 11 under, three strokes clear of the field.

Italian Renato Paratore (70), Sweden’s Jesper Svensson (71) and South African Ryan van Velzen (73) tied for second on 8 under.

Jayden Schaper (74), who shared the overnight lead with Van Velzen, struggled to a 74 to finish T5 on 7 under.

The 34-year-old Burmester now has four European tour victories.

“Back-to-back. I’ve never done that before, so that was special. It’s obviously one as a South African that I’ve always wanted to win,” said Burmester. “It’s a tournament I watched growing up, and I watched a lot of legends.”

He added, “Last week I won and my family wasn’t there. This week I won and my wife and my two kids were there. So it means everything, just to have my two boys there seeing me out front, living out my dream — that’s everything, so I’m very thankful.”

Burmester will go for a third straight win at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa.



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