First Look: Joburg Open

Darren Fichardt

The Joburg Open gets underway this week with over 200 players teeing it up over two courses at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Native son, and major champion, Louis Oosthuizen headlines the large field on South African soil in the second-consecutive tri-sanctioned (European Tour, Asian Tour and Sunshine Tour) event of the new season, following last week’s multi-managed AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Reigning champion Darren Fichardt, also of South Africa, returns to defend his title and will be joined by three additional former winners, including compatriots George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous, along with three-time European Tour winner Anders Hansen of Denmark.


Date: Dec. 7–10, 2017
Name: Joburg Open
Course: Randpark GC (Firethorn, Bushwillow)
Sanctioning Tours: European, Asian and Sunshine
Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
Firethorn Distance: Par 72, 6944 yards
Bushwillow Distance: Par 71, 6506 yards
Format: 72-hole stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $1,260,000
Winning Share: $222,000
Defending: Darren Fichardt
Marquee Players: Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Fichardt, Dylan Frittelli, Haydn Porteous, Louis De Jager, George Coetzee, Laurie Canter


Round 1: Thu. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (GOLF CHANNEL)
Round 2: Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (GOLF CHANNEL)
Round 3: Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (GOLF CHANNEL)
Round 3: Sun. 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (GOLF CHANNEL)

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