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 Dates: Thursday, January 13th through Sunday, January 16th

 Site: Houghton Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Course Architect: A.M. Copland (1926), Matkovich and Hayes (1994), redesign

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,309

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 369 yds   10 - Par 4 430 yds

               2 - Par 4 417 yds   11 - Par 4 429 yds

               3 - Par 5 603 yds   12 - Par 3 160 yds

               4 - Par 4 438 yds   13 - Par 4 469 yds

               5 - Par 5 529 yds   14 - Par 4 498 yds

               6 - Par 3 190 yds   15 - Par 3 225 yds

               7 - Par 4 421 yds   16 - Par 5 523 yds

               8 - Par 3 155 yds   17 - Par 4 405 yds

               9 - Par 4 476 yds   18 - Par 5 572 yds

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                    36 3,598 Yds         36 3,711 Yds

 Annual: 35th

 1999 Champion: Ernie Els

 Runner-Up: Richard Kaplan

 Tournament Record: 269 (Nick Price, David Frost, 1997)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (David Frost, 1997)

 36-Hole Record: 132 (Ernie Els, 1996; David Frost, 1997; Tony Johnstone, 1998)

 Course Record: 63 (Sven Struver, 1996; David Frost, 1997)

 18-Hole Record: 62 (Wayne Westner, 1995)

 Total Purse: 500,000 pounds

 Shares: 1st Place - 79,100; 2nd Place - 57,600; 3rd Place - 34,650


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Ernie Els              273               Steve Webster           280

 Richard Kaplan         277               Mark McNulty            281

 Jeev Milkha Singh      280               Francis Quinn           281

 David Frost            280               Peter Baker             282

 Stephen Leaney         280               Four players at         283


         Past Alfred Dunhill Championship Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Ernie Els (273) -- Richard Kaplan

 1998 -- Tony Johnstone (271) -- Ernie Els

 1997 -- *Nick Price (269) -- David Frost

 1996 -- #Sven Struver (202) -- Ernie Els, David Feherty

 1995 -- Ernie Els (271) -- Roger Wessels

 1994 -- David Frost

 1993 -- Mark McNulty

 1992 -- Ernie Els

 1991 -- Roger Wessels

 1990 -- Fulton Allem

 1989 -- Tony Johnstone

 1988 -- David Feherty

 1987 -- Fulton Allem

 1986 -- Bobby Cole

 1985 -- Chris Williams

 1984 -- Gavin Levenson

 1983 -- Corey Pavin

 1982 -- Gary Player

 1981 -- Not Held

 1980 -- Hugh Baiocchi

 1979 -- Gary Player

 1978 -- Hale Irwin

 1977 -- John Bland

 1976 -- Dale Hayes

 1975 -- Dale Hayes

 1974 -- Dale Hayes

 1973 -- Tom Weiskopf

 1972 -- Harold Henning

 1971 -- Tienie Britz

 1971 -- Tienie Britz

 1970 -- Denis Hutchinson

 1969 -- Gary Player

 1968 -- Not Held

 1967 -- Harold Henning

 1966 -- Harold Henning

 1965 -- Harold Henning


 # - Rain Shortened.

 
 Note: Formerly called Lexington South African PGA Championship (1995).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 David Frost        - Won this event in 1994, 3rd last year, 2nd in 1997

 Retief Goosen      - Five-time runner-up last year with one victory

 Nic Henning        - Top-10 money winner on South African Tour

 David Howell       - 22nd on 1999 money list with one win and 3 top-five's

 Tony Johnstone     - Two-time winner of this event the last coming in 1998

 Bernhard Langer    - Finished 2nd twice last year, 15th on 1999 money list

 Mark McNulty       - Posted only two top-10's last year in 18 events

 Jarmo Sandelin     - Two-time winner last year, finished 9th on money list

 Jeev M. Singh      - Tied for third last year at this event after opening 73

 Jean Van de Velde  - British Open failure might haunt him forever

 Ian Woosnam        - 26th on 1999 Order of Merit with four top-10's

  

 

 

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