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 Dates: Thursday, January 25th through Sunday, January 28th
 Site: East London Golf Club, East London, South Africa
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,685
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 458 yds   10 - Par 3 181 yds
               2 - Par 3 175 yds   11 - Par 5 504 yds
               3 - Par 5 518 yds   12 - Par 4 416 yds
               4 - Par 4 360 yds   13 - Par 4 328 yds
               5 - Par 4 327 yds   14 - Par 4 433 yds
               6 - Par 4 311 yds   15 - Par 5 534 yds
               7 - Par 4 403 yds   16 - Par 4 318 466
               8 - Par 4 382 yds   17 - Par 3 164 yds
               9 - Par 4 463 yds   18 - Par 4 410 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,397 Yds         36 3,288 Yds

 Annual: 90th
 Defending Champion: Mathias Gronberg
 Runner-Up: Darren Fichardt, Nick Price, Ricardo Gonzalez
 Tournament Record: 267 (Tony Johnstone, 1993)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (John Bland, 1993 - Durban Country Club)
 Total Purse: $993,100
 Shares: 1st Place - $158,760; 2nd Place - 115,190; 3rd Place - 69,200

                             2000 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Mathias Gronberg       274               Ashley Roestoff         276
 Darren Fichardt        275               Retief Goosen           276
 Nick Price             275               John Mellor             276
 Ricardo Gonzalez       275               Tjaart Van Der Walt     276
 Jean-Franois Remesy    276               Greg Owen               277
                                          Bernhard Langer         277
                                          Lee Westwood            277

         Past South African Open Championship Winners and Runners-Up
         -----------------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Mathias Gronberg (274) -- Darren Fichardt, Nick Price, Ricardo Gonzalez
 1999 -- David Frost (279) -- Jeev Milkha Singh, Scott Dunlap
 1998 -- Ernie Els (270) -- David Frost
 1997 -- Vijay Singh (270) -- Nick Price
 1996 -- Ernie Els (275) -- Brenden Pappas
 1995 -- Retief Goosen (275) -- Ernie Els
 1994 -- Not held in 1994 because of two in 1993
 1993 -- Tony Johnstone (267) -- Ernie Els
 1993 -- Clinton Whitelaw (279) -- Retief Goosen
 1992 -- Ernie Els (275) -- Derek James
 1991 -- Wayne Westner (272) -- Tony Johnstone, Mark James
 1990 -- Trevor Dodds (285) -- Hugh Royer
 1989 -- Fred Wadsworth (278) -- Tom Lehman
 1988 -- Wayne Westner (275) -- Ian Mosey
 1987 -- *Mark McNulty (278) -- Fulton Allem
 1986 -- David Frost (275) -- Tony Johnstone
 1985 -- Gavin Levenson (280) -- Phil Simmons
 1984 -- Tony Johnstone (274) -- Fulton Allem
 1983 -- Charlie Bolling (278) -- Tertius Claassens
 1982 -- Not held
 1981 -- *Gary Player (272) -- John Bland, Warren Humphreys
 1980 -- Bobby Cole (279) -- Mark McNulty
 1979 -- Gary Player (279) -- Ian Mosey
 1978 -- Hugh Baiocchi (285) -- Gary Levenson
 1977 -- Gary Player (273) -- Dale Hayes, Bobby Cole
 1976 -- Gary Player (280) -- Dave Suddards, Bobby Verwey
 1976 -- *Dale Hayes (287) -- John Fourie
 1975 -- Gary Player (278) -- Allan Henning
 1974 -- Bobby Cole (272) -- Allan Henning
 1973 -- Bob Charles (282) -- Vin Baker, Graham Marsh, Bobby Cole
 1972 -- Gary Player (274) -- Bobby Cole
 1971 -- Simon Hobday (276) -- Gary Player
 1970 -- Tommy Horton (285) -- Terry Westbrook
 1969 -- Gary Player (273) -- Trevor Wilkes
 1968 -- Gary Player (274) -- Cobie Legrange
 1967 -- Gary Player (279) -- Allan Henning
 1966 -- Gary Player (278) -- Harold Henning, Cobie Legrange
 1965 -- Gary Player (273) -- John Hayes
 1964 -- Allan Henning (278) -- Bruce Keyter
 1963 -- Retief Waltman (281) -- Papwa Sewgolum
 1962 -- Harold Henning (285) -- Denis Hutchinson
 1961 -- Retief Waltman (289) -- Barry Franklin
 1960 -- Gary Player (280) -- Harold Henning, Tommy Trevena
 1959 -- Denis Hutchinson (282) -- Gary Player
 1958 -- Arthur Stewart (281) -- Bobby Locke
 1957 -- *Harold Henning (289) -- Sandy Guthrie
 1956 -- Gary Player (286) -- Bruce Keyter
 1955 -- Bobby Locke (283) -- Reg Taylor
 1954 -- Reg Taylor (289) -- Jannie le Roux
 1953 -- *Jimmy Boyd (302) -- Otway Hayes
 1952 -- Sid Brews (305) -- Sandy Guthrie
 1951 -- Bobby Locke (277) -- Jimmy Boyd, Harry Bradshaw
 1950 -- Bobby Locke (280) -- Sandy Guthrie
 1949 -- Sid Brews (291) -- Eric Moore
 1948 -- Mickey Janks (298) -- Sandy Guthrie
 1947 -- Ronnie Glennie (293) -- Eric Moore
 1946 -- Bobby Locke (285) -- Steve Boshoff
 1945 -- Not held
 1944 -- Not held
 1943 -- Not held
 1942 -- Not held
 1941 -- Not held
 1940 -- Bobby Locke (293) -- Steve Boshoff
 1939 -- Bobby Locke (279) -- Clarence Olander, Bobby Bodmer
 1938 -- Bobby Locke (279) -- Sid Brews
 1937 -- Bobby Locke (288) -- Clarence Olander
 1936 -- *Clarence Olander (297) -- John Robertson
 1935 -- Bobby Locke (296) -- Jock Verwey
 1934 -- Sid Brews (319) -- Jock Verwey
 1933 -- Sid Brews (297) -- Charles Mcllvenny
 1932 -- Charles Mcllvenny (304) -- Bob Grimsdell
 1931 -- Sid Brews (302) -- Bob Grimsdell, Charles Mcllvenny
 1930 -- Sid Brews (297) -- Jock Brews
 1929 -- Archie Tosh (315) -- Jock Brews
 1928 -- Jock Brews (297) -- Sid Brews
 1927 -- Sid Brews (301) -- Bertie Elkin, Charles Mcllvenny
 1926 -- Jock Brews (301) -- Bertie Elkin
 1925 -- Sid Brews (295) -- Jock Brews
 1924 -- Bertie Elkin (316) -- Jock Brews, Sid Brews
 1923 -- Jock Brews (315) -- Archie Tosh
 1922 -- F. Jangle (310) -- Jock Brews
 1921 -- Jock Brews (316) -- Archie Tosh
 1920 -- Laurie Waters (302) -- Bertie Elkin
 1919 -- W.H. Horne (320) -- H.G. Stewart
 1918 -- Not held
 1917 -- Not held
 1916 -- Not held
 1915 -- Not held
 1914 -- George Fotheringham (299) -- Jock Brews
 1913 -- James Prentice (304) -- J. Binnie, J. Fotheringham
 1912 -- George Fotheringham (305) -- Laurie Waters
 1911 -- George Fotheringham (301) -- Dave Guthrie
 1910 -- George Fotheringham (315) -- A.G. Gray
 1909 -- John Fotheringham (306) -- George Fotheringham
 1908 -- George Fotheringham (294) -- Laurie Waters
 1907 -- Laurie Waters (146) -- A.G. Gray
 1906 -- A.G. Gray (151) -- H. Fraser Watson
 1905 -- A.G. Gray (NA) -- George Fotheringham
 1904 -- Laurie Waters (143) -- A.G. Gray
 1903 -- Laurie Waters (163) -- J.W. Stewart

 * - Won in playoff

                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------

 Mathias Gronberg  - Defending Champion, three-time winner on European Tour
 Peter Baker       - Finished tied for 23rd last week at Alfred Dunhill
 Thomas Bjorn      - Has six international victories, 19th in world rankings
 Darren Clarke     - Finished 2nd on 2000 Order of Merit, 7 career wins
 Retief Goosen     - Currently 37th in world rankings, 12th on money list
 Trevor Immelman   - Local favorite, two South African wins in 2000
 Trevor Dodds      - Missed the cut last week, has 11 international wins
 Tony Johnstone    - Won this event in 1993-94, has 26 career wins
 Mark McNulty      - Has 46 international victories, 86th in world rankings
 Justin Rose       - Finished 2nd last week at Alfred Dunhill Championship
 Clinton Whitelaw  - Playing in his home country of South Africa, 2 career wins

 

 

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