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SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN RELATED STORIES





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DATES:  Thursday, December 18th through Sunday, December 21st
SITE:  Pearl Valley Golf Estate, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Jack Nicklaus (2003)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,319
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 427 yds 10 - Par 4 386 yds
2 - Par 4 427 yds 11 - Par 4 441 yds
3 - Par 5 603 yds 12 - Par 3 182 yds
4 - Par 3 185 yds 13 - Par 5 581 yds
5 - Par 5 530 yds 14 - Par 4 389 yds
6 - Par 4 363 yds 15 - Par 3 187 yds
7 - Par 4 427 yds 16 - Par 4 462 yds
8 - Par 3 229 yds 17 - Par 4 428 yds
9 - Par 4 471 yds 18 - Par 5 601 yds
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36 3,662 Yds 36 3,657 Yds
Annual: 98th
Defending Champion: James Kingston
Runner-Up: Oliver Wilson
Tournament Record: 264 (Ernie Els, 2007)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Trevor Immelman, 2007)
36-Hole Record: 132 (Patrik Sjoland, 2007)
18-Hole Record: 62 (John Bland, 1993 - Durban Country Club)
Total Purse: $1,365,759 (1,000,000 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $227,645; 2nd Place - $151,768; 3rd Place - $85,517
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
James Kingston 284 Kyron Sullivan 287
Oliver Wilson 285 Greg Norman 288
Darren Clarke 287 Nic Henning 288
Louis Oosthuizen 287 Craig Lile 288
Garth Mulroy 287 Robert Rock 288
Past South African Open Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 James Kingston (284) -- Oliver Wilson
2007 Ernie Els (264) -- Trevor Immelman
2006 Retief Goosen (282) -- Ernie Els
2005 Tim Clark (273) -- Gregory Havret, Charl Schwartzel
2004 Trevor Immelman (276) -- Steve Webster, Alastair Forsyth
2003 *Trevor Immelman (274) -- Tim Clark
2002 Tim Clark (269) -- Steve Webster
2001 Mark McNulty (280) -- Justin Rose
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 Not held in 1964 because of two in 1963
1963 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
Note: Formerly called South African Open (1997-98), Mercedes-Benz South
African Open (1999-2001), Bell's South African Open (2002), South African Airways Open (2003-08).



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