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SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, December 17th through Sunday, December 20th
SITE:  Pearl Valley Golf Estates, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Jack Nicklaus (2004)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,309
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 3 219 yds 17 - Par 4 428 yds
9 - Par 4 471 yds 18 - Par 5 601 yds
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36 3,652 Yds 36 3,657 Yds
Annual: 99th
Defending Champion: Richard Sterne
Runner-Up: Gareth Maybin
Tournament Record: 264 (Ernie Els, 2007)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Trevor Immelman, 2007)
36-Hole Record: 132 (Patrik Sjoland, 2007; Michael Lorenzo-Vera, 2009)
18-Hole Record: 62 (John Bland, 1993 - Durban Country Club)
Total Purse: $1,466,030 (1,000,000 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $232,365; 2nd Place - $168,593; 3rd Place - $101,449
2009 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Richard Sterne * 274 Retief Goosen 276
Gareth Maybin 274 Richard Finch 276
Ernie Els 275 Branden Grace 276
Lee Westwood 275 Chris Wood 276
Rory McIlroy 275 Trevor Immelman 277
* - Won in Playoff
Past South African Open Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009 *Richard Sterne (274) -- Gareth Maybin
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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