Gary had won three times in a row, and this was the final event of the South African circuit. He took charge in the third round with 67 and was well on his way to his fourth consecutive win of the year when he expanded his margin from two to four strokes with 70 in the final round for a 278 total. This was the inaugural event at the Gary Player Country Club, a course he designed and which was to become the home of the Million Dollar Golf Challenge.