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WORLDWIDE GOLF CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

In November 1999, Worldwide Golf launched in Dubai with Gary Player as its Editorial Executive Editor…
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BMW THE NEW DRIVE BEHIND AFRICA’S MAJOR

BMW will ensure sheer driving pleasure for the world’s leading professional golfers as the official vehicle partner of the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player. The German luxury car manufacturer will be the driving force behind “Africa’s Major” at the Gary Player Country Club course at Sun City from November 14 – 17, extending the company’s already significant support of professional golf that dates back to 1989. Tim Abbott, CEO of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “For over 30 years now, we have partnered with professional tournaments and iconic championships around the world.   Golf, like our other major sporting sponsorships, has an inherent synergy with the BMW brand. “Peak performance, agility, resilience, integrity, cutting edge […]
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THREE MORE STARS SET FOR SUN CITY SHOWDOWN

Matt Fitzpatrick, Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger will return to Sun City after confirming they will tee it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – the seventh Rolex Series event of the season – from November 14-17, 2019. Wiesberger rose to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex after his second Rolex Series win of 2019 at the Italian Open, adding to his Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open triumph in July. His first of three titles this season came at Made in Denmark in May, kick-starting a run of three wins in just 13 starts. The 34-year-old, who has won seven times on the European Tour, is bidding to become the first […]
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ELS RETURNS TO THE NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

South African golf legend Ernie Els will bring added star power to an impressive field at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – the seventh Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai – from November 14-17, 2019. The four-time Major winner has enjoyed great success at the Gary Player Country Club, claiming the title three times – in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He became the third three-time winner of the prestigious event – after David Frost and Nick Price – while Lee Westwood became the fourth player to join that prestigious list last year by wrapping up a hat-trick of victories for his maiden Rolex Series triumph. Els’ most recent Nedbank Golf Challenge victory came just […]
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BRANDEN GRACE EXCITED TO SHARE IN SUN CITY’S SUCCESS

Home favorite Branden Grace is excited to tee it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – the seventh Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai – as Sun City and Gary Player Country Club celebrate their 40th anniversary, from November 14-17. The South African delighted the home crowds with his eighth European Tour victory two years ago, finishing one stroke ahead of Scott Jamieson, and will be seeking a fourth victory on home soil this November – adding to his 2012 Joburg Open and 2015 Alfred Dunhill Championship victories. Set to tee it up in Africa’s Major for the sixth time, Grace can’t wait to return home to play golf for the final time […]
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GOLF LEGENDS AND RISING STARS COME TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF GOLF & GIVING AT 2019 BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Grand Slam Champion and Golfing Icon, Gary Player played host to some of the golf world’s most popular players and leading business men and women yesterday at the 2019 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY. Benefitting underprivileged children and communities globally, this year’s event raised an impressive $114,000 for The Player Foundation. A total field of 72 professional golfers and business leaders took on the picturesque and challenging Gary Player-designed GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford to compete for the prestigious Baobab Tree Trophy. Among the all-star field were 14 Major Champions, 6 Ryder Cup stars and a total of 32 stars from the Champions, PGA, LPGA and LPGA European tours.  The team led by tournament host […]
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