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Africa’s Major on the line at the Gary Player Golf Course

Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club - host of the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge

Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club in North West’s Sun City, is home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, an annual men's professional golf tournament founded in 1981 and unofficially named Africa’s Major.

The event, which concludes on November 17, teed off early today at the Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club in search for the 39th season champion. The golf course itself was named after golf icon and Grand Slam winner, Gary Player. And they do not call it home of Africa’s Major for nothing.

For starters, the Gary Player Golf Course is one of the world's longest golf courses, stretching to about 7,3152 kilometers – a fact that scars even the best golfers, as nothing is surely off limits.

For many years the Nedbank Golf Challenge was a small-field. But when it became a European Tour event the field size increased and now stands at 72 strong.

So, what does it take to win Africa's Major?

It takes a stroke of genius to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Take it from the champions:

19 Nedbank Golf Challenge (Africa’s Major) Winners

Winner Season Date
  39th Nov 17, 2019
Lee Westwood 38th Nov 11, 2018
Branden Grace 37th Nov 12 2017
Alexander Norén 36th Nov 13 2016
Marc Leishman 35th Dec 06 2015
Danny Willett 34th Dec 07 2014
Thomas Bjørn 33rd Dec 08 2013
Martin Kaymer 32nd Dec 02 2012
Lee Westwood 31st Dec 04 2011
Lee Westwood 30th Dec 05 2010
Robert Allenby 29th 6 Dec 2009
Henrik Stenson 28th 7 Dec 2008
Trevor Immelman 27th 2 Dec 2007
Jim Furyk 26th 3 Dec 2006
Jim Furyk 25th 4 Dec 2005
Retief Goosen 24th 5 Dec 2004
Sergio García 23rd 30 Nov 2003
Ernie Els 22nd 1 Dec 2002
Sergio García 21st 2 Dec 2001
Ernie Els 20th 3 Dec 2000