He was headed off from The Els Club Copperleaf on Friday for a little afternoon nap, but Jake Roos figured he’d earned it after a fine seven-under-par 65 in the second round of the €1.5-million Tshwane Open co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour.
Morten Ørum Madsen continued his impressive form on South African soil to claim the clubhouse lead midway through the second round of the Tshwane Open.
The South African Open Championship winner carded seven birdies in a flawless second round 65 at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, reaching 12 under for the week.
In what has been a recurring theme for the world's top-ranked player, Tiger Woods struggled to find any rhythm in the opening round of The Honda Classic, carding a a 1-over 71 that included three birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey.
Simon Dyson surged back into the limelight at the Tshwane Open on Thursday, where he birdied the last four holes of his first round to lead on seven-under-par before thunderstorms forced a suspension in play at 5.28pm.
Simon Dyson birdied his last four holes to grab the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Tshwane Open at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate before play was suspended. At 7,964 yards the Ernie Els-designed lay-out is the longest on The European Tour, but the 36 year old carded a bogey-free seven under par 65 to sit alongside home favourite Trevor Fisher Junior, who still had two holes left to play.
Tiger Woods has done it for most of his career and after more than a decade Adam Scott seems to have figured how to do it, too. “I think even though I've just had a little bit of a break, I'm giving myself enough time to peak,” said Scott, who is fresh off a six-week hiatus for this week’s Honda Classic. “It's obvious what I'm trying to peak for, but these are all important steps, and a poor performance sets you back.”
English professional Robert Rock smiled as he saw children from five schools take part in the Tshwane Open golf clinic at the Mabopane Driving Range on Wednesday. For the man who has beaten Tiger Woods to one of his two European Tour victories, it reflected exactly why South African golf is so strong.
TeamEgoli favourite Jaco Van Zyl hopes to continue the excellent record of South African players on home soil at this week’s Tshwane Open. Home players have won nine of the last 11 European Tour events in South Africa, but Van Zyl is still awaiting his breakthrough after runner-up finishes at the Africa Open and Trophée Hassan II.
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Jean Hugo’s second place in last week’s Dimension Data Pro-Am has helped his Chase to the Investec Cup chances ahead of the season-ending Tshwane Open which tees off on Thursday.
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