THE BEST OF THE BEST: South Africa’s Golf Superstars
South Africa has always been known to produce amazing sport stars and when it comes to golf, we definitely hit a hole in one… We’ve compiled a list of the best in golf SA has to offer:
In the first place we have golf legend Gary Player. Gary is the biggest winner of the SA Open Championship with a record of 13 wins. No wonder he is seen as such a legend in the golfing community!
Read more about Player and his golfing achievements on this blog post.
Secondly, we have Bobby Locke. For a long time Locke was the top winner of the SA Open Championship with a total of 9 wins, until Gary took the lead. There is a total of 20 years difference between Locke’s first and last win (1935 – 1955). (Check out his impressive stats.)
Sid Brews is third on our list. Sid won the SA Open title 8 times during the period stretching from 1925 to 1952. At the age of 52 he was appointed the oldest player to ever win this competition. Read more about Sid and his impressive career.
And lastly we have none other than Theodore Ernest Els, also known as Ernie. In the media Ernie is often referred to as “The Big Easy” due to his aesthetically pleasing golf swings. Ernie has been fortunate enough to win the Sunshine Tour’s SA Open Championship a total of 5 times. Check him out on Instagram!