European men in South Africa, women in Spain, Americans off




Site: Malelane, South Africa.

Course: Leopard Creek CC. Yardage: 7,249. Par: 72.

Prize money: 29 million rand ($1.88 million). Winner's share: 4,596,000 rand ($298,000).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-10 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Pablo Larrazabal.

Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed.

Last week: Joachim B. Hansen won the Joburg Open.

Notes: The field features five of the top 100 in the world ranking. Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa has the highest ranking at No. 61. ... Robert MacIntyre dropped 14 spots in the world ranking to No. 81 while the European Tour was shut down by the pandemic. He now is back up to No. 63 as he tries to end the year in the top 50 to earn a Masters invitational. The left-handed Scot is playing this week and still has the DP World Tour Championship. ... The tournament is co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour. It began in 2000. ... Adam Scott won his first professional event at the Dunhill Championship in 2001, winning by one shot over Justin Rose. A year later, Rose won his first pro event at the Dunhill. ... Charl Schwartzel is a four-time winner of the Dunhill. He is not in the field this week. ... The tournament is the second of three consecutive tournaments in South Africa.

Next week: South African Open and Golf in Dubai Championship.




Last week: Robert Streb won the RSM Classic.

Next week: Mayakoba Golf Classic.

FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson.




Last week: Sei Young Kim won the Pelican Women's Championship.

Next week: Volunteers of America Classic.

Race to CME Globe leader: Danielle Kang.



Ladies European Tour: Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana, Real Club de Golf Guadalmina (South), Marbella, Spain. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay). Defending champion: Anne van Dam. Online:

Japan LPGA: JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, Miyazaki CC, Miyazaki, Japan. Defending champion: Seon Woo Bae. Online:


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