This Week in Golf: All roads lead to Sun City in South Africa for the $6 million Nedbank Golf Challenge

Closer to home the Asian Tour hosts its Hong Kong Open featuring Dubai Golden VISA Awardees Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar

By Nick Tarratt/ Khaleej Times Guest Golf Writer

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Dubai based Adrian Meronk in action earlier in the year on the DP World Tour. - Supplied photo
Dubai based Adrian Meronk in action earlier in the year on the DP World Tour. - Supplied photo

Published: Tue 7 Nov 2023, 1:59 PM

The golfing calendars around the world are coming to an end as well as a start to next season’s golfing tours in an overlap for 2024.

I never quite understand 2023 events in a 2024 season – but so be it! We will not challenge that for the moment. There are more pressing live issues in the world of golf.

All eyes will be on Sun City in South Africa where the DP World Tour hosts its penultimate tournament, number 42 of 43 of the 2023 – 24 DP World Tour season, the $6 million Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Dubai’s Adrian Meronk and New Zealand’s Ryan Fox will battle it out for third spot in the Race to Dubai Rankings in the final two events of the year– this week. and next week at Jumeirah Golf Estates in the season-ending $10 million DP World Tour Championship on the Earth course.

The Asian Tour hosts its Hong Kong Open at Hong Kong Golf Club – which features the stars of the Asian Tour plus the likes of Patrick Reed (US), Cameron Smith (Aus), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Harold Varner III (US), Talor Gooch (US), Graeme McDowell (NI), Peter Uihlein (US).

Dubai Golden VISA Awardees Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar and Saudi Arabia’s Faisal Salhab, Saud Al-Sharif and Othman Almulla will also be in action.

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The excitement is building up to next week’s event in Dubai, to see who the top 50 players are and who will only be confirmed on Sunday night.

Schedule

PGA Tour

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th November, 2023

Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Venue: Southampton, Bermuda

Purse: $6.5 million

DP World Tour

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th November, 2023

Nedbank Golf Challenge

Venue: Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa

Purse: $6 million

Asian Tour

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th November, 2023

Hong Kong Open

Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling, Hong Kong, China

Purse: $2 million

LPGA

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th November, 2023

The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican

Venue: Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Florida

Purse: $3.25 million


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