SUN CITY – The 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge was officially the most successful edition of this tournament since it became part of the European Tour as a Rolex Series event, one of eight premium tournaments on the Race to Dubai.
The attendance figures of this year’s tournament, played at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from November 8 to 11, broke all previous attendance records.
The overall attendance of the event saw an increase of 10 percent on the previous best to more than 72 000 fans this year. The weekend in particular saw 20 000 fans stream in on each of the days.
This year’s field included major drawcards such as Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia as well as a strong South African contingent in defending champion Branden Grace and Major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.
Englishman Lee Westwood claimed the title by three strokes, becoming the first European golfer to win “Africa’s Major” three times.