JOHANNESBURG – The new-look SA Open – now hosted by the City of Johannesburg – will be played at Randpark Golf Club’s two courses from December 6-9, it was announced on Monday.
The second oldest Open in world golf has merged with the old Joburg Open and will in future be partnered with GolfRSA, the City of Joburg and the European and Asian Tours. It will also form part of the local Sunshine Tour.
The tournament will be played over Randpark’s two courses – Bushwillow and Firethorn – and will feature a field of 240 players, including Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and former champion Brandon Stone.
Prize-money for the event will total R17.5-million.
The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, said he was delighted that the city would continue to position itself at the forefront of world golf through its hosting of the tournament.