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ThomasAiken

Aiken keeps SA victory tradition

‘Nothing like a home win’ for Africa Open champion. THOMAS Aiken claimed the third European Tour victory of his career, but by far the most significant one as he holed a 45- foot birdie putt to win a playoff for the Africa Open at East London Golf Club yesterday.

golf31072013

Picking up Pace for Open

SA golfer eyes St Andrews success IT MUST be something in the water in Mossel Bay, or perhaps it’s the air, but the small southern Cape town is remarkable in that it has churned out two world-class golfers in the past five years.

Ernie Els

Els set to rock the boat again

Muirfield excites SA champion ERNIE Els arrived at the Open Championship in 2012 more in hope than expectation, and walked away with the title.

Daily Dispatch

Els foresees lawsuit over putter ban

Players expected to challenge decision ERNIE Els has predicted a legal battle over the ban on anchoring putters set to come into force in 2016 and admitted he would not have won last year’s British Open without a long putter.

VICTORIOUS: Dawie van der Walt won the  Tshwane Open Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Van der Walt swings to a win in Tshwane Open

DAWIE van der Walt claimed his first European and Sunshine tour victory with a final round five under 67 to win the Tshwane Open at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate yesterday.

BREAKING TOP 100: Darren Fichardt, the winner of the 2013 Africa Golf Open, kisses the Africa Open trophy after  receiving it at the awards ceremony

SA’s Fichardt wins Open

SOUTH Africa’s Darren  Fichardt held his nerve  over the closing stretch to  seal a fourth European Tour title  at the 1-million (R11.9-m) Africa  Open in Buffalo City yester day.

IN HIGH SPIRITS: Darren Fichardt, the winner of the Africa Open Golf Challenge, celebrates by hugging his wife Natasha and son Ethan in East London  yesterday.

Africa Open date might change

THERE was both wind and a windfall at yesterday’s action-filled Africa Open Golf Challenge.

IN THE SWING: Jaco van Zyl hits a tee shot on the eighth hole during the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. He was one of the early leaders on the opening day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

R21M EXTRAVAGANZA

SPORTS lovers and local businesses in Buffalo City Metro are in for a glorious weekend of sporting action with four major national and international events on the go.

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