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Swinging in the rain

 

Dean Burmester’s five-under-par 66 on the West Course was very much a team effort, with the rain requiring an entirely different strategy from a professional golfer. Read more


Lefty Paul gets it right

American Paul Peterson is used to approaching the game from a different angle, so it’s perhaps not surprising that the rain in the first round didn’t trouble him too much. Read more

 

Frittelli fighting hard for a win

Dylan Frittelli’s opening five-under-par 67 on the East Course puts him in contention yet again this summer as the young South African keeps pushing for a victory. Read more

 

Porteous confident ahead of Joburg Open second round

Defending Joburg Open champion Haydn Porteous has converted some confidence he started feeling two weeks ago after a dreadful six months into an opening five-under-par 67 on the East course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Read more

 

RJK team pulls out all the stops in rain

It took a monumental effort from the hard-working course maintenance staff to get both golf courses at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in shape after the heavy rain in the build-up to the first round of the Joburg Open. Read more

 

Stone sees bright future for SA’s young black pros

Soweto born professional golfer Sipho Bujela delivered a powerful statement ahead of this week’s Joburg Open. Read more 

 

Joburg Open drives club's growth plans

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club will undergo an extensive course upgrade after this week’s Joburg Open as it seeks to maintain its status as one of the most popular stops on the European Tour schedule. Read more

 

It’s all systems go for the 2017 Joburg Open

More than 400 million television viewers around the world are expected to turn their attention to South Africa on Thursday February 23 for the start of the 11th edition of the Johannesburg Open at the Royal Kensington and Johannesburg Golf Club. Read more

 

Preparations for Joburg Open in advanced stage

Reigning champion Haydn Porteous is expected to take to the pristine fairways of the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club this February to defend his title in one of Africa's biggest professional golf events – the Joburg Open International Golf Tournament. Read More

 

Young, talented SA golfers dominate Joburg Open

Twenty-one-year-old Johannesburg golfer Haydn Porteous became R2.6-million richer yesterday after winning the 2016 Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Linkfield North. Read more

 

Lombard lays down Joburg Open marker
Two South African young guns made use of moving day on Saturday in the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to climb to the top of the leaderboard, but it was Zander Lombard’s seven-under-par 65 which caught the eye. Read more

Joburg Open first round raises SA’s hopes

When South African-born Justin Walters shot to the top of the leaderboard in the first round of the Joburg Open with a seven under-par 65 yesterday, a lot of people’s chests swelled with pride. Read more

 

McGowan charges clear in Joburg Open

Ross McGowan has his head down and he's charging after his superb nine-under-par 62 on Friday in the second round of the Joburg Open being played at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Read More

 

Walters Leads Joburg open

Justin Walters produced an atypical Justin Walters round on Thursday to grab the first round lead of the Joburg Open which is being played over the East and West Courses of the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Read more

 

Moulding Jozi’s future golf champs open

Tis the day when the 18-year-old Grade 11 Alexandra golf enthusiast was, courtesy of the City of Johannesburg, shown the finer points of the game by US-based professional golfer John Hah...Read more.

 

Joburg open gets under way

The 10th edition of the prestigious Joburg Open is under way at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Linksfield... Read more

 

Els to swing it at Joburg Open

South African golfing sensation Ernie Els will be one of the biggest local and international names that will grace the 10th edition of the Joburg Open when it tees off at the majestic Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course in Lombardy East on Thursday January 14. Read more

 

Joburg ready for 10th hosting of top golf event

The Joburg Open, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the South African and European golf tours, will be hosted by the City in January for the 10th time next year. Read More

 

Smiling Sullivan takes the 2015 Joburg Open

Englishman Andy Sullivan is the 2015 Joburg Open champion following his spirited charge on the second and last day of the tournament. Read More

 

Mayor Tau congratulates Darren Clarke for being named Europe Ryder Cup captain  2016

The City of Joburg executive mayor Parks Tau would like to congratulate Darren Clarke – who'll make his fourth appearance at the Joburg Open this year – on his appointment as the Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2016. Read more

 

South Africans dominate Joburg Open's leaderboard

South Africa's Nic Henning shot a flawless round of nine under par 62 on his way to grabbing the early lead on the first day of the Joburg Open played under clear skies at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club yesterday. Read more

 

Heavyweights take part in Joburg Open's Pro-Am

Playing on the difficult east course of the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, the four-ball consisting of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Councillor Parks Tau, Selwyn Nathan, Joe Asamoah and professional golfer George Coetzee made a late charge for the honours of the Joburg Open Pro-Am Challenge on Tuesday. Read More

 

Preparations at an advanced stage for Joburg Open

With just a few days to go till the eagerly anticipated 9th edition of the renowned Joburg Open, preparations are already at an advanced stage, and the organisers promise to deliver yet another outstanding event at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course from 26 February to 1 March 2015. Read More

 

Joburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau congratulates Darren Clarke for being named Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2016

The City of Joburg executive mayor Parks Tau would like to congratulate Darren Clarke – who'll make his fourth appearance at the Joburg Open this year – on his appointment as the Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2016. Read More

 

City gears up to host Joburg Open 2015

Johannesburg, 11 February 2015 - The City of Joburg is gearing up to host the ninth edition of the annual Sunshine and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament - The Joburg Open 2015. Read More

 

Joburg Open gets new dates

Johannesburg's sporting calendar kicks off in February, with the ninth annual Joburg Open Golf tournament teeing-off at its usual home – the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.  Unlike in the past were it took place in the first two weeks of the year, this year's tournament tees–off from Thursday, 26 February to Sunday, 1 March. Read More

 

Coetzee clinches the Joburg Open

The courageous George Coetzee came from behind to become a surprise winner of the Joburg Open 2014. 

The 27 year old from Pretoria scored six-under-par 66 at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington East to finish 19 under par overall, three shots ahead of countryman Justin Walters, Jin Jeong of South Korea and Tyrrell Hatton who were all tied for second spot on 16- under par. Read more

South African Golfers lead scoreboard at Joburg Open

South Africans Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters were tied for the lead at 17 under on the end of the second day of the Joburg Open at The Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Course. Read more

Tee off time for the 2014 Joburg Open

The Joburg Open got underway this morning with Executive Mayor, Mpho Parks Tau, hitting the Ceremonial tee shot at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Linksfield North on a cloudy Thursday morning. Read more

 

R&A at the Alex Driving Range

The three people dressed in blue who wandered between the roughly 50 schoolchildren during the Joburg Open development clinic on Wednesday could never have imagined the impact their presence at the Alexandra Driving Range would make. Read more


Sterne hunting Joburg Open History

Richard Sterne is looking to become the first three-time winner of the Joburg Open when he returns to defend his title in the European and Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned tournament at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club this week. Read more

SA golfers ready to turn up the heat for Euro stars
JOHANNESBURG (30 January 2014) – The European Tour resumes its South African swing next week, first with the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club from 6-9 February and followed the week after by the Africa Open at East London Golf Club from 13-16 February. Read more

Joburg Open offers new chances for Major glory

JOHANNESBURG (23 January 2014) – The Joburg Open enters a new era in 2014 when it takes its place amongst the biggest tournaments in the global game as a qualifying tournament for the Open Championship. Read more

 

The R&A announces global qualifying series as new route of entry into the Open

28 October 2013, St Andrews, Scotland: A new international qualifying series involving events on the world’s leading golf tours is being introduced for The Open Championship which takes place at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) from 13-20 July, 2014. Read more

 

Mayor tees off the 2013 Joburg Open

The 2013 Joburg Open teed off at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Thursday, with the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Parks Tau, hitting the ceremonial first tee shot. 

The 2013 Joburg Open teed off at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Thursday, with the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Parks Tau, hitting the ceremonial first tee shot.

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Sterne wins Joburg Open in record fashion

Sterne won by the biggest margin in the history of this tournament, and also produced the lowest 72-hole total when he closed with a 64 to win on 27-under-par 260.

"That was probably the best final round of my career. It was quite special to finish the way I did," said Sterne, who added to his Joburg Open triumph in 2008.

The South African made only one bogey in 72 and was a dominant force on the final day. Starting the round tied for the lead with Trevor Fisher Jnr, Sterne birdied the first two holes, made three successive birdies from the sixth, birdied the 13th and then birdied his final two holes to win comfortably. Read more.

Sterne, Fisher Jnr. still locked in battle or Joburg open glory

Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jnr. will take their third round battleof the Joburg Open when they tee off tied for the lead at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

The two golfers shared the lead going into Saturday's third round, and neither was willing to give way as they finished the round still locked at the top of the leaderboard, this time at 19 under par. Read more

Fisher Jnr., Sterne share lead in Joburg open

Trevor Fisher Jnr. heads into one of the biggest weekends of his career as the joint leader in the Joburg Open.

On another incredible day of scoring, Fisher Jnr. signed for a 62 on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Friday to head the field alongside Richard Sterne on 15 under par. Read more.

Pro golfers inspire Joburg Open Kids

"Having professional golfers share their knowledge with aspiring golfers is an opportunity that I never had", said Jonathan Raphunga, a South African golfer who recently turned professional.

Raphunga was inspiring young golfers at a golf coaching clinic held at the Alexandra Driving Range hosted by the City of Johannesburg a few days before the 2013 Joburg Open teed off. Read more

Soweto Candy wins a golfing award

Zack Rasego, a Soweto-born caddie credits the Joburg Open as the platform which provided him with global recognition.

When Branden Grace won the coveted 2012 Joburg Open tournament, his partnership with Rasego became the most recognised one in golfing circles. After the tournament, Grace went on to win four European Tour titles with Rasego at his side. Read more.

Young Pro shoots a hole in one

Golf has already had Gene Sarazen's "shot heard around the world". But at the Joburg Open on Thursday, professional Bryce Easton hit the shot that will take him around the world. Easton's hole-in-one on the par-three 12th hole of the East Course during the first round of this European Tour event earned him 1 million HHonors points from Hilton Hotels and Resorts.

"With that number of points it can quite literally give him the opportunity to travel around the world," said Jan van der Putten, Vice-President Operations Africa Indian Ocean and General Manager Hilton Sandton. Read more

Rested Shwartzel ready for another win

After a six-week break, Charl Schwartzel is itching to return to competition at one of his favourite venues in this week's Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Schwartzel ended 2012 in spectacular fashion when he won the Thailand Golf Championship by 11 strokes and then the Alfred Dunhill Championship by 12 strokes in successive weeks. Read more

Joburg amateurs turn pro

SOUTH Africa's top-ranked amateur, Brandon Stone, made history by becoming the first amateur to play in the final rounds of the Joburg Open after making the cut following an excellent first two days at the tournament. Read more 

Rock solid as weather hits open

Friday's second round was suspended at 1.37pm, exactly the same time as Thursday's first round, because of a thunderstorm. And after hours of waiting for a break in the weather, play was finally called off for the day, with a 6.45am restart on Saturday morning. Read more

Grace, Finch battle for lead

ONCE the tempestuous Joburg Open weather had blown through to finally allow a full day of golf on Saturday, it had taken with it the hopes of Charl Schwartzel, but left behind it a silver lining for another young South African in Branden Grace. Read more

2012 Joburg Open winner

SOUTH African golfer Branden Grace stormed to victory in the sixth Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on 15 January, finishing off with an overall score of 17-under-par and a one-shot lead over England's Jamie Elson. Read more

Golfers Jockey for position

By lunchtime on the second day of the Joburg Open, Englishman Robert Rock was in the lead, with five South Africans snapping at his heels.

ENGLISHMAN Robert Rock led the Joburg Open pack by lunchtime on the second day of play, followed by five South Africans. Read more

Pro am sets the pace

ABOUT 60 professional golfers teamed up with amateurs comprising politicians, business bigwigs and the like in the Joburg Open Pro-Am, which teed off early this morning. Read more

Pro am ends on a high note

IT was all fun and games at the prestigious Joburg Open Gala Dinner with the executive mayor, Parks Tau, and City manager, Trevor Fowler, unable to contain their laughter. Read more

 
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