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Brendan Grace, one of South Africa's best golfers, flew the country's flag high at the PGA Championship, where he came in third after what he termed " a couple of silly mistakes around the turn". But he believes he is coming into his own as a top contender on the world's greens.
Germany's Caroline Masson was remarkably composed on a brutal final day of the South African Women's Open golf tournament at Selborne in KwaZulu-Natal, claiming her maiden victory on the Ladies European Tour on Sunday.
South African golfer Gary Player celebrated his 75th birthday in Shanghai, China on Monday. He spent it with Aids orphans while reflecting on the single biggest lesson that his life as one of the world's greatest sportsmen has taught him.
After a three-and-a-half year drought on the US PGA Tour, South Africa's Ernie Els finally added another win on American soil, coming from three shots off the pace to claim the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Sunday.
Twenty-year-old South African Anton Haig moved into golf's world top 100 by winning the prestigious Johnnie Walker Classic at Thailand's Blue Canyon Country Club at the weekend. His victory also drew widespread praise from some of the biggest names in the sport.
South African magazine Compleat Golfer has followed SA Golf Digest in naming Trevor Immelman its Golfer of the Year. The award caps a fine 12 months for the world number 13.
Gary Player was on a roll back in 1965. Besides a string of victories around the world, he'd just won the US Open to complete golf's Grand Slam of majors. In the 1965 Natal Open, however, he played second fiddle to a self-taught golfer who had spent more time on the course as a caddie than as a player - and who held his club completely the "wrong" way.
Retief Goosen's nickname is The Goose. Maybe it should be The Golden Goose. In the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, featuring an elite 31-man field, Goosen proved once more that he's the poster boy for the saying: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".
Retief Goosen is one of golf's least demonstrative superstars, and one of the best when the going gets ridiculously tough - as he proved by capturing his second US Open title at Shinnecock Hills in vicious conditions that saw the average score in the final round balloon to almost 79. That's four times in the last 10 years, by the way, that a South African has lifted the US Open crown.
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