South African Open

  • Schwartzel puts himself in line for first home Open title 23-11-2013 10:04 PM

    Johannesburgh: Home favourite Charl Schwartzel will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69 for a 15-under-par total of 201 that sets him up for a title that has previously eluded him. The 29-year-old Schwartzel, who is the highest-ranked South...
  • Somdev jumps to 80 in ATP rankings 07-02-2011 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Somdev Devvarman jumped 30 places to reach a career best singles ranking of 80 in the ATP charts following his stupendous show at the South African Tennis Open, where he ended runner-up on Sunday. Somdev lost the summit clash to local favourite Kevin Anderson but earned 150 ranking...
  • Somdev storms into SA Open final 06-02-2011 03:54 PM

    Johannesburg: Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist Somdev Devvarman reached his first ATP final in two years after beating local wild card entrant Izak Van der Merwe in straight sets in the South African Open. The 25-year-old rising Indian star scored a 6-2 6-4 win over the South African to...
  • Somdev in semis of South African Open 05-02-2011 12:33 PM

    Johannesburg: Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist Somdev Devvarman advanced to the semi-finals of the South African Open after he fought back from a set down to beat local hope Rik de Voest. The 25-year-old Indian star triumphed 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 after a 138-minute battle at the Montecasino entertainment centre...
  • Els holds off Goosen to win South African Open 20-12-2010 12:14 AM

    Durban: South Africa's Ernie Els held off a strong finish from compatriot Retief Goosen to secure a one-shot victory at the South African Open on Sunday. Els claimed his fifth South African Open title, thanks to a final-round six-under-par 63 to finish on 25-under 257 at the Durban Country Club...
  • Rain reduces SA Open final day to 17 holes 19-12-2010 04:35 PM

    Durban: Heavy rain has forced organizers to take a hole out of play for the marathon final day of the European Tour's South African Open. The downpour early Sunday left the green on the par-3 fourth waterlogged and players will play only 17 holes in their final two rounds at...
  • Cejka, Goosen lead SA Open after round one 18-12-2010 08:16 AM

    Durban: Alex Cejka took advantage of a defenceless Durban Country Club course to card an 8-under-par 64 and share the first-round lead of the 100th South African Open on Friday. Cejka topped the leaderboard with two-time winner Retief Goosen and they were one stroke clear of Ernie Els and Charl...
  • SA Open course not up to the mark: Els, Goosen 16-12-2010 12:49 PM

    Durban: Major winning South African duo Ernie Els and Retief Goosen have criticised the state of the Durban Country Club course as it prepares to host this week's South African Open for the event's 100th edition. "The sad part is that this is our gem of a golf course in...