TOURNAMENT: South African Airways Open
HOST COURSE: Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth
PRIZE FUND: ?1,000,000
COURSE DETAILS: Par 72, 6963 yards. Humewood GC is the only true links in South Africa and is situated on the sand dunes on the shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth. The fairways are exposed, undulating and wide to compensate for strong winds, bunkers are few with steep faces, greens are firm and fast and the rough is thick.
KEY HOLE:The 446 yard par-4 13th is ranked as one of the top 500 holes in the world. The severely sloped and undulating fairway runs straight up hill and the approach shot to the small green is semi-blind.
In a refreshing end to the 2006 season the South African Airways Open returns to a classic links course in Port Elizabeth. Hunewood Golf Club celebrates its 75th anniversary with the arrival of some of the world?s top golfers. The home crowds will be out in force to see some of their own compete. This includes Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Trevor Immelman who will be among the favorites. The British challenge is lead by Lee Westwood while 18-year-old Oliver Fisher will be looking to continue his steady start to life on Tour.
CONTENDERS: Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Trevor Immelman
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