How Golf Monthly columnist Andy Sullivan won the Joburg Open

Joburg Open

When Andy Sullivan’s coach told him to go out and get some birdies, this was probably not what he had in mind.

Joburg Open

South African Nic Henning shot a course-equalling record 62 over Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s West Course in the opening round of the Joburg Open. He went out in 29, with five birdies and eagle.

But his back nine consisted of seven pars and birdies at 15 and 26, to equal Desvonde Botes’ nine under par course record.

“Over the last few years my scores have been really terrible and it’s nice to have a good round under the belt to prove to myself that I can still play well,” said Henning afterwards.