Branden Grace second Super League winner



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Branden Grace second Super League winner

The second leg of the Arab Super League also goes to a South African. After Charl Schwartzel's success in London, Branden Grace's success in Portland arrived. The 34-year-old from Pretoria, with a final round closed in 65 (-7) out of a total of 203 (69 69 65, -13) strokes, overtook the competition of Mexican Carlos Ortiz, second with 205 (-11) ahead of the Americans Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson, both 3 / i with 207 (-9).

Branden Grace, results

The success in Oregon earned Grace $ 4 million, practically a third of what he earned in his entire career on the PGA Tour (12,226,197). The title, in the team competition, was instead won - with a total of "-23" - by the "4 ages GC" team led by Dustin Johnson, former world number 1, with Patrick Reed, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch.

An exploit that allowed them to collect $ 750,000 each, with the team of Grace (for him another 375,000 dollars in addition to the 4,000,000 received for the exploit in the individual race) who instead finished in second place.

Branden J. Grace (1988) is a South African golf professional. He made his debut on the Sunshine Tour in 2008 and on the European Tour in 2009. Grace is related to Michiel Bothma and Darren Fichardt. Grace was supported by the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation.

After winning the South African Amateur Strokeplay Championship, he was awarded a wildcard to the 2007 South African Airways Open, where he finished as the best amateur in 40th place and was awarded a silver medal. He also finished in the top-10 at the Lytham Trophy and the Brabazon Trophy.
His best round was a 64 at The Berkshire Golf Club.

In 2008, Grace and Rafael Cabrera Bello lost the play-off to Seve Benson of the Ypsilon Golf Challenge by Alex Cejka.
In 2009 he individually won three major Pro-Ams, he achieved five top-10 places, including a 2nd place at the Africa Open, behind Retief Goosen.
In 2010, he and his team won the Dimension Data Pro-Am, placed 2nd in the Nashua Masters and took his first major win two weeks later.
In 2011, he took six top-10 places and finished as number 9 in the ranking, qualifying him for the European Tour School Finals.

In January 2012, he won the Joburg Open, after which he received the right to play on the European Tour for two years. He started 2012 with a 14th place finish at the 2012 Africa Open, and a week later he won the Joburg Open and led the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.

The following week he won the Volvo Golf Champions, also played in South Africa. Three months later, he won the play-off in China against Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. He was number 4 in the Race To Dubai in July and number 52 in the world rankings.