The DP World Tour returns to South Africa



by ANDREA GUSSONI

The DP World Tour returns to South Africa
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The DP World Tour returns to South Africa with the Nedbank Golf Challenge, scheduled from 9 to 12 November in Sun City. The event, now in its 41st edition, is the penultimate seasonal event of the top men's continental circuit.

Among the most anticipated tournaments, it will see 66 players competing including two big names in the world like the Americans Max Homa, number 8 in the world, and Justin Thomas, former number 1 in the world ranking. There is also anticipation for Francesco Molinari on the Gary Player Country Club course.

The only Italian in the race, he will also find his friend-colleague Tommy Fleetwood on the pitch.

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The Englishman, with whom he led the Europe team to success at the Ryder Cup in Paris in 2018, will look for a trio of consecutive victories in the competition he has already made his own in both 2019 and 2022 (the match was not played in both 2020 and 2021, due to Covid-19).

Furthermore, his compatriot Justin Rose is among the favourites. The Polish Adrian Meronk, the Scot Robert MacIntyre, the New Zealander Ryan Fox, the Danish twins Rasmus and Nicolai Hojgaard will also attempt the feat. There will be 6,000,000 dollars up for grabs, of which 1,020,000 will go to the winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2023, the event that precedes the DP World Tour Championship (16-19 November) in Dubai, the final event of the season.

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