Another stop on the DP World Tour is approaching, with two events taking place in South Africa and Australia. From November 30 to December 3, Johannesburg and Sydney will host the South African Open and the ISPS Handa Australian Open respectively.
South African Open, results
The South African Open, in its 113th edition, will see the participation of seven Italian golfers: Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero, Renato Paratore, Filippo Celli, Francesco Laporta, Andrea Pavan and Lorenzo Scalise.
Meanwhile, the ISPS Handa Australian Open will give Pietro Bovari his second professional opportunity. In Johannesburg, Thriston Lawrence will defend his title and hopes to celebrate his 27th birthday not only at home, but also with his second success in this tournament and the fifth career victory on the DP World Tour.
Other local players are also among the favorites like Dean Burmester, fresh from his success in the Joburg Open, and Charl Schwartzel, who also moved to the Arab Super League. For Edo Molinari and Celli it will be the debut on the DP World Tour 2024.
Laporta and Manassero, however, passed the cut last week and are looking for immediate redemption. Paratore, Pavan and Scalise are also determined to achieve a good result on the pitch. In Sydney, there is a great opportunity to win for Polish golfer Adrian Meronk, who marked an important milestone by winning the tournament in 2022 and becoming the only one to achieve three successes on the DP World Tour in 2023.
However, it is difficult not note the extraordinary form of Min Woo Lee, Minjee Lee's artistic brother, who is one of the best pros in the world. In fact, Min Woo Lee recently earned a full 'card' for the PGA Tour, winning first the Macao Open (Asian Tour) and then the Australian PGA Championship over the last month.
Among the past winners of the tournament, all eyes are on Adam Scott (2009) and Cameron Davis (2017). It promises to be a great challenge for Cameron Smith, one of the big names in the competition and ace of LIV Golf, who however is fresh from last week's elimination and will have to immediately reverse course.