The DP World Tour remains in South Africa

The DP World Tour remains in South Africa, following the SDC Championship, with the upcoming Jonsson Workwear Open

by Andrea Gussoni
The DP World Tour remains in South Africa
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The DP World Tour remains in South Africa, following the SDC Championship, with the upcoming Jonsson Workwear Open. The final event of the International Swing is scheduled from March 7th to 10th in Edenvale, a small city in the East Rand of Gauteng.

Four Italians, Francesco Laporta, Matteo Manassero, Lorenzo Scalise, and Andrea Pavan, will compete in the tournament. Now in its third edition, the DP World Tour event will offer a prize purse of $1,500,000. Nick Bachem will attempt to defend the only title he has won on the circuit so far.

In 2023, the German golfer secured victory by four shots over South Africans Hennie Du Plessis and Zander Lombard, both considered favorites again this year.

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Following his impressive performance in the SDC Championship, American Jordan Gumberg will seek to maintain his form on the Glendower Golf Club course.

Alongside Lombard and Du Plessis, who are crowd favorites, contenders will include Thriston Lawrence, Robin Williams (defeated in a playoff last week), Jayden Schaper, and Wilco Nienaber. Additionally, anticipation surrounds Scottish golfers Connor Syme and Ewen Ferguson, Northern Irishman Tom McKibbin, Englishman Jordan Smith, Japanese player Rikuya Hoshino, Swedish golfer Jesper Svensson, Canadian Aaron Cockerill, Spaniard Manuel Elvira, Dutch players Darius Van Driel and Joost Luiten, and French golfers Antoine Rozner and Julien Guerrier.

As for the Italian contingent, Laporta finished 16th in the SDC Championship after consistently being within the Top 10 for the first three rounds. Manassero, placing 36th, showed signs of improvement. Meanwhile, Scalise, ranking 47th, is in good form, as evidenced by his 11th place finish at the Magical Kenya Open in Nairobi.

Pavan, after three consecutive missed cuts, will be looking for redemption. The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.

In addition to rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the round with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.

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