Double PGA Tour champion Erik van Rooyen, Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, and a gallery of former Alfred Dunhill Championship winners will gather on the fairways of Leopard Creek Country Club this December as they head a strong field of Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour stars for this tournament.
Van Rooyen returns to South African fairways from 7 to 10 December after winning his second PGA Tour title in the World Wide Technology Championship last month. He will be joined by the Major-winning duo of Oosthuizen and Schwartzel.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, has twice finished a runner-up in the Alfred Dunhill Championship, while Schwartzel, winner of the 2011 Masters, returns as the winner of a record four Alfred Dunhill Championship titles as well as having finishing second on four occasions.
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Schwartzel’s record in this championship is unsurpassed as he also holds the tournament total record of 24 under par 264 and the biggest margin of victory in the history of this tournament of 12 strokes achieved in the same year, 2012.
This year’s field boasts the winners of eight of the last nine editions of this prestigious tournament.
Ockie Strydom will attempt to become only the third player in Alfred Dunhill Championship history to successfully defend his title. Strydom made his DP World Tour breakthrough with his two-stroke victory in this event last year, which enabled him to make his debut in the Majors in 2023.
The other champions who will line up for a shot at further Alfred Dunhill Championship glory, including Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Branden Grace and Brandon Stone.
MJ Daffue and Dean Burmester add to the traditionally strong South African challenge.
“We’re delighted to welcome such a strong field and one including so many past champions to one of our iconic tournaments cosanctioned with the DP World Tour,” said Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.
“Alfred Dunhill is one of the longest standing sponsors in world golf, and the legacy of this support for the game is showcased in the return of so many champions of the Alfred Dunhill Championship to an event and a Leopard Creek golf course that is one of the most unique in world golf.”