Sunshine Tour

Virus forces Schwartzel out of SA Open

2015-12-31 18:08
Charl Schwartzel (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - It is with much regret that Charl Schwartzel’s management team on Thursday announced that he has had to withdraw from the SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, which will take place at Glendower Golf Club from January 7-10.

By all accounts, the Schwartzel family has had a wretched festive season, with Charl and most of his extended family having been afflicted with a particularly nasty stomach virus, which has seen several trips to hospital for treatment.

Schwartzel himself has been in and out of hospital for rehydration treatment and, while he is on the road to a full recovery, it is clear that he will not be fit enough to participate in the first tournament of the year and will aim to return at the following week’s 10th Joburg Open.

Speaking from his home in Johannesburg, Schwartzel said, “I am hugely disappointed to be missing out on the SA Open. Everybody knows how keen I am to win our national Open and, having come so close the last couple of years and following my good form at Leopard Creek, I was really looking forward to contending at Glendower. I look forward to being strong and healthy in time for the Joburg Open the following week, however.”

Read more on:    sunshine tour  |  sa open  |  charl schwartzel  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who will win the 2016 edition of the Ryder Cup?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.