Cape Town - After Shane Lowry made it an
Irish win on Northern Irish soil at the Open Championship last Sunday - and reportedly
celebrated through the night in “true Irish style” - this week’s headline
golfing action returns to the money-laden PGA Tour scene.
WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational tees off at TPC Southwind in Memphis,
Tennessee, on Thursday and the total purse is a not-too-shabby $10.25 million (R143
The two South Africans in the field are Justin Harding and Louis Oosthuizen.
Tommy Fleetwood and America’s Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka, who all
finished behind Lowry at Royal Portrush last weekend, are among the many
“big guns” at the tournament.
There’s also the lesser-valued Barracuda Championship
taking place at Montreux G&CC in Reno, Nevada, where $3.5 million is
up for grabs.
The field for the unique modified stableford points scoring system includes South Africa's Tyrone van Aswegen.
There's no tournament scheduled on the European Tour this week and this means several South African
professionals will have their feet up.
On the local tournament scene, the Sunshine Tour will resume next week with the Royal Swazi Spa Challenge.