Johannesburg - The Sunshine Tour’s professional golfers showed their support for ailing former President Nelson Mandela by wearing beaded South African flags during the first round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Selborne Park Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal.
Shortly after he was admitted to hospital on June 8 for treatment of a recurring lung infection, South Africa's most successful golfer post 1992, Ernie Els, said Mandela had often contacted him earlier in his career.
"So we're just hoping for the best. I haven't seen him for quite a few years now. I haven't seen him for probably seven or eight years now. But we've had always a great relationship."