Malelane - American John Daly will play his first tournament in South
Africa since the early 1990s when he tees it up in this week’s Alfred
Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.
“It feels great
to be back in South Africa. I’ve had some memorable moments in South Africa.
This is where I got my start. I played really good on the Sunshine Tour for
1987 through to 1990 and it got my career going. I played really well over here
and it got my confidence going, so that when I went back home it actually
helped me get my tour card,” said Daly.
And the “Wild
Thing” has already enjoyed the wild heart of Africa. “We’re staying in a house
overlooking the Kruger Park and we’ve seen elephants, a beautiful eagle and
waterbuck. And I woke up to a cobra this morning. For us being from America you
see that kind of stuff in the movies and seeing it live is just incredible.”