Knysna - Only three golfers have won three of the six Origins of Golf tournaments during a single season in the 14-year
history of this Sunshine Tour series.
This week, Doug McGuigan has the chance
to join this exclusive club.
won the opening tournament on this year's Vodacom Origins when he claimed the
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate title, and then he added the Origins of Golf at St Francis Links.
leaves him with only this week's final tournament on the 2017 series - which
tees off on Thursday at the Simola Golf and Country Estate - to see if he can
became the fourth player to win three tournaments in one Origins
first player to achieve this was Thomas Aiken in the inaugural year of the
series in 2004.
It took another five years before somebody could match this,
and that was Brandon Pieters in 2009.
Then Jean Hugo capped his status as the most successful golfer in the history
of the Origins of Golf when he won three of the six tournaments in
is still in a class of his own though on this series as the winner of a record
11 Origins tournaments.
came close to adding a third title this year with his fifth-place finish in the
fact that he's had six second-place finishes on the series throughout his
career, including the final tournament in 2009, coupled with his improved form
this season suggests McGuigan may well get his hat-trick this week.