Cape Town - World No 8 Henrik Stenson will bring his major appeal to South Africa once again when he
returns to the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, from November
The 2016 Open Champion will be aiming to take the title at Gary Player Country
Club for a second time, after lifting the trophy in 2008 and finishing as
runner-up two years ago.
The Swede will join compatriot and defending champion Alex Noren in Sun City
for the penultimate tournament of the season - the European Tour's premium category of eight tournaments on the Race
The 11-time European Tour winner, who topped the Race to Dubai Rankings after a magnificent 2016 season, is looking forward to
teeing it up at what is known locally as 'Africa's Major' for the third
successive season as he also bids to secure his first Rolex Series title.
"The Nedbank Golf Challenge is a tournament that I always enjoy
being part of. The Gary Player Country Club is a fantastic place to play golf,
and I'm looking forward to getting back to Sun City this year," said Stenson.
"I've won there before and have included the event in my schedule for the past
few years, so it's a course that I know well. We always get a brilliant
reception from the South African fans, and I'm sure it will be another
Swedish stars Stenson and Noren will be joined at Sun City by
Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn - another former winner of the event - and South
Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who claimed the greatest win of his
career at The Open Championship at St Andrews in 2010.
Tickets for the 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player are on sale