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Houghton Golf Club
Johannesburg, South Africa 14 Jan 1999 - 17 Jan 1999
Els, Frost, Goosen Re-United in Alfred Dunhill SA PGA
The reigning Alfred Dunhill Cup team of Ernie Els, David Frost and Retief Goosen will be re-united for the first tournament of 1999, hoping that the same sponsor inspires them to the same success they enjoyed at St. Andrews last October.
Van Rensburg Leads by Two at Houghton
Nico van Rensburg became a father for the second time on January 2 and celebrated with a first round lead at the Alfred Dunhill SA PGA championship, the first event of the 1999 European Tour, at Johannesburg's Houghton Golf Club.
Els Breezes to a Two-Shot Lead
Ernie Els set up a dream weekend in front of his most ardent fans as he breezed into a two-shot lead after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill SA PGA Championship at Johannesburg's Houghton Golf Club.
Els carded a solid three-under-par 69 for a total of eight-under-par 136, to lead compatriot Richard Kaplan by two, and Zimbabwean Mark McNulty and overnight leader Nico van Rensburg by three.
Els on course for Alfred Dunhill SA PGA title
Ernie Els held off a bulldoggish Richard Kaplan during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill SA PGA Championship at Johannesburg's Houghton Golf Club on Saturday to take a two shot lead into Sunday's final round and a chance to win his first tournament in 10 months.
The "Big Easy" carded a three-under-par 69 for a three round total of 11-under-par 207, after an up and down 18 holes that, at one stage, had threatened to turn the tournament into a one man show
Ernie Launches 1999 in Style
Ernie Els returned from honeymoon with a rusty swing and a glistening new ring on his finger - but even lack of practice could not prevent him from claiming a fifth European Tour title by winning the Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship.
The 29-year-old, who married his long-time girlfriend, Liezl, on New Year’s Eve, ended ten months without an individual victory by cruising to a four-stroke victory at Houghton Golf Club, scene of his successes in the same event in 1992 and 1995.
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