Wednesday, 09 January 2002
First played:             1893
Most wins: 13 - Gary Player between
. 1956 - 1981
Most consecutive wins: 5 - Bobby Locke
. 1937-40 and 46
. Gary Player
. 1965-69
Youngest winner: Bobby Locke (17 in 1935)
Oldest winner: Sid Brews (53 in 1952)
Lowest winning total: 267 - Tony Johnstone
. 1993 - Durban CC
Lowest 18 hole score: 62 - John Bland
. 1993 - Durban CC
Biggest victory margin: 20 shots -
. George Fotheringham 1914
Winners in Four decades: Sid Brews
. (1925, 30, 49 and 52)
. Gary Player
. (1956, 60, 72 and 81)
Last amateur to win: Denis Hutchinson
. (1959)
Lowest 72 hole score 282 - Denis Hutchinson (1959)
by an amateur: Ian Hutchings (1987),
. Ernie Els (1989),
. Hennie Otto (1997)

Durban Country Club will be hosting the South African Open for the 15th time in its history. It was first played there in 1924, two years after the course was opened. Winners at Durban Country Club include Bobby Locke (1939 & 50), Gary Player (1956, 69, 76), Bob Charles (1973), Bobby Cole (1980), Wayne Westner (1988 & 91), Tony Johnstone (1993) and Ernie Els (1998).

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