Tuesday, 11 December 2007

(General Stats)

First played: 
1893

Most wins: 13
Gary Player between 1956-81

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

(Stats since 1997 when event became part of The European Tour International Schedule)

Past winners:
1997: Vijay Singh, 1998: Ernie Els, 1999: David Frost,
2000: Mathias Grönberg, 2001: Mark McNulty,
2002: Tim Clark, 2003: Trevor Immelman,
2004: Trevor Immelman, 2005: Tim Clark
2006: Retief Goosen
2007: Ernie Els

Lowest 18 hole score:
63 (-9), John Mellor, 2000, Malcolm Mackenzie, 2001, Trevor Immelman, 2007

Lowest first 18 hole score:
64 (-8), Ernie Els, 1998, Carl Pettersson, 2002,  Brett Rumford, 2004

Lowest first 36 hole score:
132 (-12), Patrik Sjöland, 2007

Lowest first 54 hole score:
196 (-20), Trevor Immelman, 2007

Lowest 72 hole score:
264 (-24), Ernie Els, 2007

Lowest under par winning score:
264 (-24), Ernie Els, 2007

Lowest final round by a winner:
65 (-7), Tim Clark, 2002, Ernie Els, 2007

Wire-to-wire-winners:
None

Largest 18 hole lead:
2 shots, Ernie Els, 1998, Carl Pettersson, 2002

Largest 36 hole lead:
5 shots, Ross Fisher, 2006

Largest 54 hole lead:
3 shots, Retief Goosen, 2006, Trevor Immelman, 2007

Largest winning margin:
6 shots, Tim Clark, 2005

Biggest final round comeback by a winner:
5 shots, Mathias Grönberg, 2000
 
Play-offs: 
Trevor Immelman beat Tim Clark, 2003

Holes-in-one:
Neil Homann, 1998 (Durban CC)
Paul McGinley, 1999 (Stellenbosch GC)
Anthony Wall, 1999, (Stellenbosch GC)
Henk Alberts (AM), 2000 (Randpark GC)
Hernan Rey, 2005 (Durban CC)
Richard Finch, 2007 (Humewood GC)

High cut: 144 (L), 2000, 02, 07

Low cut: 154 (+8), 2006

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