DID YOU KNOW – JOBURG OPEN
• Defending champion, Charl Schwatzel will attempt continue with his outstanding record in European Tour events co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour. He has played in 26 tournaments, making 23 cuts, winning four times, runner-up five times and been placed in the top ten on 13 occasions overall.
• Should the current Masters Tournament Champion triumph for a third consecutive time, he would join a select band of players to win the same official European Tour event three years in succession. The other players to achieve this feat are: Ian Woosnam (1990-92 Monte Carlo Open), Sir Nick Faldo (1991-93 Irish Open), Colin Montgomerie (1998-2000 PGA Championship), Ernie Els (2002-04 Heineken Classic) and Tiger Woods (2005-07 WGC – CA Championship and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational).
• The Joburg Open has the largest field of the season, with 2010 players; 206 professionals and four amateurs.
• The Joburg Open is currently one of only three events on the 2012 Schedule which plays on two or more courses. The other two are the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the Barclays Singapore Open.