SATURDAY DECEMBER 14, 2013 – NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY ISPS HANDA
DAWIE VAN DER WALT
- His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 34th European Tour event.
- Moves to €209,561 in The Race to Dubai.
- His first European Tour victory since the 2013 Tshwane Open.
- Wins on The European Tour for the second consecutive season.
- Both his European Tour victories have now been on home soil.
- Is the first South African since Branden Grace (2012 Joburg Open and 2012 Volvo Golf Champions) to win their first two European Tour events on home soil.
- Is the first South African to win the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa.
- Is the second South African victory in the opening five European Tour events of the 2014 season, following Charl Schwartzel (Alfred Dunhill Championship).
- Becomes the 21st different South African to record multiple European Tour victories.
- Is the 119th European Tour victory for South Africa.
- Is the 17th South African victory on The European Tour since the start of the 2012 European Tour season. This is the most of any country.
- The 35th South African victory from the 57 events jointly-sanctioned between The European Tour and Sunshine Tour played, since the first one in 1995.
- Claims the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit for the first time.
- As a result of winning the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit claims a place in the 143rd Open Championship and 2014 WGC – Cadillac Championship.