Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player
Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa 09 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
Thursday, 09 November 2017
Tommy Fleetwood walks down the 1st hole with Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Alex Noren   (Getty Images)
Tommy Fleetwood walks down the 1st hole with Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Alex Noren (Getty Images)

7 – Bernd Wiesberger is predicted to climb seven places on the Race to Dubai Rankings to fifth if he maintains pole position.

8 – The Austrian made eight birdies during his opening 67

78 - Wiesberger hit 78 per cent of his Greens in Regulation today.

6 - The four-time tour winner has held the 18-hole lead on six previous occasions.

364 – Matthieu Pavon averaged the longest drive at 346 yards.

2.45 – Lee Westwood and Tyrrell Hatton both gained 2.45 strokes on driving today.

7833 - This week's course is the second longest on the European Tour this season at 7833 yards. Only Erin Hills (7845y - US Open) and DLF G&CC (7657y - Hero Indian Open) are longer.

246 – There were 246 birdies on round one at Sun City

3 –
 The 449-yard par four third hole was the hardest hole of the day, averaging 4.40.

72.49 – The overall scoring average was 72.49.


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GRACE, BrandenRSA18-11
2JAMIESON, ScottSCO18-10
4LI, HaotongCHN18-7
5KAYMER, MartinGER18-6

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