In numbers: The South African Swing

3/4/2013 3:03:00 PM
South African flag  (Getty Images)
South African flag (Getty Images)

After the inaugural Tshwane Open last week completed the sextet of European Tour events being held in South Africa in The 2013 Race to Dubai, europeantour.com took a numerical look back…

260 -  The lowest winning 72 hole total by Richard Sterne at the Joburg Open.

70 - The number of places Darren Fichardt moved up the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory in the Africa Open and his second place in the Tshwane Open. He now currently stands at a career-high of 76th.

62 – The lowest round in any of the six events held in South Africa. These were by Trevor Fisher Jnr (Joburg Open) and Adilson da Silva (Africa Open).

5 – The number of South African winners from the six events staged in the country.

12 – The largest winning margin by Charl Schwartzel at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The third largest in European Tour history.

139 – The lowest cut in the South African events at the Joburg Open.

5 – The biggest final round deficit made up a winner by Louis Oosthuizen at the Volvo Golf Champions.

2 – The number of first time winners from the tournaments in South Africa. They were: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa) and Dawie Van Der Walt (Tshwane Open).

3 – The best finish by a player from the cut line. This was done by Andy Sullivan at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

27 – The total number of strokes under par by Richard Sterne in winning the Joburg Open. This is the equal second lowest in European Tour history.