Martin Kaymer, the champion of Nedbank Golf Challenge the previous season, is all set to defend his title at the esteemed tournament in its 2013 session as well. The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2013 is held at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club.
The latest Golf Challenge seems tougher this time given the expansion in player participation which is sure to make the competition harder for the dapper German golfer. In place of the usual norm of 12 players followed by the previous Golf Challenge editions, this time the tournament has been extended to come up with a thirty-man field. Interestingly, it’s the first time that the Nedbank Tour has been officially exhibited on European Tour in its long history of 33 years.
In regards to the roster of participants for the Sun City Golf Challenge this year, the line-up seems pretty high-profile with heavyweight names like Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson. Donald had been World’s Number One 2 years back while Stenson is the present European # 1. Justin Rose is the illustrious American Open Champion.
“I cherish coming here as it is the final tournament of 2013 & one can allot everything he has got into it”, Kaymer said. “The past year was my last opportunity, this year would be my last opportunity, so I prefer to stay under the pressure. I will be great to end with the best possible high & a triumph will be the absolute.”
Stenson was the Nedbank winner in the year 2008 but he lost to Allenby the very next year. The Swedish was down with a bad wrist injury for long post his win at Dubai DP World Tour. He had to withdraw from SA Open given the severity of the wrist wound that irked him all through Final series.