Garcia favourite at Nedbank Challenge

BY Bruce Young | Southern Africa Tour | 2008 Nedbank Golf Challenge | Preview | 03 Dec 2008

Sergio Garcia heads the field of twelve world class golfers at the Nedbank Challenge being played at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in South Africa.

The world number two golfer will be looking to continue a remarkable run of form that has seen him finish inside the top five in seven of his last eight starts worldwide.

The Spanaird, who is a two time winner of this event, will be looking to cap off a superb year, which has seen him establish himself as the deserved second ranked player in the word behind the recuperating Tiger Woods.

The Swedish pair of Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson, fresh from their victory at the World Cup in China last week, will be full of confidence following their sensational last round of 63 in the foursomes in China. Given the year both have had, especially Robert Karlsson, either could add to their significant pay packet earned last week.

Lee Westwood is another who has enjoyed a brilliant season in 2008 and could well finish of his year in style.

The tournament carries a huge purse of US$1.2 million to the winner but don’t feel too sorry for the player finishing in last place, he earns US$200,000.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -21 Henrik Stenson Sweden 63 71 65 68 267
2 -12 Kenny Perry United States 73 70 68 65 276
3 -9 Robert Karlsson Sweden 72 68 67 72 279
4 -8 Rory Sabbatini South Africa 68 70 72 70 280
T5 -4 Lee Westwood England 70 72 70 72 284
T5 -4 Sergio Garcia Spain 72 70 72 70 284
T7 -2 James Kingston South Africa 72 77 70 67 286
T7 -2 K.j. Choi South Korea 72 67 73 74 286
9 +2 Justin Rose England 73 73 72 72 290
10 +3 Trevor Immelman South Africa 72 73 69 77 291
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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