Els: We want the best at SA Open

Els: We want the best at SA Open Rory McIlroy may be entering this week’s BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni as the favourite but the World Number Two is taking nothing for granted at Glendower Golf Club. The Northern Irishman is a notoriously fast starter to the calendar year


Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman aims to be number one again by end of January

Rory McIlroy is aiming to regain the world number one spot from Jason Day before the end of January. McIlroy, a close second behind Day in the rankings, tees up in the South African Open on Thursday and plays in the Abu Dhabi Championship next week.

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Rory McIlroy swings into 2017 at the BMW South African Open

Most of us regular hackers and thrashers will have spent many an hour on a golfing safari as we explore the flora and fauna that results from yet another wayward approach into the wilds but Rory McIlroy has enjoyed the real thing as he prepares to

Herald Scotland

BMW SA Open Golf Betting Tips

This event usually slips fairly below the radar, but there is much excitement this year, with Rory McIlroy making his first appearance of the year, and with new equipment in his bag to boot. Brandon Stone won the event last season, his first European

Golf Monthly

Exciting new tournament set for SA if Els and Faldo have their way

Ernie Els during the Practice Round of the 2017 BMW SA Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club on January 11, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Image by: Luke Walker/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images …

Times LIVE

Els ‘disappointed’ by SA Open trio snub

Cape Town – South African golfing legend Ernie Els has expressed his disappointment at three of South Africa’s leading golfers missing this year’s SA Open. The four-time major champion spoke to the media leading up to the SA Open tournament and …


Rory McIlroy sets out in search of the next level and dominance over the world’s best

Having videoed himself coming within snarling distance of a lion at a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park on the weekend, Rory McIlroy will set out on the 2017 season at the BMW South African Open on Thursday determined to re-establish …


McIlroy lauds hero Els: ‘I named my dog after him’

“I have always been a huge fan of his game but I am a bigger fan of the man.” Charlie Lemay’s picture. Submitted by Charlie Lemay on Wed, 11/01/2017 – 16:23. 0. Most golf fans know Rory McIlroy counts Tiger Woods as a childhood hero, but you’d be …


Brandon Stone will defend SA Open title, if you believe in omens

Brandon Stone is vying to become the first man since 2004 to defend his SA Open title successfully. Photo: Luke Walker/Gallo Images. The similarities between him and the only man to have defended the SA Open title, Trevor Immelman, are truly startling.


Rory McIlroy has the best odds of winning a major this year, according to Vegas

Getty Images JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JANUARY 11: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits balls on the range during previews ahead of the BMW South African Open at Glendower Golf Club on January 11, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Els: We want the best at SA Open

Ernie Els says a showdown between Rory McIlroy and Brandon Stone would be the perfect way to end the SA Open. FILE: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot. Picture: AFP. Rory McIlroy · Ernie Els · SA Open · Brandon Stone. Email; Print …

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McIlroy In Field As Stone Defends BMW South African Open

The European Tour is back this week at Glendower GC in Johannesburg for the BMW South African Open – the world’s second-oldest national Open after The Open Championship. The tournament begun over 120 years ago in 1893, 33 years after the first …

Golf Monthly

Stone gears up for SA Open McIlroy clash

Ekurhuleni – There may have been a touch of hyperbole when a couple of pundits called him ‘the hottest golfer in the world right now’, but Brandon Stone certainly appears to have all he needs in his armoury as he sets off on Thursday in defence of his


Huddersfield golfers Chris Hanson and Marcus Armitage face South African Open challenge

Golfers Chris Hanson and Marcus Armitage get under way in the third European Tour tournament of the season the BMW South African Open. The tournament, hosted by Ernie Els, is to be played at the Glendower Golf Club in Gauteng. Howley Hall member …

Huddersfield Examiner

Rory McIlroy changes clubs for South African Open

Johannesburg (AFP) – World number two Rory McIlroy tees off Thursday in the South African Open hoping a change of clubs will not trigger a loss of form. The last time the 27-year-old from Northern Ireland made his seasonal debut with new equipment was …

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What will be Rory’s story at the BMW SA Open?

Wold number two ranked golfer Rory McIlroy tested out the tee boxes, fairways and greens of the pristine Glendower Golf Course today and is tipped by player-host Ernie Els as the “man to beat” at this year’s open. 11 hours ago. Rory McIllroy. Photo

Benoni City Times

The Golf Blog: Photo Rory McIlroy appears short next to Ernie Els and Nick Faldo

The Golf Blog says: This could be an optical illusion but Rory McIlroy looks short next to Ernie Els and Nick Faldo, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Faldo and Els are both listed as 6’3″. Rors is only 5’9″. The photo makes the height

The Golf Blog (blog)

Far from a dog’s life for Rory McIlroy at South African Open

When Rory McIlroy got his first dog as a child he named it after one of his golfing heroes. No, it wasn’t called Tiger, but rather ‘Theo’ after Theodore Ernest Els. That’s Ernie Els, to you and me. McIlroy now resides alongside the 47-year-old as a

Irish Times

Experience key for Goosen

Retief Goosen admits he is looking forward to returning to familiar surroundings at this week’s South African Open. The two-time US Open winner has not won on the European Tour for a decade but impressed at Glendower GC 12 months ago, birdieing three …