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Africa's Major at Sun City cancelled due to Covid-19

European Tour


The 2021 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will not take place as a result of the restrictions placed on events and spectators in South Africa because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The European Tour, Nedbank and Sun International have jointly agreed that the 40th anniversary of the event, scheduled to take place at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 11-14 November 2021, will not be feasible under the current restrictions in both the sports and hospitality industries.

Mike Brown, Chief Executive Nedbank Group, said: “The current covid environment in South Africa is extremely challenging, and we feel that to host a tournament of the magnitude and prestige of the Nedbank Golf Challenge would not be feasible or prudent.”

He said they would now focus their efforts on working towards 'Africa's Major' in 2022.

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive European Tour, said: “The 40th anniversary of the Nedbank Golf Challenge is a momentous occasion, and as such it is only right that this milestone is celebrated in a manner deserving of this event, and also when South Africa’s passionate golf fans can properly share in this moment.”

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