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Alfred Dunhill Championship

Alfred Dunhill Championship
Tournament information
Location Malalane, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Established 2000
Course(s) Leopard Creek Golf Club
Par 72
Length 7,287 yards (6,663 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,500,000
Month played December
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Charl Schwartzel (2012)
To par −24 Charl Schwartzel (2012)
Current champion
Branden Grace
Leopard Creek<br>GC is located in South Africa
Leopard Creek
Location in South Africa

The Alfred Dunhill Championship is a men's professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. It is part of the Southern African Sunshine Tour and is one of four events in South Africa that are co-sanctioned by the more prestigious European Tour.

The tournament was founded in 2000, but its origins lie in Dunhill's sponsorship of the South African PGA Championship between 1995 and 1999. Following the 1999 Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship, the company decided to discontinue their association with the South African PGA, and create their own stand alone tournament. The first event was held in January 2000 at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg, and replaced the South African PGA Championship on the European Tour calendar.

In 2004, the tournament was rescheduled to December, resulting in two events being staged that year. Following this change, the Alfred Dunhill Championship has formed part of the following year's European Tour season. In addition, the event was moved to the Leopard Creek Golf Club, just south of the Kruger National Park in Malalane, Mpumalanga.

The Dunhill Championship should not be confused with the Dunhill Links Championship, a much richer European Tour event with the same sponsor which is played in Scotland.


Year Season Winner Country Score To par Margin of
Sun Euro
Alfred Dunhill Championship
2014 2014 2015 Branden Grace  South Africa 268 −20 7 strokes Louis Oosthuizen
2013 2013 2014 Charl Schwartzel (3)  South Africa 271 −17 4 strokes Richard Finch
2012 2012 2013 Charl Schwartzel (2)  South Africa 264 −24 12 strokes Kristoffer Broberg
2011 2011 2011 Garth Mulroy  South Africa 269 −19 2 strokes George Murray
2010 2010 2011 Pablo Martín (2)  Spain 277 −11 2 strokes Anthony Michael
Thorbjørn Olesen
Charl Schwartzel
2009 2009 2010 Pablo Martín  Spain 271 −17 1 stroke Charl Schwartzel
2008 2008 2009 Richard Sterne  South Africa 271 −17 1 stroke Johan Edfors
Robert Rock
2007 2007 2008 John Bickerton  England 275 −13 1 stroke Ernie Els
Lee Slattery
2006 2006–07 2007 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 275 −13 1 stroke Charl Schwartzel
Dunhill Championship
2005 2005–06 2006 Ernie Els  South Africa 274 −14 3 strokes Louis Oosthuizen
Charl Schwartzel
2004* 2004–05 2005 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 281 −7 Playoff
(1st hole)
Neil Cheetham
2004* 2003–04 2004 Marcel Siem  Germany 266 −22 Playoff
(3rd hole)
Grégory Havret
Raphaël Jacquelin
2003 2002–03 2003 Mark Foster  England 273 −15 Playoff
(2nd hole)
Anders Hansen
Trevor Immelman
Paul Lawrie
Doug McGuigan
Bradford Vaughan
2002 2001–02 2002 Justin Rose  England 268 −20 2 strokes Mark Foster
Retief Goosen
Martin Maritz
Alfred Dunhill Championship
2001 2000–01 2001 Adam Scott  Australia 267 −21 1 stroke Justin Rose
2000+ 1999–00 2000 Anthony Wall  England 204 −12 2 strokes Gary Orr
Phillip Price

* Two events in 2004 due to change in scheduling from January to December.
+ 2000 event reduced to three rounds because of rain.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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