The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 14, 2012
 

Golf: Schwartzel determined to keep SA Open at home

 
 

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters champion, is determined to join a formidable list of fellow countrymen to hold up the South African (SA) Open trophy - the second-oldest in the world - this week.

Schwartzel hopes to add his name to those of previous winners Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman and Retief Goosen, when the tournament kicks off on Thursday at the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Ekurhuleni west of Johannesburg.

"The SA Open is definitely one of the events I want to win in my career.

When you look at the players who have won the Championship in the past, it would be an honour and a privilege to see my name alongside theirs on the trophy," said the 28-year-old.