The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Four out of the six South African golfers who started the week at the Masters have made the cut at Augusta National Golf Club.
Presidents Cup International team captain Ernie Els has named his final three assistants for this year's Presidents Cup.
Trevor Immelman has missed out on an Open Championship spot due to his low world ranking at the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club.
The 82nd Masters gets under way at Augusta National this week and there will be FIVE South Africans in the 87-player field.
Local names will be in the running to compete for the coveted green jacket at Augusta in the US and the R22.4m prize.
Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman found the going tough in the opening round of the SA Open at Glendower Golf Club.
Trevor Immelman will play at the 2016 South African Open, a tournament he won in 2003 and 2004.
Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman is delighted after shooting a four-under 68 on the opening day at Augusta NGC.
The 83rd Masters gets under way at Augusta National this week and there will be SIX South Africans in the 87-man field.
Branden Grace would be the obvious choice to lead the 12 South Africans in keeping the trophy on home soil at the Gary Player Country Club.
Trevor Immelman accepts he is reaching a crunch point in his career, admitting he can no longer routinely compete with the world's best despite the odd "glimmer of hope".
Ernie Els leads the South African charge after the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
With the tournament is set to tee off in Melbourne, South Africa boats a proud history in the World Cup of Golf.
Former champions Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman have been drawn together for the first two rounds of the South African Open.
Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener.
With high hopes heading into the Masters, the seven-man SA contingent failed to live up to expectations at Augusta.
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