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Grace leads SA charge at WGC-Shanghai event

Branden Grace (Getty Images)
Branden Grace (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Golfer Branden Grace spearheads the South African charge at the World Golf Championship-Champions tournament in Shanghai at the Sheshan International Golf Club this week.

Grace will be joined by Brandon Stone, Justin Harding, George Coetzee, Erik van Rooyen, JC Ritchie and Oliver Bekker in the 78-player field.

Grace has had a solid year thus far, only missing two cuts - at the Open and Northern Trust - in 22 events. He finished T48 at the CJ Cup last week in South Korea.

The world No 46th will be hoping to regain some winning form ahead of the business end of the European Tour season as he is currently ranked 36th in the Race to Dubai standings.

The 30-year-old will defend his title at Africa's Major, the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City next month.

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The WGC-Champions in Shanghai is one in a series of four events including the Mexico Championship (Mexico City, Mexico), the Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin, Texas) and the FedEx St. Jude Invitational (Memphis, Tennessee).

The title holders of four current World Golf Championships tournaments in the 2017/2018 PGA Tour season are Justin Rose (HSBC Champions), Phil Mickelson (Mexico Championship), Bubba Watson (Dell Technologies Match Play) and Justin Thomas (FedEx St. Jude Invitational).

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