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Christiaan Bezuidenhout, pictured at the US Masters in Georgia last weekend, is among three South Africans doing duty at the RCB Heritage in South Carolina this week.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout, pictured at the US Masters in Georgia last weekend, is among three South Africans doing duty at the RCB Heritage in South Carolina this week.
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The first Major of 2021 at the pristine Augusta National is being followed by offerings on the European and American tours for hungry South African golfers this week.

Not only did the U.S. Masters produce a surprise champion in Hideki Matsuyama from Japan, who had tears in his eyes after his final putt on Sunday, it also rewarded “Rainbow Nation” duo Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen more than R1,3 million for being in a group that tied for 26th place. Now, there’s the RBC Heritage teeing off in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and the Austrian Open starting in Atzenbrugg on Thursday.

The RBC Heritage, known for much of its long history as the Heritage Classic or simply the Heritage, has a prize fund of $7,1 million (over R102 million) at Harbour Town Golf Links at the Sea Pines Resort.

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