Stars predict winning score

2005-12-01 18:17
Sun City - If some of the leading contenders are correct, 12-under par should be good enough to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge this year.

The question always pops up at media conferences and generally the golfers are pretty accurate. "Something in double figures will be excellent golf," said three-time champion Ernie Els.

First round leader Darren Clarke, who shot a five-under-par 67 on Thursday to lead by one shot from American Jim Furyk, said he would be happy to talk to the media on Sunday having shot 12-under par.

"I don't know if that is going to be the winning score but if that's what I shoot and I'm talking to you guys on Sunday, then it obviously will be good enough."

South Africa's Tim Clark is just a little more optimistic. "I think 14-under will be a really great score."

Defending champion Retief Goosen though agrees with Darren Clarke. "I shot a seven-under to win last year but I think the scores will be lower this time - more than 10-under.

"I reckon around 12-under should be good enough. Of course somebody could suddenly have a great couple of rounds and run away from the field."

Asked if Clarke was the man to do it Goosen said it was possible, but in his view, unlikely. If he gets a good lead he will tend to keep hanging on to it, not looking to runaway from the field.


AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.