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Bezuidenhout Wins Back To Back Events: The South African has skyrocketed up the World Rankings winning his home tournament last weekend.
Twenty-six-year-old South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout made it back-to-back win’s on the European tour last weekend. Bezuidenhout won his third professional event on tour and his seventh overall.
He won the Alfred Dunhill Links in Scotland and now followed it up with a win on home soil. The wins have moved the South African to within touching distance on the top thirty in the world rankings.
In the last two weeks, he has catapulted from sixty-first to thirty-fifth. He has now become the second highest-ranked player after Louis Ouishazen in the rankings.
In last week’s event, he won the 110th South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club. He came into his home event red hot favorite, having come off the back of a win.
Bezuidenhout impressed as he went onto win by five shots over Wales’s Jamie Donaldson. The Champion carded a final round sixty-nine to finish on a total eighteen under par.
He has become the first player since Justin Rose in 2017 to win successive events on the European Tour. One of golf’s greatest players, Gary Player tweeted a message congratulating his fellow South African.
Congrats to @BezChristiaan on his #SAOpen victory and his second victory in a row. He truly has been a cut above the rest and is a deserved champion. Welcome to the @SouthAfricaOpen club, I hope it’s the first of many. pic.twitter.com/HYk5yLwWbf
— GARY PLAYER (@garyplayer) December 6, 2020
GOLFING YEAR OF HIS LIFE
The young South African has had the year of his golfing life. With two wins this year he has proven to be able to compete against the world’s best. This is especially given his magnificent performance in the Players Championship earlier in the year.
He carded an incredible seven-under first round to be in a tie for second. However, with COVID-19 then progressively getting worse the tournament was abandoned.
Bezuidenhout was naturally disappointed having had such a great start and was worried if he could regain his good form post lockdown. However, the lockdown proved to better the South Africans performance.
He made the cut at both the US Open and the Master’s finishing tied thirty-eighth and fifty-fifth. Bezuidenhout has won a total of over nine hundred thousand in earnings this year.
Making it the best in his career to date. The twenty-six-year-old has the potential for great things if he can maintain his good form.
ONLY UP FROM HERE
Bezuidenhout won a gigantic one hundred and sixty thousand euro for his win last weekend. The victory has bumped him up to eleventh place in the Race To Dubai rankings.
The twenty-six-year-old will be the favorite to win the DP World Championship in Dubai next week. This will be the final event on tour to end the golfing year.
The winner of the tour’s most prestigious event will bring home a whopping three million euros.
Bezuidenhout stated after his win in South Africa that:
“It feels amazing. To stand here as the SA Open champion is unbelievable”.
“It’s massive for me. It’s always been a dream, and I wasn’t sure when, or if, I would achieve it”.
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