It was a home win for Branden Grace as he collected the trophy at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa.
It was an amazing final round with the lead swapping all the time but Branden sunk a 40 foot putt on the 16th to put daylight between him and his close pursuers. That putt gave him a final round -6 under par 66, to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at -11 under par;
“This is awesome, this is the one event that as a South African you want to win. It’s Africa’s Major for a reason and what a special place it is.”
“There’s a lot of history and a lot of great winners on the trophy and I’m very glad to be able to put my name on the trophy as well.”
“It’s a very special week, we found out on Wednesday we’re having a boy.”
“I had to stay patient and I had to take the chances when they came my way. I missed a couple of short ones but I think the big key was the putt on 16.”
Scott Jamieson, Scotland, was second, at -10 under, with his last round -2 under 70;
“I got off to a nice start and things were looking good. Got a little blip on number eight.”
” On 16, perhaps if my chip had gone in, it might have been a different story. I’m sure I’ll look back and take great pride with that.”
Victor Dubuisson, France, finished in third spot at -9 under par with a final round -2 under 70.
Best round of the day went to Li Haotong of China, an amazing -8 under par 64, giving him fourth place on his own at -7 under par.