May saw the focus very much on Volvo events as both the Volvo China Open and the Volvo World Match Play Championship saw the eyes of golfing world drawn towards these two prestigious events.
The second World Golf Championship event of 2013 co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the USPGA was the Cadillac Championship. This was played over the tough Blue Monster course at Doral in Florida with the winner qualifying for an invitation to the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions. This time round it was won by World Number 1, Tiger Woods, whose 2-shot victory means he has now been victorious in this event an amazing seven times.
Despite the long winter in Europe, it seems only a very short time ago that Louis Oosthuizen won the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions in an exciting finish at Durban Country Club, just holding off the challenge of Scott Jamieson and Thongchai Jaidee. Amazingly, it is now over two months ago, and in that time several more important championships have been played on the European Tour and its co-sanctioned WGC events. These have produced an interesting mix of winners, each of whom earns as part of his prize a place alongside Oosthuizen in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.
There was a thrilling climax to the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions as what could have been a one-horse race turned into an intriguing and closely fought contest that went right to the wire.
The final round of the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions is under way at Durban Country Club and all eyes will be on Scott Jamieson as he tries to protect his 5-shot cushion. The Scot is looking for back to back wins in Durban but will be aware that the chasing pack includes world number six Louis Oosthuizen who is sure to have a lot of local support.
Scott Jamieson is hunting his second victory in Durban as he takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the Volvo Golf Champions.
Following the welcome addition of playing with the amateurs in yesterday's Amateur-Pro Team Competition, it's now time for the Pros to get really serious as we go into the weekend of the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.
The unique and unbeatable proposition of Playing With The Pros came true today at Durban Country Club for the leading seventeen finalists from the 2012 Volvo World Golf Challenge as they enjoyed the golfing experience of a lifetime.
Friday was an awesome day for world number six Louis Oosthuizen, who not only took the lead in the Volvo Golf Champions, but received the keys to the one thing that he has coveted for two years – a Volvo Excavator.
As many of you will already be aware, the ANC are holding their annual national rally at the Kings Park Stadium, directly opposite Durban Country Club and adjacent to the Practice Range for the Volvo Golf Champions, on Saturday 12 January