Els to become player host of South African Open

ErnieElsThe Sunshine Tour announced that South Africa’s most successful golfer of the past three decades Ernie Els will take on the role of host and ambassador for the South African Open Championship, starting with the 104th SA Open in January 2015 at Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni.

In addition to the SA Golf Development Board’s Chapter in Ekurhuleni, Els’ two charities, Els for Autism and the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation will become the beneficiary charities of the tournament.

Selwyn Nathan, executive director of the Sunshine Tour said, “We are very excited that Ernie has accepted the role, which we are sure will go a long way to re-establishing golf’s second-oldest national championship as one of the world’s flagship events.