South Africa Announces Two New European Golf Tour Events
South Africa will host "the most events on the 2013 European Tour," after the Sunshine Tour announced two new co-sanctioned tournaments, according to Ken Borland of REUTERS. The Nelson Mandela Championship, which will be staged in association with the former South African President's Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, will be held from Dec. 6-9. The Tshwane Open will take place from Feb. 28 to March 3. The two new events "bring to six the number of tournaments to be played in South Africa" in next year's Race to Dubai. The Tshwane Open at the Els Club Copperleaf will have prize money of €1.5M ($1.9M), with the winner gaining a two-year exemption on the European Tour. The purse for the Nelson Mandela Championship "has yet to be finalised" (REUTERS, 8/28).