Joburg Open: UK and Irish golfers withdraw from tournament as South Africa added to UK red list of trips | Golf news

A host of British and Irish golfers have withdrawn ahead of the second day’s play at the Joburg Open, the first event of the DP World Tour, former European Tour; in rugby union, the Scarlets and Cardiff also tried to return to Wales from South Africa

Last updated: 26/11/21 10:11

The Joburg Open is the first event in the 47-tournament DP World Tour program

The Joburg Open is the first event in the 47-tournament DP World Tour program

A host of British and Irish golfers withdrew from the Joburg Open ahead of the second day of play on Friday after South Africa was added to the UK Government’s red list of travels.

Englishmen Oliver Fisher, Steven Brown, Richard McEvoy, Matthew Jordan, Andrew Wilson, Matt Ford and Graeme Storm, Scots Richie Ramsay, Liam Johnston and Craig Howie, Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell and Cormac Sharvin and Welshman Oliver Farr all withdrew from the tournament, together with the Irish couple Niall Kearney and Paul Dunne.

The Joburg Open is the first event in the DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, and begins a three-week round of events in South Africa.

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said flights to England from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe would be suspended from Friday noon and all six countries would be added to the red list.

Anyone arriving after 04.00 on Saturday, must stay at a managed quarantine hotel.

The Joburg Open is the first event in the DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, and is the first of a 47-tournament DP World Tour program.

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It also marks the start of The Open Qualifying Series, where the top three players in the top 10 – not already exempt – secure their invitations to next year’s major in St. Petersburg. Andrews.

Spain’s Angel Hidalgo has part of the lead after a weather-disrupted opening round.

Watch the Joburg Open all week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins on Friday from kl. 10.00 at Sky Sports Golf.

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