The Joburg Open teed off at Houghton Golf Club on Thursday, with the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Mpho Phalatse, hitting the ceremonial tee shot to signal the start of this DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned tournament at Houghton Golf Club.
“We’re very excited to welcome the global viewership of this tournament and to be able to showcase our beautiful City of Johannesburg,” said Phalatse.
“Golf is a much loved sport in Johannesburg. We have an array of beautiful golf courses in the City and the sport forms a vital part of our tourism. We are the economic hub of the country, and international events like this are part of our drive to grow the City and attract investment.”
The Joburg Open signals the start of the DP World Tour’s new season and also forms part of the Open Qualifying Series for The Open.