South African Open


 

The South African Open

 
The South African Open tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

The South African Open is golf's second oldest national Open championship, only pre-dated by The Open Championship (British Open). The event can be traced back to 1893, although it only became a fully fledged strokeplay event in 1903.

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2018
BMW
Paisley, Chris
Glendower
267 (-21)
€159,669
Played as the BMW SA Open Championship hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Jan 11-14; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; first European Tour event of 2018). Second-placed Branden Grace (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 31-year-old Paisley (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win at the 118th attempt. [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, S Africa].
2017
BMW
Storm, Graeme
Glendower
270 (-18)
€164,409
Played as the BMW SA Open Championship hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Jan 12-15; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Graeme Storm (Eng) beat Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) with a par at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was Storm's second European Tour win, coming over 9 years and 274 events after the first. [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, S Africa].
2016
BMW
Stone, Brandon
Glendower
274 (-14)
€158,500
Played as the BMW SA Open Championship hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Jan 7-10; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) finished 2 shots behind home winner and first-time European Tour winner Stone (RSA). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, S Africa].
2015
x
Sullivan, Andy
Glendower
277 (-11)
€158,500
Played as the South African Open Championship hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Jan 8-11; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Sunshine Tr 2014 season-ending event). First-time European Tour winner Sullivan (Eng) beat Charl Schwartzel (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Despite taking a five-shot lead into the final round, Schwartzel again missed out on winning his home country championship. [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, S Africa].
2014
x
(not played)
x
x
South African Open not played in 2014.
2013
Ekurhuleni
Madsen, Morten Orum
Glendower
269 (-19)
€174,350
Played as the South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni (Nov 21-24; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2014 season-opener). Second-placed Jbe Kruger (RSA) and Hennie Otto (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Madsen (Den). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
2012
x
Serengeti Estates
271 (-17)
€158,500
Played as the SA Open Championship (Nov 15-18; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed George Coetzee (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Stenson (Swe), who claimed his seventh European Tour win, and first for five years. [Serengeti GC, nr Johannesburg, RSA; now called Serengeti Estates].
2011
x
Otto, Hennie
Serengeti Estates
274 (-14)
€158,500
Played as the SA Open Championship (Nov 24-27; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; the second SA Open on the Eurpn Tr 2011 schedule). Second-placed Bernd Weisberger (Aut) finished 1 shot behind home winner Otto (RSA), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Serengeti GC, nr Johannesburg, RSA; now called Serengeti Estates].
2010
x
Durban CC
257 (-25)
€158,500
Played as the South African Open (100th) (Dec 16-19; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2011 season). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Els (RSA) who claimed his fifth SA Open win. Event reduced to 70 holes; the waterlogged 4th hole was closed for rounds 3 and 4, and all players given a nominal score of par. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
2009
x
Ramsay, Richie
Pearl Valley
275 (-13)
€158,500
Played as the South African Open (Dec 17-20; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2010 season). First-time European Tour winner Ramsay (Scot) beat Shiv Kapur (Ind) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Pearl Valley G&CE, Paarl, Western Cape, RSA].
2008
x
Pearl Valley
274 (-14)
€158,500
Played as the South African Open (Dec 18-21; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2009 season). Sterne (RSA) beat Gareth Maybin (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to win for the second straight week. Sterne recorded his third European Tour win on home soil in 2008, and became the eighth consecutive South African winner of the SA Open. [Pearl Valley G&CE, Paarl, Western Cape, RSA].
2007
SA Airways
Kingston, James
Pearl Valley
284 (-4)
€158,500
Played as the South African Airways Open (Dec 13-16; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2008 season). Second-placed Oliver Wilson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Kingston (RSA). [Pearl Valley G&CE, Paarl, Western Cape, RSA].
2006
SA Airways
264 (-24)
€158,500
Played as the South African Airways Open (Dec 14-17; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2007 season). Second-placed Trevor Immelman (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Els (RSA). [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
2005
SA Airways
Durban CC
273 (-15)
€112,690
Played as the South African Airways Open (Jan 20-23; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) and Gregory Havret (Fra) finished 6 shots behind Clark (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
2005
SA Airways
Fancourt
282 (-10)
€158,579
Played as the South African Airways Open (Dec 15-18; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Goosen (RSA). [Links course, Fancourt, George, Western Cape, RSA].
2004
SA Airways
Erinvale
276 (-12)
€113,536
Played as the South African Airways Open (Jan 15-18; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Steve Webster (Eng) and Alastair Forsyth (Scot) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Immelman (RSA). Immelman became the first back-to-back winner of this event since Gary Player in 1976-77. [Erinvale GC, Somerset West, Western Cape, RSA].
2003
SA Airways
Erinvale
274 (-14)
€121,670
Played as the South African Airways Open (Jan 9-12; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). First-time European Tour winner Immelman (RSA) beat Tim Clark (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Erinvale GC, Somerset West, Western Cape, RSA].
2002
Bell's
Durban CC
269 (-19)
€128,053
Played as Bell's South African Open (Jan 10-13; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Steve Webster (Eng) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Clark (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
2001
Mercedes-Benz
280 (-8)
€169,283
Played as the Mercedes-Benz South African Open (Jan 25-28; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim), who recorded the last of his 16 European Tour wins. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
2000
Mercedes-Benz
274 (-14)
€156,784
Played as the Mercedes-Benz South African Open (Jan 20-23; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Darren Fichardt (RSA), Ricardo González (Arg) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Grönberg (Swe). [Randpark course, Randpark GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Now called the Firethorn course].
1999
Mercedes Benz/Vodacom
Stellenbosch GC
279 (-5)
€127,506
Played as the Mercedes-Benz/Vodacom South African Open (Jan 21-24; S African/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Scott Dunlap (USA) and Jeev Milkha Singh (India) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
1998
x
Durban CC
273 (-15)
€100,051
Played as the South African Open (Feb 5-8; S African/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Els (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1997
x
Glendower
270 (-18)
€100,066
Played as the South African Open (Feb 6-9; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr for the first time). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1996
Philips
275 (-13)
R118,500
Played as the Philips South African Open (Jan 18-21; S African Tr event; 1995/96 season). Second-placed Brenden Pappas (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Els (RSA). [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1995
Philips
275 (-13)
R106,650
Played as the Philips South African Open (Feb 9-12; S African Tr event; 1994/95 season). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Goosen (RSA). [Randpark course, Randpark GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Now called the Firethorn course].
1993
Philips
Durban CC
267 (-21)
R90,850
Played as the Philips South African Open (Dec 9-12; S African Tr event; 1993/94 season). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Johnstone (Zim). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1993
Philips
Whitelaw, Clinton
Glendower
279 (-9)
R79,000
Played as the Philips South African Open (Feb 11-14; S African Tr event; 1992/93 season). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Whitelaw (RSA). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1992
Protea Assurance
Houghton
273 (-15)
R70,695
Played as the Protea Assurance South African Open (Jan 16-19; S African Tr event; 1991/92 season). Second-placed Derek James (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Els (RSA). Els also won the PGA and Masters titles in 1992 to take the South African "Triple Crown" (the second player after Gary Player to achieve this feat). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1991
Protea Assurance
Westner, Wayne
Durban CC
272 (-16)
R62,840
Played as the Protea Assurance South African Open (Jan 30-Feb 2; S African Tr event; 1990/91 season). Tony Johnstone (Zim) and Mark James (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Westner (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1990
Protea Assurance
Dodds, Trevor
285
Played as the Protea Assurance South African Open (S African Tr event). Hugh Royer III (USA) finished in second place behind Trevor Dodds (Namibia). [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1989
Protea Assurance
Wadsworth, Fred
Glendower
278
x
Played as the Protea Assurance South African Open. Tom Lehman (USA) finished in second place behind Fred Wadsworth (USA). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1988
Southern Suns
Westner, Wayne
Durban CC
275 (-13)
R24,150
Played as the Southern Suns South African Open. Ian Mosey (Eng) finished in second place behind Wayne Westner (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1987
Southern Suns
Mowbray
278
x
Played as the Southern Suns South African Open. McNulty (Zim) beat Fulton Allem (RSA) in a playoff. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1986
Southern Suns
Royal Johannesburg
275 (-9)
R16,306
Played as the Southern Suns South African Open (75th). Tony Johnstone (Zim) finished in second place behind Frost (RSA). [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1985
x
Levenson, Gavan
Royal Durban
280
x
Played as the South African Open. Phil Simmons (RSA) finished in second place behind Levenson (RSA). [Royal Durban GC, KwaZulu-Natal, RSA].
1984
x
274
x
Played as the South African Open. Fulton Allem (RSA) finished in second place behind Johnstone (Zim). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1983
x
Bolling, Charlie
278
R14,000
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Tertius Claassens (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Charles "Charlie" Bolling Jr (USA), the first American to win the South African Open. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1982
x
(not played)
x
x
South African Open not played in 1982.
1981
Datsun
Royal Johannesburg
272 (-12)
R14,035
Played as the Datsun South African Open. Player (RSA) beat John Bland (RSA) at the third hole of a sudden-death playoff. This followed an 18-hole playoff in which Player and Bland scored 70 and Warren Humpreys (Eng) scored 72. This was the last of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1980
x
Cole, Bobby
Durban CC
279
x
Played as the South African Open. Mark McNulty (Zim) finished in second place behind Cole (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1979
BA/Yellow Pages
279 (-9)
R9,780
Played as the BA/Yellow Pages South African Open. Second-placed Ian Mosey (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Player (RSA), who also won the SA PGA and SA Masters in 1979 to take the South African 'Triple Crown' (the first player ever to do so). This was the twelfth of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1978
Yellow Pages
Mowbray
285 (-3)
R7,200
Played as the Yellow Pages South African Open. Gavan Levenson (RSA) finished in second place behind Baiocchi (RSA). [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1977
Yellow Pages
Royal Johannesburg
273 (-11)
R6,700
Played as the Yellow Pages South African Open. Second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) and Bobby Cole (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Player (RSA). This was the eleventh of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [East course, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1976
x
Houghton
287
x
Played as the South African Open. Hayes (RSA) beat John Fourie (RSA) in a playoff. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1976
x
Durban CC
280
x
Played as the South African Open. Dave Suddards (RSA) and Bobby Verwey (RSA) finished in second place behind defending champion Player (RSA). This was the tenth of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1975
x
Mowbray
278
x
Played as the South African Open. Allan Henning (RSA) finished in second place behind Player (RSA). This was the ninth of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1974
x
Cole, Bobby
Royal Johannesburg
272
x
Played as the South African Open. Allan Henning (RSA) finished in second place behind Cole (RSA). [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1973
x
Durban CC
282
x
Played as the South African Open. Vin Baker (RSA), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Bobby Cole (RSA) finished in second place behind Bob Charles (NZ). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1972
x
Royal Johannesburg
274
x
Played as the South African Open. Bobby Cole (RSA) finished in second place behind Player (RSA). This was the eighth of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1971
x
Hobday, Simon
Mowbray
276
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Hobday (RSA). [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1970
x
Royal Durban
285
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Terry Westbrook (Zim) finished 3 shots behind Tommy Horton (Eng). Horton became the first overseas player (i.e. not based in South Africa at the time of winning) to claim the SA Open title. [Royal Durban GC, KwaZulu-Natal, RSA].
1969
x
Durban CC
273
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Trevor Wilkes (RSA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Player (RSA). This was the seventh of 13 South African Open wins for Player, and his fifth straight win in this event. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1968
x
274
R1,500
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Cobie le Grange (RSA) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Player (RSA). This was the sixth of 13 South African Open wins for Player, and his fourth straight win in this event. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1967
BP / Grosvenor Motors
279
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Allan Henning (RSA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Player (RSA). This was the fifth of 13 South African Open wins for Player, and his third straight win in this event. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1966
Grosvenor Motors
278
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Harold Henning (RSA) and Cobie le Grange (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Player (RSA). This was the fourth of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1965
Grosvenor Motors
273
R900
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed John Hayes (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Player (RSA). This was the third of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1964
x
Henning, Allan
Bloemfontein
278
x
Played as the South African Open (in Dec 1963). Second-placed Bruce Keyter (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Henning (RSA, and one of the four golfing Henning brothers). [Blomfontein GC, Free State Province, RSA].
1963
x
Waltman, Retief
Durban CC
281
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum (RSA) finished 1 shot behind two-time South African Open winner Waltman (RSA). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1962
x
Henning, Harold
285
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Denis Hutchinson (RSA) finished 1 shot behind two-time South African Open winner Henning (RSA). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1961
x
Waltman, Retief
289
x
Played as the South African Open (50th). Second-placed Barry Franklin (S Africa, amateur) finished 8 shots behind 22-year-old Waltman (RSA). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1960
x
Mowbray
280
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Harold Henning (S Africa) and Tommy Trevena (S Africa) finished 7 shots behind Player (S Africa). This was the second of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1959
x
Hutchinson, Denis
Royal Johannesburg
282
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Gary Player (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Hutchinson (S Africa, amateur), the last amateur to win the South African Open title. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1958
x
Stewart, Arthur
Bloemfontein
281
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Stewart (S Africa, amateur). [Blomfontein GC, Free State Province, RSA].
1957
x
Henning, Harold
289
x
Played as the South African Open. Henning (S Africa) beat A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) in a 36-hole playoff (Henning 144, Guthrie 146). [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1956
x
286
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bruce Keyter (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Player (S Africa). This was the first of 13 South African Open wins for Player. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1955
x
Zwartkop CC
283
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Reg Taylor (S Africa, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Locke (S Africa). This was the last of nine South African Open wins for Locke. [Zwartkop CC, Centurion, nr Pretoria, RSA].
1954
x
Taylor, Reg
289
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jannie le Roux (S Africa, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Taylor (S Africa, amateur). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1953
x
Boyd, Jimmy
302
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Boyd (S Africa, amateur) narrowly beat Otway Hayes (S Africa; Dale Hayes' father) in a 36-hole playoff (Boyd 162, Hayes 163). [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1952
x
Brews, Sid
305
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Brews (S Africa). This was the last of eight South African Open titles won by Sid Brews (S Africa), and the last of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. Aged 53 Sid Brews became the oldest winner of the SA Open. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1951
x
277
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jimmy Boyd (S Africa, amateur) and Harry Bradshaw (Ire) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Locke (S Africa). This was the eighth of nine South African Open wins for Locke. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1950
x
Durban CC
280
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) finished 11 shots behind Locke (S Africa). This was the seventh of nine South African Open wins for Locke. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1949
x
Brews, Sid
Maccauvlei
291
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Eric Moore (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Brews (S Africa). This was the seventh of eight South African Open titles won by Sid Brews (S Africa), and the eleventh of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Maccauvlei GC, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1948
x
Janks, Mickey
298
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Janks (S Africa, amateur) beat A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) in a 36-hole playoff (Janks 147, Guthrie 153). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1947
x
Glennie, Ronnie
Mowbray
293
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Eric Moore (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Ronnie Glennie (S Africa, amateur). [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1946
x
Royal Johannesburg
285
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Steve Boshoff (S Africa, amateur) finished 14 shots behind Locke (S Africa). This was the sixth of nine South African Open wins for Locke, and fifth straight win in the event. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1945
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1944
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1943
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1942
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1941
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to World War II.
1940
x
293
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Steve Boshoff (S Africa, amateur) finished 10 shots behind Locke (S Africa). This was the fifth of nine South African Open wins for Locke, and fourth straight win in the event. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1939
x
Durban CC
279
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bobby Bodmer (amateur) and Clarence Olander (S Africa, amateur) finished 8 shots behind Locke (S Africa). This was the fourth of nine South African Open wins for Locke, and third straight win in the event. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1938
x
Maccauvlei
279
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Sid Brews (S Africa) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Locke (S Africa), who had turned professional earlier in 1938. This was the third of nine South African Open wins for Locke. [Maccauvlei Golf Club, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1937
x
288
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Defending champion and second-placed Clarence Olander (S Africa, amateur) finished 11 shots behind 19-year-old Locke (S Africa, amateur). This was the second of nine South African Open wins for Locke, who also won the South African Amateur title in 1937, beating Olander in the 36-hole final. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1936
x
Olander, Clarence
297
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Olander (S Africa, amateur) beat John Robertson in a 36-hole playoff (Olander 146, Robertson 151). Olander also won the South African Amateur Championship in 1936. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1935
x
Parkview GC
296
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Verwey (S Africa, amateur) finished 3 shots behind 17-year-old Locke (S Africa, amateur), who became the youngest South African Open champion. This was the first of nine South African Open wins for Locke, who also won the South African Amateur title in 1935. [Parkview GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1934
x
Brews, Sid
319
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Verwey (S Africa, amateur, and that year's SA Amateur Champion) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Brews (S Africa). This was the sixth of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the tenth of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1933
x
Brews, Sid
Maccauvlei
297
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed and defending champion Charles McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Brews (S Africa). This was the fifth of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the ninth of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Maccauvlei Golf Club, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1932
x
McIlvenny, Charles
Mowbray
304
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Charles McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa). [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1931
x
Brews, Sid
302
Played as the South African Open (25th). Second-placed Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) and Charles McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Brews (S Africa). This was the fourth of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the eighth of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1930
x
Brews, Sid
297
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Brews (S Africa) finished 11 shots behind his brother Sid Brews (S Africa). This was the third of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the seventh of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1929
x
Tosh, Archie
315
x
Played as the South African Open. Defending champion and second-placed Jock Brews (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Tosh (Scot/S Africa). The Freddie Tait Cup was presented for the first time to the leading amateur (Bernard Wynne) in the SA Open. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1928
x
Brews, Jock
Durban CC
297
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Sid Brews (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind his brother Jock Brews (S Africa). This was the last of four South African Open wins for Jock Brews, and the sixth of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1927
x
Brews, Sid
Maccauvlei
301
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bertie Elkin (S Africa) and Charles McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) finished 5 shots behind Sid Brews (S Africa). This was the second of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the fifth of 12 won for the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Maccauvlei Golf Club, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1926
x
Brews, Jock
Port Elizabeth
301
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bertie Elkin (S Africa) finished 9 shots behind Jock Brews (S Africa). This was the third of four South African Open wins for Jock Brews, and the fourth of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1925
x
Brews, Sid
Royal Johannesburg
295
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Brews (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind his brother Sid Brews (S Africa). This was the first of eight South African Open wins for Sid Brews, and the third of 12 for the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA. Club known as Johannesburg GC at the time].
1924
x
Elkin, Bertie
Durban CC
316
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Brews (S Africa) and his brother Sid Brews (S Africa) finished 9 shots behind Elkin (S Africa). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1923
x
Brews, Jock
315
R50
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Archie Tosh (Scot/S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Brews (S Africa). This was the second of four South African Open wins for Jock Brews, and second of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1922
x
Jangle, Fred
Royal Port Alfred
310
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed and defending champion Jock Brews (S Africa) finished 7 shots behind Jangle (S Africa), the first South African born player to win the SA Open. [Royal Port Alfred GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1921
x
Brews, Jock
Port Elizabeth
316
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Archie Tosh (Scot/S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Jock Brews (S Africa). This was the first of four South African Open wins for Jock Brews, and the first of 12 won by the Brews brothers, Jock and Sid. [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1920
x
Waters, Laurie
Royal Johannesburg
302
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Bertie Elkin (S Africa) finished 2 shots behind Waters (Scot/S Africa). [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA. Club known as Johannesburg GC at the time].
1919
x
Horne, William
Durban CC
320
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed H. Gordon Stewart (amateur) finished 9 shots behind Horne (Eng). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1918
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to the Great War.
1917
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to the Great War.
1916
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to the Great War.
1915
x
(not played)
x
x
Not played due to the Great War.
1914
x
Fotheringham, George
299
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Jock Brews (Eng/S Africa) finished 20 shots behind Fotheringham (Scot). [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1913
x
Prentice, Jimmy
Kimberley GC
304
amateur
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed W. Binnie and Jack Fotheringham (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Jimmy Prentice (amateur, Scot/S Africa), who became the first amateur to win the SA Open. Prentice also won the South African Amateur Championship in 1913. [Kimberley GC, Northern Cape, RSA].
1912
x
Fotheringham, George
Potchefstroom
305
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Laurie Waters (Scot/S Africa) finished 10 shots behind Fotheringham (Scot), who claimed his third straight SA Open title. [Potchefstroom GC, North West Province, RSA].
1911
x
Fotheringham, George
Durban CC
301
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Dave Guthrie (Scot) finished 11 shots behind defending champion Fotheringham (Scot). [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1910
x
Fotheringham, George
315
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed A.G. Gray and Jack Fotheringham (Scot) finished 5 shots behind George Fotheringham (Scot), the more famous of the Fotheringham brothers. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA. At the time known as Cape GC].
1909
x
Fotheringham, Jack
Potchefstroom
306
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed George Fotheringham (Scot) finished 2 shots behind his less famous brother John "Jack" Fotheringham (Scot). [Potchefstroom GC, North West Province, RSA].
1908
x
Fotheringham, George
Port Elizabeth
294
x
Played as the South African Open, for the first time over 72 holes. Second-placed Laurie Waters (Scot/S Africa) finished 9 shots behind Fotheringham (Scot). [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1907
x
Waters, Laurie
Kimberley
146
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed W. Day finished 5 shots behind Waters (Scot/S Africa). [Kimberley GC, Northern Cape, RSA].
1906
x
Gray, A.G.
151
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed H. Fraser Watson (amateur) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Gray (S Africa). [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1905
x
Gray, A.G.
Bloemfontein
151
x
Played as the South African Open. A.G. Gray (S Africa) beat George Fotheringham (Scot) in a playoff. [Blomfontein GC, Free State Province, RSA].
1904
x
Waters, Laurie
Royal Johannesburg
143
x
Played as the South African Open. Second-placed A.G. Gray finished 4 shots behind defending champion Waters (Scot/S Africa). [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg. Club known as Johannesburg GC at the time; tournament played on Houghton Estate Links, a course that no longer exists].
1903
x
Waters, Laurie
Port Elizabeth
163
x
Played as the inaugural South African Open. Second-placed J.W. Stewart finished 3 shots behind Waters (Scot/S Africa). [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
 

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