South African moves up to 5th on Race to Dubai by staying cool at Sun City
Christiaan Bezuidenhout took his tournament victories wearing stylish and highly breathable Galvin Green clothing to four within the past 18 months, when winning the South African Open last week weekend – averaging scores of -16 and four shots fewer than his rivals.
In securing his national title at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City – the longest course on the European Tour at almost 8,000 yards – Christiaan registered back-to-back wins on home soil after victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship last week and became the most successful Team Galvin Green player this millennium.
Playing in warm and humid conditions, Christiaan once again played an impressive back nine to dominate his rivals in the final round. Staying cool under pressure, he opted to wear the highly breathable MALONE shirt with a jacquard-knitted design and in Navy and black NOAH trousers in lightweight VENTIL8™ Plus stretch fabric that offer UV 20+ protection.
“It’s any South African golfer’s dream to win a national tournament,” said Christiaan, who became the first player to win consecutive European Tour events since Justin Rose in 2017. “I’m a big believer in feel good, play good. Galvin Green have supported me for a number of years now and their range is getting better and better. To work with a great team and to wear clothing that really does work are very important factors in me producing good results,” he added.
His outstanding run of tournament victories began in June last year. Playing as a rookie on the European Tour, he captured the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama by six shots from four runners up, including Spain’s Ryder Cup star Jon Rahm (score -10). After finishing runner up at the Dubai Desert Classic in January, he then won the Dimension Data Pro-Am on the Sunshine Tour (-24) in February by a stroke at -21. His -14 score during last week’s Alfred Dunhill event saw him win by four shots, while he finished five shots ahead at -18 at the SA Open as the only competitor with four rounds under 70.
His latest triumph has moved Christiaan into the top five on the Race to Dubai ratings and up to 35 in the Official World Golf Ranking, ahead of the season’s final tournament at the DP World Tour Championship event on the Jumeirah Golf Estates course in Dubai.
“Galvin Green wishes Christiaan all the best in looking to complete a remarkable hat-trick of European Tour victories this week by becoming the Tour champion,” said CEO Nicholai Stein.