Fabulous end to 2017 Tshwane Open
- Created: 05 March 2017
The 2017 Tshwane Open winner is South African golfer Dean Burmester, who claimed his maiden European Tour tile by three strokes.
Spain’s Jorge Campillo and Finland’s Mikko Korhonen shared second on 15 under.
The 18th hole was abuzz as the final two pairs made their way up the course. And the rain, which had been threatening in the final hour of the golf, held off!
Many of the players congratulated the Pretoria Country Club on the wonderful condition of the course, particularly the fairways.
The Tshwane Open is the final event on the South African calendar, and has been described as one of the finest.
Handing the trophy to Burmester, Executive Mayor Councillor Solly Msimanga said he was “hoping the world will see what we are about here in the City of Tshwane; it’s about ‘more than just golf’”.
He was referring to the global television coverage that this international event gets – it has a global reach of some 400 million households.
The City of Tshwane uses the international golfing event to bring in revenue as golfers, their families and their fans book into local accommodation, eat at local restaurants and enjoy local entertainment. Many visitors extend their stay to visit local attractions.
The Tshwane Open is used to:
- generate significant economic benefit for the city and open opportunities in the City of Tshwane’s far-flung regions;
- promote Tshwane as a vibrant international city and encourage people and businesses to live in, invest in and visit Tshwane;
- involve the city’s diverse communities, and build local pride; and
- use the various city venues and stimulate an interest in the different settings.