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I am delighted to see the Joburg Open back on the Race to Dubai this year. We have a wonderful relationship with the Sunshine Tour stretching back over many years and this co-sanctioned tournament is another example of that.

I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Johann Rupert, Thomas Abt, Selwyn Nathan and everyone at the Sunshine Tour for their commitment in making this event happen, in addition to the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Geoffrey Makhubo and the City of Johannesburg for their help and support.

The Joburg Open begins a very important three-week stretch of tournaments in South Africa as we move closer to crowning the 2020 Race to Dubai champion at the end of what has been an unusual and challenging season for all of us. Ever since we restarted our international schedule in July, we have followed stringent safety and testing protocols set out in our comprehensive Health Strategy, and to this end, we have sought to play tournaments in geographic clusters.

South Africa offers the perfect opportunity for us to continue this momentum, and the strong partnership we have with the Sunshine Tour and the City of Johannesburg has been key in allowing us to do so.

While we are not able to welcome fans quite yet, we look forward to using our platform to showcase Randpark Golf Club and this renowned African city to our millions of viewers worldwide.