Golf - Sun City Challenge

This became a European Tour event in 2013. It actually began in 1981 as the Million Dollar Challenge with a star-studded field of five - Seve Ballesteros, Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and South Africa's Gary Player. And it's Player who the venue in Sun City, in his native country South Africa, is named.  Until the abolition of apartheid in the early 1990s, the event attracted adverse publicity as Sun City was a venue that many sports stars and entertainers avoided in protest at the policy. The tournament continued to have small elite fields until it joined the Tour in 2013.

YEAR
WINNER
1981
*JOHNNY MILLER (USA)
1982
*RAY FLOYD (USA)
1983
SEVE BALLESTEROS (Esp)
1984
SEVE BALLESTEROS (Esp)
1985
BERNHARD LANGER (FRG)
1986
MARK McNULTY (Zim)
1987
IAN WOOSNAM (Wal)
1988
FULTON ALLEM (RSA)
1989
DAVID FROST (RSA)
1990
DAVID FROST (RSA)
1991
BERNHARD LANGER (FRG)
1992
DAVID FROST (RSA)
1993
NICK PRICE (Zim)
1994
NICK FALDO (Eng)
1995
COREY PAVIN (USA)
1996
*COLIN MONTGOMERIE (Sco)
1997
NICK PRICE (Zim)
1998
*NICK PRICE (Zim)
1999
ERNIE ELS (RSA)
2000
*ERNIE ELS (RSA)
2001
*SERGIO GARCIA (Esp)
2002
ERNIE ELS (RSA)
2003
*SERGIO GARCIA (Esp)
2004
RETIEF GOOSEN (RSA)
2005
*JIM FURYK (USA)
2006
JIM FURYK (USA)
2007
TREVOR IMMELMAN (RSA)
2008
HENRIK STENSON (Swe)
2009
*ROBERT ALLENBY (Aus)
2010 LEE WESTWOOD (Eng)
2011 LEE WESTWOOD (Eng)
2012 MARTIN KAYMER (Ger)
2013 THOMAS BJORN (Den)
2014 DANNY WILLETT (Eng)
2015 MARC LEISHMAN (Aus)
2016 ALEX NOREN (Swe)
2017 BRANDEN GRACE (RSA)
2018 LEE WESTWOOD (Eng)
2019 *TOMMY FLEETWOOD (Eng)

* Won after play-off


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