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9 golfers flying SA flag high at US Open

News24
13 Jun 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

Cape Town - The 119th US Open gets under way at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California on Thursday.

This year there will be NINE South Africans in the field.

The only South African of the group to have won the US Open is Ernie Els, who triumphed in 1994 and 1997.

Sport24 takes a look at the golfers who will fly the SA flag:

1. Ernie Els

Age - 49

World ranking - 348

Best US Open - Won (1994, 1997)

2. Louis Oosthuizen

Age - 36

World ranking - 22

Best US Open - T2 (2015)

3. Branden Grace

Age - 31

World ranking - 54

Best US Open - T4 (2015)

4. Justin Harding

Age - 33

World ranking - 47

Best US Open - Debut

5. Erik van Rooyen

Age - 29

World ranking - 87

Best US Open - Debut

6. Dean Burmester

Age - 30

World ranking - 172

Best US Open - T56

7. Justin Walters

Age - 38

World ranking - 346

Best US Open - Debut

8. Merrick Bremner

Age - 33

World ranking - 409

Best US Open - Debut

9. Jovan Rebula

Age - 21

World ranking - Amateur

Best US Open - Debut

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