British Open qualifying fearing the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa. The four Irish golfers competing in the DP World Tour Joburg Open had withdrawn for the second round. The British Open fans can buy British Open Tickets from our website.

Niall Kearney, Cormac Sharvin, Jonathan Caldwell, and Paul Dunne are among the many golfers stopping before the start of the second round on Friday.

Four Irish golfers competing in the DP World Tour Joburg Open had withdrawn for the second round
Four Irish golfers competing in the DP World Tour Joburg Open had withdrawn for the second round

The joint statement from the Sunshine Tour and the DP World Tour confirmed that although the South African British Open will change status and the Alfred Dunhill Championship has been cancelled. The event will still be completed.

Due to the discovery of new variants, South African sport had to deal with a suspension on Friday and the combined rugby tournament with the Bulls in Pretoria was also cancelled on Saturday in Munster.

South Africa is one of six countries included in the UK’s updated Red List, which takes effect at 4 am on Sunday.

Round two of the game resumed Friday at 6 a.m. After a thunderstorm ended Thursday’s game at Rand Park Country Club early. The game has been withdrawn 23 times, but organizers said it will end.

DP World Tour

“The Joburg Open currently being held at Randpark Golf Club. This will go ahead as scheduled and will end as scheduled on Sunday as a fully recognized tournament between the two tours,” a statement said.

“The South African British Open Championship, originally scheduled for December 2-5 at the Sun City Gary Player Country Club. Will also be held as scheduled but will be held as a separate $500,000 Sunshine Tour.

“The Alfred Dunhill Championship, originally to be held at Leopard Creek Country Club from December 9-12. Has been the subject of lengthy negotiations with Alfred Dunhill over travel restrictions that would adversely affect the course. Cancel.”

Dunne talked about the chaos in an interview with RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland
Dunne talked about the chaos in an interview with RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland

Joburg Open

On Friday morning, Dunne completed his first lap of the race that had been postponed due to weather before realizing the situation. On Friday morning, Dunne talked about the chaos in an interview with RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland.

“I’m just not sure if everyone knows,” he said.

“I made three holes on the first lap. Dunne went to bed very early last night and got up very early this morning. I didn’t really look at my phone. When I came in I turned on my phone. I got everyone asked me whether I went to the airport or stayed to play then I started to study it.

Dunne said the official stated that the game will go ahead as scheduled and that players who withdraw will not face sanctions.

“They just said they still believe a tournament bubble is a safe place.

“We can withdraw without any fines or fines or anything like that we didn’t get their latest news. But they just said that if we want to withdraw.”

This event is the first event on the schedule of the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour). Kearney has the best position in the foursome. Under par, and Caldwell has been at the two-hole level since the first round. Dunne shot 15 shots high and 3 shots, and Sharvin was 7 shots over par.

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