Four golfers test positive ahead of South African Open

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Dylan Mostert, Teaghan Gauche and Siyanda Mwandla are the newest golfers to withdraw from the match after Darren Fichardt, an 18-time winner on the native Sunshine Tour, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Final week, the DP World Tour, previously referred to as the European Tour, introduced it might now not sanction the occasion, resulting from journey restrictions positioned on South Africa following elevated considerations over the newest Covid-19 variant.
Teaghan Gauche hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the BMW South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club on January 7, 2016.

The DP World Tour had beforehand reduce the Joburg Open to 54-holes, from the common 72-holes, to assist non-South African resident gamers and workers return to their dwelling international locations.

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As a result of journey restrictions, The Alfred Dunhill Championship scheduled from December 9-12 was canceled.