Top golfers play hard for charity

KWAZULU-NATAL natives Garth Mulroy and Tjaart van der Walt believe the competitive streak in top golfers will always come out, even when playing in a charity event such as the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Gary Player.

KWAZULU-NATAL natives Garth Mulroy and Tjaart van der Walt believe the competitive streak in top golfers will always come out, even when playing in a charity event such as the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Gary Player.

The pair were speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the tournament, which will be played at The Links at Fancourt in George from Thursday to Sunday next week.

"It is all about charity and fun during the week, but the competitiveness in us is always going to come out and we are always going to try and beat each other," recent PGA Tour graduate Mulroy said.

Van der Walt, also a Nationwide Tour campaigner, is looking forward to his debut at South Africa's premier charity event.

"Over the years I have watched it on TV and always thought it was a brilliant concept but I never expected to actually tee it up myself," he said.

"We are playing for charity, yes, but the competitive edge is very much alive, especially with Retief Goosen and Angel Cabrera in the field," he said.

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