Alfred Dunhill Championship off the golf calendar in 2017

The Alfred Dunhill Championship‚ one of the European Tour co-sanctioned events on the local Sunshine Tour‚ has been cancelled for this year because the Leopard Creek golf club will not be ready amid planned improvements.

“Leopard Creek is synonymous with the Alfred Dunhill Championship and although we are disappointed we fully understand that the improvements scheduled for this magnificent facility will re-enforce Leopard Creek as the number one course in the country‚” Sunshine Tour executive director Selwyn Nathan said in a statement.

The tournament‚ as the Dunhill Championship‚ was first staged at Houghton in 2000 before moving a few years later to its current location alongside the Kruger National Park. - TimesLIVE