Along with the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, the Joburg Open in South Africa gets the new DP World Tour season underway, as Dan Bradbury defends his title at Houghton Golf Club.
Last year, there was a purse of R17,500,000 (approximately $1m). However, there is more to play for in 2023, with the fund raised to R20,500,000 (around $1.1m). That payout will be just a small share of a record $148.5m on offer through the duration of the 2024 DP World Tour season, which will comprise at least 44 tournaments and take place on five continents.
The season will be separated into three phases, beginning with The Global Swings phase. That is in five sections, starting with the Opening Swing, which features six tournaments in Australia and Africa.
Players will also have an eye on a $200,000 bonus for winning each of the five swings, with the Opening Swing’s six tournaments in Australia and…