Nelson Mandela tournament to be played next week
The Nelson Mandela Championship golf tournament will end one day
early next week to recognize the state funeral for the late
This is the second year the tournament is part of the official
European Tour schedule. It was scheduled for Dec. 12-15 at Mount
Edgecombe Country Club. The European Tour and Sunshine Tour say it
now will start Wednesday and end Saturday.
An official memorial service for Mandela is scheduled for
Tuesday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, where Mandela made his
last public appearance at the closing ceremony of the 2010 World
Cup. His body will lie in state Wednesday through Friday in
Pretoria. The state funeral and burial at Qunu will be Sunday.
The tournament honors Mandela’s charity work through the Nelson
Mandela Children’s Fund.