South Africa to host 2 new golf tournaments

The South African golf tour says the country will host two new

professional tournaments on the 2013 calendar, bringing to six the

number of events co-sanctioned by the European Tour in South


The Nelson Mandela Championship will be the first event on the

2013 European Tour international schedule and will mark the start

to the 2013 Race to Dubai. It will be held Dec. 6-9, 2012, at a yet

to be confirmed venue.

The Tshwane Open will be held Feb. 28-March 3, 2013, at The Els

Club Copperleaf near Pretoria.

They join the South African Open Championship, the Alfred

Dunhill Championship, the Africa Open and the Joburg Open as

European Tour events in South Africa.

South Africa’s Sunshine Tour will co-sanction all six