South Africa to Stage Richest Golf Tournament in 2012

Posted on April 16, 2011

Reuters reports that South Africa will host the richest professional golf tournament next year. The World Golf Championship in South Africa, called the Tournament of Hope, will be a $10 million event. The tournament will run from 2012 to 2016.

The exact dates and venue are still to confirmed. The site for tour says the event "will feature the top 70 players on the Official World Golf Ranking, will be closely linked to building awareness of poverty and the HIV/Aids pandemic in Africa and will be known as the Tournament of Hope."

Update: The Tournament of Hope has been postponed after failing to secure sponsorship.

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