Westwood to headline strong Nedbank field

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

JOHANNESBURG – Lee Westwood and major winners Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen will line up for Africa’s biggest prize in next month’s Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Ryder Cup winners Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ross Fisher and Eduardo Molinari are also part of the 12-player field named Thursday for the $5 million invitational tournament at Sun City casino resort.

Tournament director Alastair Roper says “we were always hopeful that we could secure the participation of the very best players for what is a very special tournament.”

However, Roper adds the lack of top U.S. players for the Dec. 2-5 event is “unfortunate,” with Tiger Woods hosting the Chevron World Challenge on the same weekend.

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