Quick Read: Nelson Mandela Championship

Branden Grace during the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Branden Grace during the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Here are some top facts and figures from this week's Nelson Mandela Championship in Durban, South Africa, co-sponsored by the European and Sunshine tours.

Time and place: Wednesday-Saturday, Mount Edgecombe CC.

Top-ranked players, OWGR: [37, Edouardo Molinari; 49, Branden Grace]. Sagarin: [102, Molinari; 164, Grace].

At stake: $217,975 first prize in $1.38 million purse.

Short shots: Event was moved a day to complete four rounds before Sunday's state funeral for former South African president and equal-rights activist Nelson Mandela (to read reactions from the world of golf to Mandela's death, click here). . . . Last year's tournament was cut to 36 holes by rain; Scott Jamieson of Scotland won a three-man playoff over Steve Webster of England and Eduardo de la Riva; neither runner-up will play this year. . . . Stuart Manley, who lost to Miguel Angel Jimenez at last week's Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff that included Prom Meesawat, also will play this week. . . . The tournament benefits the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. . . . Both tours go on hiatus after the Mandela Championship for three weeks, returning Jan. 9 for the Volvo Golf Champions at Durban CC.

Associated Press contributed

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