|2022||The Club at Steyn City||Shaun Norris|
2022: Shaun Norris
The hope ahead of the inaugural Steyn City Championship was that the Club course at Steyn City would provide a sterner test than the previous week in Johannesburg. The Jack Nicklaus design includes plenty of trouble but the DP World Tour players were largely able to safely navigate it. The cut fell on anybody on -4 or worse and Shaun Norris had to get to -25 to win the event by three shots.
For a worrying period during the second round Norris must have felt that he was never going to reach a winning score. The South African went into the final round with a four-shot lead but conspired to throw it away after a nightmare start where he bogeyed the first two holes and saw Dean Burmester go on a bit of an early charge.
Norris knew that his game was in very good working order though. He also had positive feelings about the course, having picked up shots on so many of the holes during his excellent play in the first three rounds. With Norris keeping the pressure high, Burmester finally cracked with a double bogey six on the 17th hole. The winner then put all the drama behind him by seeing out the win with a par on his 72nd hole.