Sponsor’s invite claims life-changing win at Joburg Open

Dan Bradbury received on the DP World Tour in solely his third begin as a professional.

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The PGA Tour could also be on hiatus this week, however the remainder of the skilled golf world has been busy.

The DP World Tour featured not one however two season-opening occasions: The Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, which was received for the third time by Cameron Smith, and the Joburg Open in South Africa, which was received by newly-minted skilled — and sponsor’s invite! — Dan Bradbury.

Enjoying in solely his third-ever match as knowledgeable, Bradbury, a 23-year-old Englishman, fired rounds of 63-66-67-67 to achieve 21 underneath par — three pictures away from runner-up Sami Valimaki.

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Bradbury entered the ultimate spherical at Houghton Golf Membership with a one-shot lead, then carded 5 birdies on Sunday, along with his solely bogey approaching the ultimate gap.

With the win, the 23-year-old Englishman secures his place on the DP World Tour for 2 seasons, in addition to a assured berth within the 2023 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — an unbelievable boon for any professional, not to mention one who’s simply now embarking on his profession.

Previous to claiming the title in South Africa, Bradbury’s finest end was T13 on the Open de Espana in October.

“It means the world, I wouldn’t be stood right here with out it,” Bradbury stated of receiving a sponsor’s exemption this week. “I wouldn’t have wherever to play this 12 months actually with out it. It’s been life-changing now. So hopefully I take advantage of it.”

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