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Topic - Gareth Tindall
Tournaments on three continents this week could go a long way toward deciding who gets in the U.S. Open. The top 50 in the world ranking published Monday are exempt from qualifying.
The Sunshine Tour will make leading golfers choose between the world's richest tournament in South Africa and Tiger Woods' charity event in California from next year.
Masters champion Charl Schwartzel first showed his potential on a big stage last year in the World Golf Championship at Doral when he went toe-to-toe with Ernie Els until losing ground at the end.
"Every so often in life, an opportunity comes along that one just cannot refuse," Tindall said.
Just one month after Gareth Tindall announced plans for a new World Golf Championship in South Africa as early as next year _ an announcement that caught the PGA Tour by surprise because there is still not a firm date or title sponsor _ the Sunshine Tour announced he will be leaving at the end of June to take a job in the business world.