Posted November 30, 2012 on
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Paul Lawrie has a chance at an ideal end to a strong comeback year after the Scot's 3-under 69 gave him the halfway lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Friday.
Lawrie had just one bogey on another tough day for players on the challenging Gary Player Country Club course and made four birdies for a 4-under-par total of 140.
A major champion over a decade ago, Lawrie had a one-shot lead over Ryder Cup teammate Martin Kaymer heading to the weekend and a chance at a third win this year. They were the only players to break 70 in the second round.
''The course is demanding,'' Lawrie said. ''You have to drive the ball very well and keep the ball in play to give yourself a chance to get it close to the pin. It's a great golf course. So far, so good but a long way to go.''
Kaymer had five birdies in his 69 and only consecutive bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 kept him back. The German sank the putt that retained the Ryder Cup for Europe but desp...
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With his career drifting along and his British Open victory a distant memory, Paul Lawrie got the kick he needed when his 14-year-old son beat him over nine holes.
He decided then he just wasn't working hard enough.
Lawrie says of his rude awakening at the hands of oldest son Craig three years ago: ''I was proud of him ... but I was also quite disappointed. You think...
With his career drifting along -- maybe even winding down -- and his British Open victory a distant memory, Paul Lawrie got the kick he needed when his 14-year-old son beat him over nine holes.
The Scot decided then he just wasn't working hard enough.
Lawrie's rude awakening at the hands of oldest son, Craig, three years ago was the catalyst, he said, to a strong comeback...
Martin Kaymer held on through the final five holes for a 2-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a rainy Sun City on Sunday, earning the German his first title of 2012 and something else to celebrate alongside a momentous Ryder Cup-retaining putt at Medinah.
Kaymer finished with an 8-under 280 ahead of South Africa's Charl Schwartzel in second.
Kaymer was twice in trouble...
Martin Kaymer rolled in a tricky 10-foot par putt on the last to shoot a 2-under 70 and hold a one-stroke lead on Saturday heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Europe's Ryder Cup star made three birdies and a bogey on an overcast and breezy day, ensuring low scores were out of reach at the Gary Player Country Club.
Louis Oosthuizen (69) is next at 4 under...
The Nedbank Golf Challenge is going down in South Africa this weekend and it doesn't look very safe. Damn baboon's everywhere. No literally, baboon's are all over the course and they are stealing workers food. Check out the video below at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City.
Not to often you see something like that go down on a golf course. ...