VETERAN golfer Omar Sandys has found his mojo.
All he needs is to work a bit harder.
Omar (42) from Welkom, in the Free State, will be playing in the Joburg Open at Rand Park from 7 to 10 December.
Sandys has 17 top-10 finishes in his career and has been runner-up eight times, the most recent being when he came second at the Sun Fish River Sun Challenge in August.
Said Sandys: “I’m taking my game easy and hope one day I’ll break the jinx and win a tournament in my golfing career.
“I feel like I’m making progressions in my game and looking forward to playing in the Joburg Open.”
Sandys, who is currently playing at AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club, said his first mission was to make a cut at the Joburg Open. The Joburg Open will make history as it becomes the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament on South African soil and it also features a new date and venue on the Sunshine Tour this year.
It will be tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour.
A total of 240 golfers will be playing in the tournament, including 30 Asian Tour members, four amateur invites, with the remainder shared between the European and Sunshine Tours.
This historic tournament, which was held for the first time in 2007, is worth R16,5 million in prize money.
The tournament will form part of The Open Qualifying Series and is offering three spots into the Major for the leading three finishers in the top ten who are not already exempt.
The Joburg Open will also be the penultimate event on the Asian Tour schedule and will be crucial in the race for the Order of Merit title.