Wearing Black Ribbons
Sergio Garcia leads as sombre Sun City remembers Mandela
With the skies over Sun City fittingly grey, Gary Player cried on a tee box and Ernie Els shared some of his memories of Nelson Mandela. "It is going to be a tough day for the whole country," Els said. A sombre mood hung over South Africa's first major sporting event since Mandela's death as Sergio Garcia, wearing a black ribbon like the rest of the 30-man field, shot a 6-under 66 to lead after the weather-delayed first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday. Full Story.(Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Zach Johnson birdied four of the par 5s and shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead Thursday over Matt Kuchar in the World Challenge. Only five players in the elite 18-man field managed to break par at Sherwood Country Club. One of them was tournament host Tiger Woods, who had a new driver in the bag and missed only two fairways. Full Story.
Gary Player says the first time he met Nelson Mandela, he got on his knees and kissed the former political prisoner's feet. Remembering his "very tearful" first encounter with Mandela, Player paused Friday to compose himself and hold back tears. Full Story.