Coetzee wins Tshwane Open
Article posted: 04 March 2018
I needed to show myself that I could win on Tour again and it's nice to come and do it again in front of the home crowd.
George Coetzee picked up a fourth European Tour title of his career with his second Tshwane Open win at his home course, Pretoria Country Club.
The South African moves back inside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings and up to 20th in the Race to Dubai.
After an opening round of 67, George moved firmly into contention with a bogey-free 64 and rounds of 68 and 67 over the weekend, with a closing birdie, were enough to give him the win by two shots.
Regaining a title he first won in 2015, George said: "A lot has happened since the last time I held that trophy.
"I broke my ankle and I needed to show myself that I could win on Tour again and it's nice to come and do it again in front of the home crowd.
"They were amazing, I don't think I could have done it without everybody out here supporting me the whole week."
Matthias Schwab shared 29th place in South Africa, with Gregory Bourdy and Clement Sordet tied for 54th.
At the WGC-Mexico Championship, Louis Oosthuizen was 30th and Peter Uihlein was 37th.
Dimitrios Papdatos was tied for 19th at the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open with a score of -17 and Ben Eccles and Jordan Zunic shared 38th spot.