South African Dylan Frittelli has an excellent opportunity to move into the top ten of the Race to Dubai rankings when he tees off at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Thursday.
After finishing second at the Turkish Open this past weekend, he moved to number 18 in the Race to Dubai and is back in the world top 100 – at 76th.
It was the six million rand round. Frittelli started day four in a tie for seventh and by finishing joint second, he earned about 370 000 Euros more.
It also moved him from outside the top 40 in the Race to Dubai to number 18, the highest South African on the list.
The top ten players at the end of the season share an additional bonus pool.
Six of the players ahead of Frittelli will not be in action at Sun City.
The winner in Turkey, Justin Rose, moved to number two in the standings but will miss the Nedbank Challenge.
Other top ranked players who will not be there include Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia and Rory Mcilroy.
The number one in the rankings, Tommy Fleetwood, will be in action.
The top 60 players on the rankings after the Nedbank Challenge will be invited to the season ending World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Frittelli is one of nine South Africans scheduled to play at Sun City.
Joining him are Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, George Coetzee, Dean Burmester, Brandon Stone, Richard Sterne and Haydn Porteous.