Ocki Strydom wins his first DP World Tour title. Photo: Twitter screenshot

South African golfer Ockie Strydom has today (Sunday) won the Alfred Dunhill Championship, his first DP World Tour title.

It’s an emotional victory for Ockie and his family. He thanked his host (Brian) who has been amazing during the tournament, and said “my wife is probably crying at home. My parents are probably crying at home; my caddie thanks a lot…” (Watch full interview below.)

The 37-year-old carded a final-round 69 and claimed the title with a two-shot victory.

Strydom began the final round level on 15 under par with Scott Jamieson (76) but suffered a setback on the ninth with a double-bogey at the unique Leopard Creek Country Club course which borders South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.

He rallied, however, to secure four birdies in the next five holes and ease to victory on 18 under par, ahead of Spaniard Adrian Otaegui (68) and England’s Laurie Canter (64).

Ockie said afterwards: “This is my favourite place, the course is looking phenomenal, the best I have ever seen it. It’s in the bush and I’m calm in the bush.”

The win changes his plans. Ockie was set for the Sunshine Tour, but says now that he’s earned his card to play on the DP World Cup in the 2023 season, he’ll be booking his air tickets!

Sources include DP World Tour and Reuters