The 2015 European Tour gets underway Thursday with the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.
Just 30 players encompass the field, but they are a 30 to be reckoned with, including 2014 US Open winner Martin Kaymer, Ryder Cup members Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjorn, and Race to Dubai top 5 finisher Marcel Siem.
In a tip to history and respect, the first stroke of the 2015 season will come from Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is teeing off for his 33rd season as a professional.
The course opened in 1979 and has been the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge since 1981. Bjorn, Kaymer, and Westwood are all former winnres.