Home favourite Retief Goosen is hopeful that local knowledge can help him to a third national title when he tees it up at the BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni on Thursday.
The two-time Order of Merit winner is without a win on the European Tour in the last decade, with the 13th of his 14 victories coming at this event in the 2006 season.
He birdied three of his last four holes 12 months ago to finish in a tie for fourth at Glendower Golf Club, and believes his familiarity with the layout could stand him in good stead again.
“I love Glendower,” he said. “I’ve played here here since I was a junior.
“I remember once playing a junior competition in the winter and the first couple of…