Scotsman Jamieson one ahead of Dubuisson at Sun City

Scott Jamieson

Third round leaderboard
-8 Jamieson (Sco); -7 Dubuisson (Fra); -5 Kaymer (Ger), Grace (SA); -3 Porteous (SA), Molinari (Ita)
Selected others:-2 Westwood (Eng), Fleetwood (Eng), Drysdale (Sco), Fisher (Eng)

Scotsman Scott Jamieson leads France’s Victor Dubuisson by one shot on eight under going into the final day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

Dubuisson held a two-shot lead after two rounds but his 71 allowed Jamieson to leapfrog him with a five-under 67.

Jamieson, 33, made five birdies and dropped no shots whereas 2014 Ryder Cup player Dubuisson bogeyed three par 4s.

Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer of Germany is three behind Jamieson, as is South Africa’s Branden Grace.

Italian Francesco Molinari shot a best-of-the-day 65 to sit on three under alongside South African Haydn Porteous.

Another Scotsman, David Drysdale, is a further stroke behind along with Englishmen Lee Westwood (74) – who was two behind Dubuisson after two rounds – Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood (67) and in-form Ross Fisher (73).

Two more South Africans – both major champions – Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen are also on two under, as is France’s Matthieu Pavon.

“I was much better on the greens today than I have been,” said Glaswegian Jamieson, who has played twice for GB&I in the Seve Trophy.

“It is exciting and I’m in a good position but tomorrow is a new challenge.

“There is still an awful long way to go but if I can do what I did today then I will be in with a good shout.”

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Westwood joint second at Sun City behind Dubuisson

Victor Dubuisson

Second round leaderboard
-6 Dubuisson (Fra); -4 Fichardt (SA), Westwood (Eng); -3 Jamieson (Sco), Noren (Swe), Fisher (Eng), Hatton (Eng); -2 Kaymer (Ger), Schwartzel (SA)
Selected others: E Storm (Eng); +2 Poulter (Eng); +3 Fleetwood (Eng)

England’s Lee Westwood is two shots behind France’s Victor Dubuisson after a weather-affected second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Dubuisson, 27, was three clear after a birdie on the 15th when storms stopped play for two-and-a-half hours.

He bogeyed the last at Sun City to card a two-under 70 and lead on six under, with South African Darren Fichardt and Westwood on four under.

Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood shot a 74 to slip to three over.

Westwood carded a 70, while Fichardt – who only got into the event as a late replacement on Thursday morning – shot 69.

Windier conditions at the famous resort venue made scoring more difficult than on the opening day, with just 12 under-par rounds posted.

Overnight leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria dropped to level par after a 77.

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson is in a four-way tie for third on three-under alongside Sweden’s Alex Noren and English pair Tyrrell Hatton and Ross Fisher.

Westwood, 44, made six birdies and four bogeys on a course where he has won twice.

The former world number one said: “Experience is everything around this golf course as there are some pins that you just can’t go at and you have to play away from.

“When you miss them, you realise you’ve made a mistake with your course management.

“I’ve been coming here since 1998, have played it a lot and been successful around the course so the harder the conditions, the better it will be for me over the course of the week.”

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Nedbank Golf Challenge: Bernd Wiesberger leads with Tommy Fleetwood six shots behind

Bernd Wiesberger

First round leaderboard
-5 Wiesberger (Aut); -4 Suri (US), Jamieson (Sco), Grace (SA), Dubuisson (Fra); -3 Noren (Swe), Schwartzel (SA), Storm (Eng), Tanihara (Jpn)
Selected others: -2 Westwood (Eng), Fitzpatrick (Eng); +1 Fleetwood (Eng); +2 Poulter (Eng)

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger carded a five-under par 67 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Wiesberger, 32, birdied the 18th to take the outright lead at Sun City.

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson is on four under along with American Julian Suri, South Africa’s Branden Grace and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood will secure the Race to Dubai title with a win this week but opened with a one-over 73.

Compatriot Graeme Storm is on three under, alongside former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.

England’s Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher and Matthew Fitzpatrick are three shots off the lead after their rounds of 70.

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The Olympic Club to host 2032 Ryder Cup and 2028 US PGA

Webb Simpson

The Olympic Club in San Francisco will host the 2028 US PGA Championship and the 2032 Ryder Cup.

It will be the first time the Lake course at the fabled venue, founded in 1860, has hosted either event.

The Olympic Club hosted the PGA Tour Championship in 1993 and 1994 and five US Opens, most recently in 2012.

“This is a special moment, to return the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup to the West Coast,” said PGA president Paul Levy.

The Lake course was originally designed by Willie Watson in 1924 and its US Open champions have been Jack Fleck (play-off over Ben Hogan) in 1955, Billy Casper (play-off over Arnold Palmer) in 1966, Scott Simpson in 1987, Lee Janzen in 1998 and Webb Simpson in 2012.

The Ryder Cup, which is run in America by the country’s PGA, will be held in 2020 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin and after Marco Simone in Rome in 1922 will be staged at fearsome Bethpage Black in New York in 2024.

Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris is next year’s host, when Thomas Bjorn’s European side will seek to regain the trophy lost at Hazeltine in 2016.

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Jason Palmer: Leicestershire golfer under pressure to play competitively again

Jason Palmer made his name on tour by playing the majority of his chip shots one handed

Injured golfer Jason Palmer says that he is on a deadline to start playing competitively on the European Tour again – or he will lose his card.

Palmer, 33, has been sidelined by an ongoing wrist problem since June 2015.

Although he has a three-year European Tour medical exemption, it runs out in 2018 and he must play at least five tournaments by the end of the year.

“No matter which avenue I turn down I can’t seem to choose the right path,” he told BBC Radio Leicester.

“I have put my faith in the doctors’ hands and so far none of the specialists I’ve seen has come up with the answer.

“I still have a medical exemption for the European Tour. I get to play five starts and then work out my new category based on how I perform in those five starts. But I’m told that, if I don’t take them this year, I will no longer have any category on the European Tour.

“I’d be back to where I started and have no status to play on any tour. That puts me under pressure to get myself back to fitness.”

The Leicestershire golfer has not played since missing the cut in Munich at the BMW International Open in June 2015 – a week after his career highlight, playing in the US Open at Chambers Bay.

But it is now exactly three years on from the two most successful weeks of his career. He won the Foshan Open