Golf: Best Performances by South African Golfers in Majors Since 1994

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Golf: Best Performances by South African Golfers in Majors Since 1994
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1994 was a historic year for South Africa: the first free democratic elections took place and Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President. The country was on the first steps to reconciliation.

It was also a big year in the world of sport as Ernie Els secured his first Major title (the US Open), thus ending his country's 16-year major drought. Before him the last South African to win a major was Gary Player at the 1978 Masters.

Since Els' US Open triumph, South Africans have gone on to be the second most successful nation at the Majors, securing no less then eight Major titles (four US Opens, two Opens and two Masters). America tops the list with 38 titles, but for a country of the size and stature of South Africa, eight Major champions is an impressive feat. Third place goes to Fiji and Ireland with three titles each, courtesy of their golfing heroes Vijay Singh and Padraig Harrington respectively.

But what is the most impressive title secured by a South African since 1994? One can argue that winning any Major is an impressive feat, yet some seem to stick out more so then others.

Here is a countdown of the Best Performances South African Golfers in Majors Since 1994: 

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