Ernie Els has confirmed that he will play in the 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita from November 29 to December 2, 2018, and as one of the game’s biggest stars to ever tee it up in this tri-sanctioned tournament between the European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour.
The four-time Major winner, former world #1 and World Golf Hall of Famer will make his debut in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which this year will be played on an Anahita golf course that he designed. The tournament was also staged here in 2016.
“I’m really looking forward to playing the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open,” said Els, who is an International Ambassador for the Asian Tour. “It was a privilege to design this golf course and we’re thrilled with how it has matured in the past 10 years. One of its strengths is that we were able to maximise the visual impact of the surrounding scenery, but at the same time preserve the coastline’s natural beauty. The hole routings move in and out of the trees, along the water, and back, giving players great variety and magnificent views of the ocean. It’s going to be a lot of fun playing it in tournament conditions.”
Indian star Shubhankar Sharma, the current Asian Tour #1 and who this year became only the fourth Indian golfer in history to play in The Masters, has also confirmed his participation in this year’s tournament.
Commenting on the news of Ernie Els’ confirmation, Director of Golf Dave Usendorff, says: “Now in its fourth year, this year’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open was already set to be an incredible event, but having our course designer Ernie Els take part too is a real honour. It’s the perfect way to celebrate this fantastic tri-sanctioned tournament and the 10th year of operation for our magnificent course.”
The 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will take place at Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita from November 29 – December 2, 2018.