Dean Burmester: “Kiawah Island, I’m excited”

The Canary Islands Swing looks set to produce two Major Championship appearances for South Africa after Dean Burmester carded a closing 65 at the 2021 Canary Islands Championship to take his score over eight rounds at Golf Costa Adeje to 44 under.

Countryman Garrick Higgo arrived on the Canaries ranked 110th on the Official World Golf Ranking but his victories this week and at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open have moved him to within touching distance of the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking and comfortably in the field for the upcoming US PGA Championship.

Burmester left the Austrian Golf Open ranked 167th and while he dropped a place after the week on Gran Canaria, his victory seven days ago at the Tenerife Open moved him to 107th, with the top 100 at the conclusion of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship all but guaranteed to book their place at Kiawah Island.

Dean Burmester, statements

“If I get there, I’m super excited. I’ve seen pictures and stuff of the golf course and it looks unbelievable. I’m excited to go there, I’ve never been to South Carolina. Hopefully if the form continues it’ll be a fun week. I obviously like the golf course I think. There’s something about it suits my eye and 44 under – if you’d given me that anytime of the year I’d take it. That’s crazy scoring when you think about it.”

In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf.

After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited.

Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Sport.

After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.

With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence.

For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.

A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it’s up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.

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