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Here is a quick facts guide to the star-studded Nedbank Challenge at Sun City this week. Read on to find out what’s what.

Here is a quick facts guide to the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City this week:
THE 2006 FIELD
Ranked in order of official world golf ranking, as at Monday, 27 November 2006
(2) JIM FURYK (United States of America)
(5) RETIEF GOOSEN (South Africa)
(7) ERNIE ELS (South Africa)
(8) PADRAIG HARRINGTON (Ireland)
(10) SERGIO GARCIA (Spain)
(12) HENRIK STENSON (Sweden)
(13) TREVORIMMELMAN (South Africa)
(15) DAVID HOWELL (England)
(17) COLIN MONTGOMERIE (Scotland)
(19) JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL (Spain)
(20) CHRIS DiMARCO (United States of America)
And ….
2005-2006 SUNSHINE TOURORDEROF MERIT WINNER
(76) CHARL SCHWARTZEL (South Africa)
DEBUTANTS
Henrik Stenson
Trevor Immelman
David Howell
Charl Schwartzel
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES
Jim Furyk – 1998 (9th); 1999 (5th); 2001 (DQ); 2002 (T4); 2004 (T4); 2005 (winner)
Retief Goosen – 2001 (T8); 2002 (T4); 2003 (2nd); 2004 (winner); 2005 (T2)
Ernie Els – (15th consecutive appearance) 1992 (T3); 1993 (7th); 1994 (T3); 1995 (T7); 1996 (2nd); 1997 (T2); 1998 (T6); 1999 (winner); 2000 (winner); 2001 (2nd); 2002 (winner); 2003 (17th); 2004 (T2); 2005 (9th)
Padraig Harrington – 2003 (13th); 2002 (11th); 2001 (6th)
Sergio Garcia- 1999 (9th); 2001 (winner); 2002 (5th); 2003 (winner); 2004 (12th), 2005 (11th)
Colin Montgomerie – 1994 (11th); 1995 (11th); 1996 (winner); 1997 (T7); 1998 (11th); 1999 (2nd); 2000 (6th); 2001 (10th); 2002 (2nd)
Jose Maria Olazabal – 1987 (T4); 1990 (2nd); 1992 (6th); 1999 (10th); 2000 (7th)
Chris DiMarco – 2002 (3rd); 2003 (7th); 2004 (4th); 2005 (7th)
PAST WINNERS
1981 – Johnny Miller 277 (Won play-off against Seve Ballesteros)
1982 – Raymond Floyd 280 (Won play-off against Craig Stadler)
1983 – Seve Ballesteros 274
1984 – Seve Ballesteros 279
1985 – Bernard Langer 278
1986 – Mark McNulty 278
1987 – Ian Woosnam 274
1988 – Fulton Allem 278
1989 – David Frost 276
1990 – David Frost 284
1991 – Bernard Langer 272
1992 – David Frost 276
1993 – Nick Price 264
1994 – Nick Faldo 272
1995 – Corey Pavin 276
1996 – Colin Montgomerie 274 (Won playoff against Ernie Els)
1997 – Nick Price 275
1998 – Nick Price 273 (Won playoff against Tiger Woods
1999 – Ernie Els 263 (Set tournament record of 25-under-par)
2000 – Ernie Els 268 (Won playoff against Lee Westwood
2001 – Sergio Garcia 268 (Won playoff against Ernie Els
2002 – Ernie Els 267
2003 – Sergio Garcia 274 (Won playoff against Retief Goosen
2004 – Retief Goosen 281
2005 – Jim Furyk 282 (Won playoff against Retief Goosen, Darren Clarke and Adam Scott
FOOTNOTE – Sixteen different winners from seven countries have claimed the trophy in 25 years.
DEBUT WINNERS
1981 Johnny Miller
1982 Ray Floyd
1985 Bernard Langer
1986 Mark McNulty
PRIZE MONEY IN 2007
Total -$4,385,000)
First $1,200,000
Second $600,000
Third $400,000
Fourth $300,000
Fifth $275,000
Sixth $260,000
Seventh $250,000
Eighth $240,000
Ninth $230,000
Tenth $220,000
Eleventh $210,000
Twelfth $200,000
WORLD GOLF RANKING POINTS
Official World Golf Ranking – Rating Valuation:
2 Jim Furyk USA 37
5 Retief Goosen RSA 24
7 Ernie Els RSA 20
8 Padraig Harrington Ire 19
10 Sergio Garcia Esp 17
12 Henrik Stenson Swe 15
13 Trevor Immelman RSA 14
15 David Howell Eng 12
17 Colin Montgomerie Sco 11
19 Jose Maria Olazabal Esp 11
20 Chris DiMarco USA 11
76 Charl Schwartzel RSA 3
Total 194
Official World Golf Ranking – Ranking Points available at Sun City
Winner 38
2nd 22.8
3rd 15.2
4th 11.4
5th 9.12
6th 7.6
7th 6.84
8th 6.08
9th 5.7
10th 5.32
11th 4.94
12th (capped) 2.4

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