After a brief holiday break, the European Tour kicks off its 2020 year in Johannesburg for the South African Open. Last year, Louis Oosthuizen ended a two-year winless drought with an impressive six-stroke victory over Romain Langasque for his 9th-career European Tour title. This year, he returns to his homeland to defend his title against some of the best golfers from South Africa and the rest of the world. Aside from Oosthuizen, other South African players in the field include eight-time winner Brendan Grace and Erik Van Rooyen, who is ranked in the Top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Other notable players teeing it up this week include Rasmus Hojgaard, who is currently 2nd in the Race to Dubai standings, and Francesco Laporta, who was the Challenge Tour’s points leader in 2019.