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Bradbury, 23, takes advantage of sponsor's invite to claim a fairytale victory at the Joburg Open

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Bradbury, 23, takes advantage of sponsor's invite to claim a fairytale victory at the Joburg Open

England’s Dan Bradbury, 23, is taking advantage of a sponsor’s invitation to claim a fairytale victory at the Joburg Open and secure a spot in the 2023 Open

  • Bradbury earned DP World Tour membership by winning the Joburg Open
  • The Yorkshireman finished on 21-under par to claim his first title on Sunday
  • He was playing in just his third DP Tour event after turning professional in July

England’s Dan Bradbury sealed a fairytale victory at the Joburg Open to go from having no status on any tour to being the proud owner of a DP World Tour membership and a spot in the 2023 Open.

With his mother watching, the 23-year-old, who only turned professional in July and received a sponsor’s invitation to the event, led after each round at Houghton Golf Club and closed out a three-shot win with final-round 67.

The Yorkshireman, playing in just his third DP World Tour event, finished at 21-under par to claim his first title.

England's Dan Bradbury with his mother after winning the Joburg Open on Sunday

England’s Dan Bradbury with his mother after winning the Joburg Open on Sunday

‘It’s just a lot of pressure taken off your back — that’s nice — but it hasn’t sunk in yet and I don’t think it will last long,’ he said.

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