- 14-time Sunshine Trip winner Jaco van Zyl is looking to regain self-confidence at today’s Gauteng Championship at Ebotse Links.Van Zyl makes no reasons for his absence of type and confesses to getting a lot of viewpoint during lockdown. The Olympian also confirmed that he won’t be plying his trade overseas as he seeks to invest more time with his young family.Sunshine Tour veteran Jaco van Zyl aspires to return into rhythm and gain back some self-confidence at today’s Gauteng Champion in Benoni.This week, the Sunshine Tour is at Ebotse Links Golf Course as 139 golfers will contend for a reward fund of R1 million.For Van Zyl, this week is everything about regaining that 2015/16 form that saw him when lie 49th on the planet Golf Rankings.In 2016, he captured his 14th Sunlight Trip title and went on to represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics.However, Van Zyl quickly battled with injuries and returning into the swing of things, and then the coronavirus pandemic struck.The lockdown offered numerous a new viewpoint on life and for Van Zyl, it showed to be a substantial profession decision.Speaking to Sport24, Van Zyl exposed that he will not be taking a trip abroad any longer.”The older you get, the less battle you got, I think. I’m just in a little bit of crossroads but the video game has been actually good to me,
“said Van Zyl, who is now 578th on the World Golf Rankings.”I have actually had a 22-year long profession and I have actually played 15 years of international golf. I have actually type of made peace and decided not to travel any longer from when lockdown started. “People think it’s glorious to take a trip most of the time however you
miss out on a lot. I’ve got two kids, who are 11 and 13, who I barely get to see. It’s a bit of a rat race. So, it’s all about decreasing on things and delight in the lifestyle.”Covid has actually provided me a lot of time to take a seat and assess what is very important in life. I want to bet a couple more years and hopefully, take control of a golf course someplace or head pro somewhere.
“His last accomplishment was available in 2016 at the Eye of Africa PGA Champion when he edged Dean Burmester for the title.Van Zyl made no excuses for his absence of kind, mentioning that he has battled with his game over the last couple of years.” I have not played good golf in nearly three years however undoubtedly, it’s been challenging,”stated the 42-year-old.”My video game has actually never been the very same prior to
lockdown, so I’ve been attempting to figure things out. It is on the up but extremely indecisive on where, what and how moving forward.
“Van Zyl believes that self-confidence is the only thing preventing him from going into the winner circle again as he eyes a full Sunshine Tour schedule.Featured Round 1 groupings:07:30 *-Ockie Strydom, Alex Haindl, MJ Viljoen 12:10 *-Jake Redman, James Kingston, Madalitso Muthiya Source: News24 Source