South African golf player Jaco van Zyl Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images 14-time
- Sunshine Tour winner Jaco van Zyl is aiming to regain confidence at today’s Gauteng Champion at Ebotse Links.Van Zyl makes no reasons for his lack of kind and admits to acquiring a lot of viewpoint throughout lockdown. The Olympian likewise validated that
- he will not be plying his trade overseas as he looks to spend more time with his young family.Sunshine Tour veteran Jaco van Zyl aspires to get back into rhythm and restore some confidence at this week’s Gauteng Championship in Benoni. Today, the Sunshine Tour is at Ebotse Links Golf Course as 139 golf players will
compete for a reward fund of R1 million.For Van Zyl, today is all about restoring that 2015/16 type that saw him once lie 49th on the planet Golf Rankings.In 2016, he captured his 14th Sunshine Trip title and went on to represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics.However, Van Zyl soon had problem with injuries and returning into the swing of things, and after that the coronavirus pandemic struck.The lockdown offered many a new perspective on life and for Van Zyl, it showed to be a significant career decision.Speaking to Sport24, Van Zyl revealed that he will not be travelling overseas any longer.”The older you get, the less fight you got, I guess. I’m just in a bit of crossroads however the video game has been truly great to me,
“stated Van Zyl, who is now 578th on the World Golf Rankings.”I have actually had a 22-year long career and I have actually played 15 years of international golf. I’ve type of made peace and chose not to take a trip any longer from when lockdown began. “Individuals believe it’s marvelous to travel the majority of the time however you
lose out on a lot. I have actually got two kids, who are 11 and 13, who I barely get to see. It’s a little bit of a rat race. So, it’s everything about decreasing on things and enjoy the quality of life.”Covid has offered me a great deal of time to take a seat and reflect on what’s important in life. I ‘d like to play for a couple more years and ideally, take over a golf course someplace or head pro somewhere.
“His last victory was available in 2016 at the Eye of Africa PGA Championship when he edged Dean Burmester for the title. Van Zyl made no reasons for his lack of form, mentioning that he has fought with his game over the last few years.”I
haven’t played decent golf in practically three years but clearly, it’s been challenging,”said the 42-year-old.
“My video game has actually never ever 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 going forward.”Van Zyl believes that confidence is the only thing preventing him from entering the winner circle again as he considers a full Sunshine Tour schedule.”It’s more mentality, I have actually just been struggling to be in the minute and attempt and pitch up and provide it
your all,”he said.”I had a lot going on in my personal life over the last two-three years and my game doesn’t seem to alleviate up.
But I think it’s the very same for everybody else, pressing individual issues aside and get to a point where you’re really delighted
however are you truly pleased?” It is all about building self-confidence and I think when that confidence is there, I’ll definitely have the ability to win again. However for now the biggest thing is the lack of confidence.” SuperSport will supply live coverage of the 3rd and 4th round of the
Gauteng Championship in Benoni. Broadcasting is scheduled to start at 12:00. Featured Round 1 groupings:07:20- Martin Rohwer, Rourke van der Spuy, Thriston Lawrence 07:30 -Jaco Ahlers, Jean-Paul Strydom, Benjamin Follett-Smith 07:30 * -Ockie Strydom, Alex Haindl, MJ Viljoen 12:00-Toto Thimba Jnr, Michael Palmer, Jaco Prinsloo 12:10-Hennie Otto, Jean Hugo, Ruan Conradie 12:10
*-Jake Redman, James Kingston,
Madalitso Muthiya 12:20-Keith Horne, Jaco Van Zyl, Fredrik From * 10th hole Source