Nelson Mandela Championship start moved up one day

Updated: December 6, 2013

Durban, South Africa ( – The European Tour announced Friday
that next week’s Nelson Mandela Championship will still be held, but it will
start a day earlier than originally scheduled.

The announcement comes one day after the passing of former South African
president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. With the state funeral
for Mandela being held Sunday, Dec. 15, the tournament will start Wednesday
and conclude Saturday, allowing four rounds to be completed a day prior to the

The tournament, now in its second year, will continue to honor Mandela’s
charity contributions through the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

Scott Jamieson defeated Steve Webster in a playoff to win the title last year.
Jamieson is scheduled to defend his title.