The absence of Tiger Woods from this US Masters in Augusta, Georgia, is an opportunity for Adam Scott to claim top spot in the world rankings.
Dawie van der Walt will be defending his title against numerous hopefuls on the Ernie Els-designed Copperleaf gold course.
Tiger Woods birdied four holes in a row on his way to firing a four-under par 68 on Friday to make the cut at the US PGA Players Championship.
Australia's Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, triumphing over Tiger Woods.
The third round of the British Open on Saturday has the 71 survivors facing another severe test in the form of lashing rain and gusting winds.
Gary Player isn't sure what he's prouder of -- his selection as honorary starter at the Masters or South Africa's continuing golf success.