Harare – After being crowned winner of this year’s 2021 Tenerife Open last Sunday, South Africa golfer Dean Burmester could barely talk as emotions overcame him.
It was his second European tour title in four years.
The five shot victory at Tenerife, thanks to a bogey-free 62 on the final day to end the week on 25 under, was a milestone for the 31-year-old.
“There’s no words that can describe it, It’s a ridiculous feeling, it’s four years of struggle and hard work,” said Burmester after the crowning moment.
He pocketed US$320,000 and moved 61 places up the global PGA rankings to settle on 107th. Now he wants to break into the top 100.
“I’d obviously love to get in that top 100 in the world, it’s quite lucrative, a lot of things happen when you get into that top 100 so if I can get back there I’ll be very excited. Hopefully I can go from strength to strength now and that’ll be my plan, I won’t stop working hard and trying to get better,” he said.
“I have made it to the final event in Dubai a few times, but if I can get into the Top 20 at the end of the Race to Dubai, that also gets you a lot of extra perks, so I am quite excited to give it a shot,” added the South African golfer.