When Luke Donald became the first player to top the PGA and European Tour money lists in December last year, it seemed unimaginable the Briton's position at the top of world golf would be called into question just three months later.
As one of the world's most successful golfers, Ernie Els has got it all. The three-time major winner is famous for his sporting achievements, but he is giving a lot back to the game he loves and the country he cherishes.
South African Brandon Pieters took a surprise lead on the first day of the Africa Open, while compatriot and the tournament's highest-ranked player Retief Goosen struggled to find his form on home soil.
Anthony Michael led by one shot after Thursday's first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the opening tournament of the 2011 European Tour season, as British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen struggled on home soil.
Northern Ireland teenager Rory McIlroy underlined his future Ryder Cup potential with a superb eight-under-par 64 to hold a one-stroke first round lead at the Dubai Desert Classic before play was suspended due to bad light.
Englishman Paul Casey ended two years without a title on Sunday -- eventually claiming a narrow one-shot victory in the Abu Dhabi Championship despite holding a six-stroke lead with six holes still to play.