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Christiaan Bezuidenhout is convinced that a first PGA Tour win is just around the corner.

The South African has won three times on the DP World Tour but is yet to get off the mark on American soil.

It comes as the 29-year-old is in a race to break back into the Masters in April.

To qualify, Bezuidenhout needs to re-enter the world’s top 50 or win an event that allocates full points.

And it’s an achievable feat, according to the man himself. “I can win in America,” he said, ahead of the Cognizant Classic at PGA National.

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“I’ve had a couple of second places in the last year and a few top tens. It’s just a matter of time until most of the stuff in your game clicks.

“Certainly, on the PGA Tour the golf courses are a little bit harder and tougher, but I actually feel like it suits my game a bit more.

“So yeah, I definitely believe that I can win and I’m pretty sure that it’s going to happen soon.”

The Johannesburg-born golfer’s most recent near miss was behind 20-year-old Nick Dunlap at the American Express in January.

It was his second runners-up finish since joining the PGA Tour in 2022 but has been an indicator that he is in form.

Since then, he has logged three top-30 finishes, including at two Signature Events, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational.

Meanwhile, Bezuidenhout admits that he is under no pressure to get off the mark and ultimately, make a fourth appearance at Augusta National.

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After three consecutive starts at the Masters, he missed out on the tournament last year.

And sitting at No. 59 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) means potentially another year as a spectator.

“I’m not going to put any pressure on myself,” Bezuidenhout added. “If I play well, that’ll take care of itself but if it doesn’t happen, that’s also fine.

“It’s obviously one of my goals and I would like to check that mark, that achievement, but if it’s not meant to be now, that’s okay.

“I’m just going to play my game; do all the stuff I’ve been doing over the last few weeks and hopefully, it will all click, and I’ll get that spot.”

Bezuidenhout is set to tee off at 11.45 AM (ET) at PGA National today, alongside Martin Laird and Ben Griffin.


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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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