The 2019 KCB Karen Masters will offer an increased total prize kitty of ZAR2.2m (Sh15m), up from ZAR2m (Sh13.57) in 2018, making it one of the most lucrative tournaments on the Sunshine Tour.
According to the Sunshine Tour 2019/20 season calendar, only the Zambia Open, played earlier in March has a higher prize kitty at ZAR2.5m (Sh17m). The Zimbabwe Open, which will be played in August has a kitty of ZAR2m (Sh13.57m) and the Royal Swazi Open has a ZAR1.5m (Sh10.2m) kitty.
Another 10 events on the Tour’s calendar have a ZAR1m (Sh6.89m) kitty each.
The events on the Sunshine Tour that are co-sanctioned with other global Tours boast much bigger prize funds. The SA Open has a ZAR17.5m (Sh119m) total prize fund, the Alfred Dunhill Links has a SH172m kitty and the Nedbank Golf Challenge is a member of the European Tour’s Rolex Series with a prize kitty of US$7.5m (Sh760m).
The Sunshine Tour also lists the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open on their schedule; this event is sanctioned by three Tours, the European Tour, Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour. The total prize kitty in Mauritius is Sh114.6m.
The 2019 KCB Karen Masters will be played from the 27th to 30th of June at the Karen Country Club. Tickets are available onwww.ke.kcbgroup.com