This golf forklore which has eluded many a Kenyan golfer will be sponsored by Barclays Bank Kenya hence the moniker 'Barclays Kenya Open', which committed title sponsorship till 2015. This year's tournament will be 3rd tourney ,as part of the 2012 European Challenge Tour and the ONLY African tournament featured too.
The total prize money is (approx)KSh. 20,900,000 ( €190,000) . The tournament has gone on to produce famous golfers such as;
- Welsh golfer, Ian Woosnam - Winner 1985 ;
- Spanish golfing legend(the late) Seve Ballestros - Winner 1978;
- Irish golfer Christy O' Connor Jr - Winner 1990;
- South African PGA golfer Trevor Immelmann - Winner 2000
- England's Chris Lloyd and Nick Dougherty;
- South Africans' Michiel Bothma & Tyrone Ferreira; and
- Danish Andres Harto
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