30 July 2020 – It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected passing of Phillip Viljoen early this morning.
“Phillip was a feisty competitor and a passionate golfer and he will be sorely missed by the golfing fraternity,” said Grant Hepburn, CEO of GolfRSA.
“We had the pleasure of working with Phillip on The Senior Players Championship and his dedication and determination to grow the senior amateur circuit in South Africa was truly admirable.
“His dogged enthusiasm led to the launch of this flagship event in 2012. The Senior Players Championship evolved into one of the most popular stops on our national senior amateur circuit and, with its limited field format, the event became one of the most sought-after tickets.
Despite setbacks over the years, Phillip always found a way to improve the championship and he leaves behind a legacy he can truly be proud of. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phillip’s family and friends, who have lost one of golf’s true heroes.”
Rest in Peace Phillip