STERNE Richard

Richard STERNE



ResidenceStellenbosch, South Africa
Date of Birth:27/08/1981
Place of BirthPretoria, South Africa
Height & Weight5ft 7¾in 10st 10lbs (170cm 68kg)
FamilyWife: Lise-Marie (m. 2009); Child: Mari (2013)
Turned Pro2001 (plus 2)
Qualifying School(2001), 02*

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Claimed his sixth European Tour title in February 2013 at the Joburg Open, a week after finishing runner-up in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Almost added to his win tally five months later in finishing second at the Alstom Open de France after sharing the 54-hole lead with eventual victor Graeme McDowell. While 2014 did not bring any titles for Sterne, a tie for fourth place in the WGC - Cadillac Championship proved the highlight of another steady season as he finished 48th in The Race to Dubai. Showed off his affinity for playing on home soil with wins at the South African Open Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2009. Missed most of 2010 and 2011 because of a back injury, but returned to take sixth place in the 2012 Africa Open despite not playing a competitive round for ten months. First European Tour victory came in the 2004 Open de Madrid, in his last event of the season, a win which ensured he avoided a trip to the Qualifying School. Established his credentials by dominating South Africa’s amateur scene, becoming the second player to win both the junior and senior National Stroke Play and Match Play titles, after Trevor Immelman. Turned professional during qualifying for The 2001 Open Championship and concentrated on the Challenge Tour in his first season, finishing 30th, before earning his European Tour card at the 2002 Qualifying School. Took up the game at the age of four when he went out with his grandmother to play. Comes from a sporting family with his father involved in motor racing, his mother an ice-skater and sister, Farrah, one of the top squash players in South Africa.

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European Tour Wins6
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai33
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 368,812 (2007)


Amateur Boys, Seniors 1998-2001 Professional World Cup 2006, 08, 09 Presidents Cup 2013

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