ResidenceJohannesburg, South Africa
Date of Birth:23/02/1979
Place of BirthKokstad, South Africa
Height & Weight6' 0" 12st 8lbs (180cm 80kg)
FamilyChildren: Cameron (2008), Oliver (2010)
InterestsHang-gliding, micro lights, gyro-copters
Turned Pro2001
Qualifying School(2001), (09), 10*

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Has five runner-up finishes to his name on the European Tour, including two play-off losses at the 2011 Trophee Hassann II and 2017 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Started playing the game as an 11 year old and turned professional at 21. Has won 14 Sunshine Tour titles, including four in 2010. Was the South African Amateur Champion in 2000. Like compatriot Charl Schwartzel, he has a passion for flying. Started hang-gliding a number of years ago, subsequently gaining his pilot's licence.

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Race To Dubai181
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 687,109 (2015)


Professional World Cup 2016 South Africa Olympic 2016 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2000 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1996-01

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