COETZEE George

George COETZEE

RSA
Titleist

Biography

ResidencePretoria, South Africa
AttachmentPretoria CC
Date of Birth:18/07/1986
Place of BirthPretoria, South Africa
Height & Weight5ft 11in 14st 13lbs (178cm 95kg)
InterestsAll sports
Web Sitewww.sportism.net
Turned Pro2007 (plus 4)
Qualifying School(2008), 09*, 10*

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Biography

After 24 top ten finishes, eventually secured his maiden European Tour title on home soil at the 2014 Joburg Open. Also had a fine run at the Volvo World Match Play Championship in England, where playing as a late replacement for the injured Thomas Bjørn, he reached the semi-finals, losing to Henrik Stenson. Added a second title in March 2015 at the Tshwane Open on a memorable day at his home club, Pretoria GC. Cheered on by many family and friends, shot a final round five under par 65 to win by one. Continued his winning streak at the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in May, beating Thorbjørn Olesen in a play-off. Might not have become a professional golfer had a rebellious streak not made him defy his father’s wishes for him to become a tennis player. Won his card at the 2009 Qualifying School but lost it in 2010. However, regained it at the 2010 Qualifying School and did not make the same mistake in 2011, recording eight top tens to finish 26th in The Race to Dubai. Made it into a five-man play in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles but despite staying in it for four holes, succumbed to Bjørn at the fifth. Finished fourth in the Callaway Junior World Championship and turned professional in 2007, winning the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour at Selborne in his rookie season on the Sunshine Tour. Won two more Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour titles in South Africa in 2008. As with many of the young South African professionals, cites Ernie Els as his golfing hero.

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European Tour Wins3
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
OWGR65
Race To Dubai18
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 269,947 (2015)

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PROFESSIONAL World Cup 2013 AMATEUR Eisenhower Trophy 1996 Seniors 2005-07

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