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COETZEE George

George COETZEE

RSA
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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

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 Thomas Björn at the fifth. Improved on that by taking 21st place in The 2012 Race to Dubai, missing just three cuts in 25 events. 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 Wins1
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR60
Race To Dubai11
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 206,050 (2014)

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AMATEUR Eisenhower Trophy 2006 Seniors 2005-07 PROFESSIONAL World Cup 2013

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