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GOOSEN Retief

Retief GOOSEN

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Biography

ResidencePolokwane, South Africa; Orlando, Florida, USA
AttachmentThe Goose Wines
Date of Birth:03/02/1969
Place of BirthPolokwane, South Africa
Height & Weight6ft 0in 13st 1lbs (180cm 83kg)
FamilyWife: Tracy (m. 2001); Children: Leo (2003), Ella (2004)
InterestsWater skiing, all sports
Web Sitewww.retiefgoosen.com
Turned Pro1990 (plus 2)
Qualifying School(1991), 92* (winner)

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Biography

Two US Open victories - in 2001 at Southern Hills and 2004 at Shinnecock Hills – have secured his position among the golfing elite. A truly global golfer, won his 14th European Tour title with victory in the 2007 Commercialbank Qatar Masters after he eagled the final hole, and continues to win all around the world with victories in 2009 in the Africa Open on the Sunshine Tour and the Transitions Championship on the US PGA Tour. In 2001 became the first non-European to win the Order of Merit since Greg Norman in 1982 and the first South African to win the Harry Vardon Trophy since Dale Hayes in 1975. Followed it up in 2002 – the year he was made an Honorary Member of The European Tour – by becoming the first non-European to retain the crown. Introduced to golf at the age of 11 by his estate agent father, Theo, a ten handicapper. Added another honour to his CV when he launched The 2012 Race to Dubai, hitting the opening tee shot at the 2012 Africa Open in January.

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European Tour Wins14
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR229
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,058,199 (2001)

Teams

Amateur Seniors 1985-86 Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1995, 96, 97 (winners), 98 (winners), 99, 00 World Cup 1993, 95, 00, 01, 07 (winners) Presidents Cup 2000, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11

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