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

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  • Retief Goosen on the 6th at St Andrews
  • Retief Goosen qualifying for The Open
  • Retief Goosen - on the charge on the final day of the BMW International Open


Two US Open Championship victories, in 2001 at Southern Hills and 2004 at Shinnecock Hills, have secured Goosen’s position among the golfing elite. In between those two victories, he became the first non-European to win the European Tour’s Order of Merit in successive seasons (2001-2002). In addition to his Major wins, Goosen has captured 12 European Tour titles in a glittering career. He established the Retief Goosen Golf Academy, whose objectives are to promote golf in the Polokwane area and Limpopo province, from which he hails. Away from the fairways, the South African launched the Retief Goosen Charitable Foundation, which was set up to promote, increase awareness of, and raise money for those charities which are close to his and his family’s hearts. Other interests include his award-winning The Goose wine range, which is handcrafted in high altitude vineyards on the northern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

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


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 Amateur Seniors 1988-90

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