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    Meet Christiaan

    Delmas, South Africa Place of Birth
    6′ 1″ (186cm) Height
    Diving, Chelsea FC, music Interests
    Serengeti Wildlife & Golf Estate Attachment
    (2016), 17* Qualifying School

    Claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation with a remarkable six-stroke victory.

    Broke into the Official World Golf Ranking top 50 for the first time in February 2020 following his victory at the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the co-sanctioned event between the Sunshine Tour and the European Challenge Tour.

    Later that season he secured back-to-back European Tour wins on home soil at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open and went on to finish the year a career-high seventh on the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex.

    Finished top of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit for 2020-21 after his back-to-back wins in South Africa.

    In 2019, he opened up in a European Tour Player Blog about a tragic accident as a child, when he almost died at two years of age having mistakenly drank rat poison from a Coca-Cola can, which resulted in a stammer. At four years old he was diagnosed with severe anxiety. In 2015, he was banned from golf after a drug test revealed that medication he was using for anxiety and his stammer included a substance which was illegal in the sport. His ban was reduced to nine months following a hearing which determined he had not used the substance for performance-enhancing purposes.

    Excelled as a junior before joining the paid ranks in 2015, the same year that he won the Order of Merit on the Big Easy Tour – the developmental tour for the Sunshine Tour. Was named Sunshine Tour Rookie of the Year in 2017.

    Started playing golf at the age of four as he grew up next to Delmas Golf Course in his native South Africa.

    States that Sylvester Stallone is his favourite actor and was given the nickname of ‘Rambo’ when he was a child.