George Coetzee

RSA
 
RepresentsPretoria Country Club
Date of Birth18th July 1986
ResidencePretoria, SA
Marital StatusSingle
Turned Pro2007
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2016 Sunshine Tour 9 1,375,895.79 6
2015 Sunshine Tour 1 5,470,684.40 7
2014 Sunshine Tour 3 3,339,250.98 11
2012 Sunshine Tour 2 1,930,564.83 6
2011 Sunshine Tour 3 1,586,586.60 9
2010 Sunshine Tour 24 509,172.21 9
2009 Sunshine Tour 55 213,445.20 7
2008 Sunshine Tour 20 554,356.68 25
2007 Sunshine Tour 16 481,976.02 23

Biography

George is one of Pretoria Country Club's finest products and was a scholar at the famed Afrikaans Hoer Seunsskool (Affies). He started golf at the tender age of 10 years old, and went on to win the very first tournament he ever played in. But undoubtedly his finest achievements as a junior came in the form of his fourth and eighth placed finishes at the Junior World in San Diego whilst he attended the University of San Diego for a semester there. He decided to turn pro in 2007, and joined the Sunshine Tour that same year. His impact on Tour was immediate, as he claimed victory in his rookie season at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Selborne. He followed this up with wins in 2008 at the SAA Pro-Am Invitational and the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Humewood. He earned a European Tour card for the 2010 season, but had to return to qualifying school at the end of the season. Coetzee regained his playing rights, and had a successful 2011 season, with a runner-up place at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and three third place finishes at other tournaments. Coetzee finished the season ranked 26th on the Race to Dubai. And in 2012, Coetzee further established himself on the tour and has consistently featured inside the top 50 in the Race to Dubai standings.

In February 2014, Coetzee won his maiden European Tour title in his 107th start with a three stroke victory at the Joburg Open. He came from four strokes behind in the final round with a six under par 66 to claim victory. Coetzee won his second European Tour title at the Tshwane Open in March 2015, by a single stroke over Jacques Blaauw. Both of his wins on the European Tour have come in co- sanctioned events with the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. In May 2015, Coetzee won his second tournament of the year at the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, defeating Thorbjorn Olesen in a sudden-death playoff, at the second extra hole with a birdie on the par-five 18th hole. In February 2016, Coetzee won the Dimension Data Pro-Am finishing birdie-birdie-eagle to defeat Dean Burmester by a single stroke.

He has played in all of the Majors, with a best performance of a share of seventh in the 2015 PGA Championship. He missed the cut in the 2013 Masters, has a best finish of a share of 56th in the 2013 US Open, and he was 15th in the 2011 Open Championship.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
02/05/07 Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open 3 46(pts) 12 11 18 5 48,000.00
13/06/07 Vodacom Origins - Selborne 1 207 -9 70 71 66 63,400.00
22/08/07 Vodacom Origins at Fancourt 3= 219 Par 75 68 76 25,333.33
05/10/07 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 3= 206 -10 72 68 66 35,750.00
21/08/08 SAA Pro-Am Invitational Paarl 1 207 -9 72 66 69 79,250.00
17/09/08 Vodacom Origins - Humewood 1 212 -4 71 68 73 71,325.00
18/02/10 Telkom PGA Championship 2 269 -19 71 67 64 67 345,000.00
17/02/11 Dimension Data Pro-Am 3 278 -11 70 65 69 74 207,600.00
24/02/11 Telkom PGA Championship 1 261 -27 65 64 68 64 515,125.00
26/05/11 Vodacom Origins - Pretoria CC 2= 208 -8 71 65 72 52,650.00
17/11/11 Alfred Dunhill Championship 3= 275 -13 66 71 69 69 524,550.00
15/11/12 SA Open 2 274 -14 70 70 63 71 1,273,050.00
07/02/13 Joburg Open 3= 268 -19 67 64 70 67 836,836.00
06/02/14 Joburg Open 1 268 -19 65 68 69 66 3,090,750.00
12/03/15 Tshwane Open 1 266 -14 67 66 68 65 2,932,250.00
19/03/15 Investec Cup 3= 280 -8 68 70 71 71 59,950.00
07/05/15 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 1 271 -13 70 67 65 69 2,254,443.15
18/02/16 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 268 -21 68 70 64 66 752,875.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 16,248,593.69
Best Single Prize Money 3,090,750.00
Tournament Wins 8
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 24
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 18
Low Round Score 63
Stroke Average 70.61
Average against Par -1.23
Total Number of Eagles 49
Total Number of Birdies 1,451
Average Birdies per Round 4.46
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2007 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour @ Selborne
2008 SAA Pro-Am Invitational @ Paarl
2008 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour @ Humewood
2011 Telkom PGA Championship
2014 Joburg Open
2015 Tshwane Open
2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
2016 Dimension Data Pro-Am
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events