Darren Fichardt

RSA
 
RepresentsCenturion Country Club
Date of Birth13th May 1975
ResidenceCenturion, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1994
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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
2014 Sunshine Tour 6 1,356,244.44 6
2013 Sunshine Tour 2 4,518,495.00 12
2012 Sunshine Tour 7 1,177,700.91 12
2011 Sunshine Tour 8 852,224.67 23
2010 Sunshine Tour 9 920,513.10 23
2009 Sunshine Tour 3 1,475,025.83 24
2008 Sunshine Tour 29 405,391.86 20
2007 Sunshine Tour 54 147,707.66 10
2006 2007 Sunshine Tour 5 1,160,182.00 13
2005 2006 Sunshine Tour 5 763,324.20 7
2004 2005 Sunshine Tour 21 233,048.42 8
2003 2004 Sunshine Tour 1 726,544.74 6
2002 2003 Sunshine Tour 30 145,562.50 6
2001 2002 Sunshine Tour 8 397,023.24 12
2000 2001 Vodacom Tour 8 402,270.23 16
1999 2000 Vodacom Tour 1 558,735.17 13
1998 1999 Vodacom Tour 24 139,321.73 21
1997 1998 Vodacom Tour 37 84,725.41 24
1996 1997 First National Bank Tour 57 41,747.51 19
1995 1996 First National Bank Tour 75 23,924.24 19
1994 1995 First National Bank Tour 154 0.00 5

Biography

Darren Fichardt was born in Pretoria, he later attended Sutherland High School in Centurion (where he currently resides). He turned professional in 1994, his first year out of school and attempted to make it on the Tour. His first three years on the Tour were difficult while he finding his way, finishing well out of contention on the Order of Merit. However, his big breakthrough came in 1997 when he won the Bearing Man Highveld Classic, beating South African Sean Pappas by a single stroke. He has played the Sunshine Tour for the last 19 years. In that time he has won 12 events, eight of those wins coming in the last six years. Since joining the Tour he has won the Order of Merit twice (1999/2000 + 2003/2004). He has also competed successfully on the European Tour retaining his card between 2001 and 2007 (including multiple visits to Q-School). He recently finished 18th at the 2011 edition of Q-School to gain playing rights in 2012. Darren travels with his wife, Natasha, who is a trained sports psychologist. He believes that advice given to him by her helped him win undoubtedly the biggest event of his career, the 2003 Qatar Masters, where he beat fellow South African James Kingston in a playoff. Darren has represented South Africa at the WGC ? World Cup alongside Retief Goosen in 2000. He lists the biggest moment of his life as the date was when he met his wife and later had their first child.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
03/07/97 Bosveld Classic 2 208 -8 66 73 69 11,500.00
19/09/97 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 1 200 -16 65 66 69 15,700.00
10/09/99 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 2= 209 -7 68 72 69 9,750.00
20/01/00 S A Open Championship 2= 275 -13 68 67 67 73 474,376.66
22/02/01 The Tour Championship 1 270 -14 66 69 67 68 317,140.00
22/11/01 CABS/Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open 1 275 -13 68 69 69 69 158,500.00
29/01/04 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 278 -10 72 69 69 68 317,000.00
23/02/06 Vodacom Tour Championship 2 274 -10 69 67 70 68 230,000.00
04/10/06 Vodacom Origins Tour Final 1 212 -4 71 69 72 56,520.00
13/10/06 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 1 204 -12 66 67 71 62,800.00
28/02/08 Mt Edgecombe Trophy 2 275 -13 67 68 66 74 57,500.00
23/04/08 Vodacom Origins - Pretoria CC 2= 205 -11 68 69 68 42,900.00
15/01/09 Africa Open Golf Challenge 2= 268 -20 65 68 67 68 343,250.00
29/01/09 Nashua Masters 1 263 -17 66 67 65 65 190,200.00
30/04/09 SAA Pro-Am Inv-Prince's Grant 2= 204 -12 68 66 70 48,750.00
20/05/09 Vodacom Business - Pretoria CC 2 205 -11 68 67 70 55,200.00
16/09/09 Vodacom Business-Selborne 1 198 -18 65 66 67 76,080.00
29/10/09 Platinum Classic 1 201 -15 70 65 66 87,175.00
11/02/10 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 273 -16 66 68 71 68 443,800.00
10/08/11 Vodacom Origins - Wild Coast 1 204 -6 73 67 64 85,590.00
29/09/11 Platinum Classic 2 201 -15 66 67 68 57,500.00
20/10/11 Suncoast Classic 1 203 -13 70 65 68 79,250.00
23/02/12 Telkom PGA Championship 2= 272 -16 64 71 67 70 272,183.33
14/02/13 Africa Open 1 272 -16 69 67 65 71 1,886,150.00
28/02/13 Tshwane Open 2 269 -19 65 71 64 69 2,018,250.00
21/03/13 Investec Cup (Bonus) 2 0 Par 500,000.00
18/04/13 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open 2= 275 -13 66 69 68 72 151,965.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 15,421,399.75
Best Single Prize Money 2,018,250.00
Tournament Wins 13
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 83
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 22
Low Round Score 63
Stroke Average 70.91
Average against Par -0.89
Total Number of Eagles 115
Total Number of Birdies 3,036
Average Birdies per Round 4.15
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
1992 Northern Transvaal Junior Amateur Championship
1993 Norther Transvaal Stroke Play Champion
1993 South African Junior Team
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
1997 Bearing Man Highveld Classic
1999 PGA's Cup
1999 Sun City Pro-Am
2000 1999/2000 Sunshine Tour OoM winner
2001 The Tour Championship
2001 CABS/Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open
2001 Dimension Data Pro-Am
2004 2003/2004 Sunshine Tour OoM winner
2006 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Final
2006 Bearingman Highveld Classic
2009 Nashua Masters
2009 Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Tour @ Selborne
2009 Platinum Classic
2010 Dimension Data Pro-Am
2011 Vodacom Origins of Golf - Wild Coast Sun CC
2013 Africa Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
2000 Golf Du Bassin Bleu
2001 Sao Paulo Brazil Open (European Tour)
2002 Trophee des Nations (Reunion)
2003 Qatar Masters (European Tour)
2012 Saint-Omer Open (European Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events
2000 World Cup of Golf