Retief Goosen

RSA
 
RepresentsGoose Wines
Date of Birth3rd February 1969
ResidenceSunninghill, Orlando
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1990
Websitehttp://www.retiefgoosen.com
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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
2001 2002 Sunshine Tour 3 1,364,977.34 4
2000 2001 Vodacom Tour 6 516,852.06 4
1996 1997 First National Bank Tour 2 301,303.74 6
1995 1996 First National Bank Tour 28 75,802.00 6
1994 1995 First National Bank Tour 5 166,862.78 6
1993 1994 First National Bank Tour 15 56,245.00 7
1992 1993 First National Bank Tour 3 204,289.16 8
1991 1992 Summer Tour 5 108,281.99 10
1991 PGA Winter Tour 5 30,843.00 12

Biography

Introduced to golf at the age of 11 by his estate agent father, Theo a 10 handicapper.Struck by lightning as an amateur in South Africa.Sustained a broken left arm in a skiing accident in Switzerland prior to the 1999 season, but linked up with Belgian sports psychologist, Jos Vanstiphout and won the Novotel Perrier Open de France after a play-off with Greg Turner.Missed opportunity to equal Greg Norman's record of 11 successive individual wins in the Alfred Dunhill Cup when beaten by China's Wu Xiang-Bing in 1999. Played the front 9 at Wentworth Club in 29 when beating Sergio Garcia in the first round of the Cisco World Match Play in 1999.Won the Trophee Lancome tournament in France in 2000 and 2002.Follows in the footsteps of Gary Player and Ernie Els as a South African winner of the US Open.Won the Volvo Order of Merit title in Europe in 2001.H is the first South African to do this since 1975.Awarded Honourary life membership in 2001 on the European Tour, and in 2004 on the Southern Africa PGA Tour.Won the Royal Bank of Scotland Shot of the month for Jun 2004 after his expert display which took him to the second US Open Championship title. Goosen was named as The European Tour Golfer of the month for November/December 2004 in celebration of his outstanding international performances in South Africa and the United States.Retief awarded Complete Golfer Player of the Year Award for 2005.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
20/02/91 Bell's Players Championship 2 278 -10 72 68 73 65 31,612.00
27/02/91 Trustbank Tnmnt of Champions 3= 278 -10 68 68 72 70 14,859.00
08/01/92 Spoornet Classic 1 276 -12 65 76 67 68 47,130.00
17/12/92 Goodyear Classic 2 278 -10 70 77 66 65 40,250.00
21/01/93 Mount Edgecombe Trophy 1 279 -9 70 71 69 69 71,100.00
11/02/93 SA Open Championship 2 281 -7 66 76 69 70 57,500.00
09/02/95 Philips SA Open Championship 1 275 -13 70 65 70 70 106,650.00
12/02/98 Alfred Dunhill PGA Champs 3= 275 -13 71 70 69 65 193,467.84
11/01/01 Nashua Nedtel Cellular Masters 2= 275 -5 67 73 68 67 92,100.00
01/02/01 Dimension Data Pro-Am 2= 276 -12 70 69 68 69 184,100.00
06/12/01 Vodacom Players Championship 2= 274 -14 69 66 67 72 137,150.00
17/01/02 dunhill championship 2= 270 -18 68 67 70 65 638,482.40
31/01/02 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 268 -20 63 70 69 66 317,000.00
17/11/05 Limpopo Classic 3= 269 -15 68 66 68 67 53,100.00
15/12/05 SAA Open 1 282 -10 73 70 69 70 1,214,427.00
15/01/09 Africa Open Golf Challenge 1 267 -21 66 70 66 65 792,500.00
02/12/10 Nedbank Golf Challenge 3= 280 -8 72 70 70 68 55,100.00
16/12/10 SA Open Championship 2 264 -24 64 68 66 66 1,040,750.00
05/01/12 Africa Open Golf Challenge 3 268 -24 65 68 66 69 726,600.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 9,211,996.66
Best Single Prize Money 1,214,427.00
Tournament Wins 10
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 57
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 29
Low Round Score 63
Stroke Average 70.48
Average against Par -1.36
Total Number of Eagles 27
Total Number of Birdies 583
Average Birdies per Round 4.42
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Date Description
1985 Transvaal Amateur Team
1990 South African Amateur Champion
1990 Won the Kempton Park Classic in October
1991 Iscor Newcastle Classic
1992 Spoornet Classic
1992 Bushveld Classic
1992 Highveld Classic
1992 Qualifying School (winner)
1993 Mount Edgecombe Trophy
1993 World Cup of Golf winning team
1995 Philips SA Open Championship
1995 World Cup of Golf winning team
1995 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
1996 Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge
1996 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
1997 Peugeot Open de France(European Tour)
1997 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
1998 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
1999 Novotel Perrier Open de France (European Tour)
1999 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
2000 Nelson Mandela Invitational
2000 World Cup of Golf winning team
2000 Trophee Lancome (European Tour)
2000 Alfred Dunhill Cup winning team
2000 Presidents Cup
2001 World Cup of Golf winning team
2001 The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond (European Tour)
2001 Telefonica Open de Madrid (European Tour)
2001 Volvo Order of Merit winner (European Tour)
2001 US Open
2002 Dimension Data Pro-Am
2002 Johnnie Walker Classic
2002 Bellsouth Classic (US PGA Tour)
2002 Volvo Order of Merit winner (European Tour)
2003 Trophee Lancome (European Tour)
2003 Chrysler Championship (European Tour)
2003 Presidents Cup
2004 The Tour Championship (US PGA Tour)
2004 Nedbank Golf Challenge
2004 Smurfit European Open (European Tour)
2004 US Open
2005 SAA Open
2005 Volkswagen Masters-China (Asian Tour)
2005 Linde German Masters (European Tour)
2005 The International (US PGA Tour)
2006 Volkswagen China Masters (Asian Tour)
2007 The Commercialbank Qatar Masters (European Tour)
2008 Iskandor Johor Open(Asian Tour)
2009 Africa Open Golf Challenge
2009 Transitions Championship (US PGA Tour)