Richard Sterne

RSA
 
RepresentsPearl Valley Golf Estate
Date of Birth27th August 1981
ResidenceStellenbosch, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro2001
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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
2012 Sunshine Tour 11 973,446.87 6
2010 Sunshine Tour 23 510,494.60 6
2009 Sunshine Tour 6 906,435.07 5
2008 Sunshine Tour 1 5,999,264.60 5
2007 Sunshine Tour 5 966,546.55 5
2006/07 Sunshine Tour 6 861,668.00 6
2005/06 Sunshine Tour 27 235,183.86 5
2004/05 Sunshine Tour 12 294,719.91 8
2003/04 Sunshine Tour 26 132,877.87 9
2002/03 Sunshine Tour 10 419,760.60 10
2001/02 Sunshine Tour 35 171,399.32 12

Biography

Richard was born in Pretoria. He was somewhat unusually introduced to the game by his grandmother at the age of four. His family is actively involved in sport; his father is involved in motor racing, his mother was a noted ice- skater and his sister was one of the top squash players in South Africa. He established himself by dominating South Africa's amateur scene by becoming the first South African to win both the junior and senior national Strokeplay and Matchplay titles. In 1999, he was runner up at the World Junior Golf Championship for the 15-17 Division. After turning pro in 2001 he went on to play in the 2002 European Challenge Tour, graduating to the European Tour in 2003. His first victory came in 2004 at the Open de Madrid, an event he needed to win to retain his card. After an incredible run of victories in 2008, that included the SA Open, the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the Joburg Open, Sterne won the 2008 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit but since then has struggled with a serious back injury. He took a season-long medical exemption from professional golf in 2011, but returned with impressive form in 2012, recording a top-10 finish at the Africa Open.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
08/11/01 Graceland Challenge 2 208 -8 66 68 74 23,000.00
16/11/01 Platinum Classic 3= 207 -9 73 69 65 26,026.00
07/03/02 #Stanbic Zambia Open 2= 272 -20 69 67 69 67 88,099.34
26/09/02 Vodacom Golf Classic 3= 207 -9 72 68 67 13,900.00
30/10/03 Platinum Classic 3 203 -13 65 70 68 34,600.00
03/02/05 Nashua Masters 1 269 -11 68 64 67 70 158,500.00
17/11/05 Limpopo Classic 3= 269 -15 66 66 71 66 53,100.00
15/02/07 Vodacom Championship 1 274 -14 73 68 68 65 348,700.00
15/02/07 Vodacom Championship 1 274 -14 73 68 68 65 348,700.00
22/02/07 Telkom PGA Championship 2 267 -21 66 68 62 71 258,750.00
22/02/07 Telkom PGA Championship 2 267 -21 66 68 62 71 258,750.00
10/01/08 Joburg Open 1 271 -13 71 68 67 65 1,726,056.00
27/08/08 Vodacom Origins - Arabella 2 214 -2 71 74 69 50,600.00
11/12/08 Alfred Dunhill Championship 1 271 -17 68 66 68 69 2,063,353.00
18/12/08 SA Open 1 274 -14 72 69 67 66 2,147,675.00
07/02/13 Joburg Open 1 260 -27 63 65 68 64 2,493,205.00
01/12/16 Alfred Dunhill Championship 2 273 -15 68 70 68 67 2,038,342.80
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 17,751,409.11
Best Single Prize Money 2,493,205.00
Tournament Wins 6
Playoff Wins 3
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 28
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 35
Low Round Score 61
Stroke Average 70.19
Average against Par -1.61
Total Number of Eagles 77
Total Number of Birdies 1,460
Average Birdies per Round 4.18
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
1998 - 2000 Boys, Seniors
1999 South African Junior Strokeplay + Matchplay Champion
1999 South African Amateur Champion at Westlake GC
2000 Southern Cross
2001 South African Amateur Strokeplay Championship
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2005 Nashua Masters
2007 Vodacom Championship
2008 Joburg Open
2008 Alfred Dunhill Championship
2008 SA Open Championship
2013 Joburg Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
2001 Rye Hill Championship (Euro Pro Tour)
2004 Open de Madrid (European Tour)
2007 Celtic Manor Wales Open (European Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events