Joaquin Niemann

Born Nov 7, 1998
Nationality Chile Chile
Nickname Joaco

Joaquin Niemann is a Chilean golfer, who formerly held the world’s number one position in the amateur division between 2017 and 2018. He was supposed to play at the University of South Florida, however, his TOEFL scores didn’t make the cut. Niemann won the 2017 Mark H. McCormack Medal because he is the top-ranked player for the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and this made him earn an entry to the 2018 US Open and the Open Championships. In 2018, he joined and won the Latin American Amateur Championship, so earned another entry to join the 2018 Masters Tournament.

His professional career started when he decided to play for the Valero Texas Open, where he spectacularly finished at 6th place in his first professional tournament. He also earned the Special Temporary Member Status on the PGA Tour. Upon gaining a PGA Tour card in 2018, he competed at The Greenbrier where he finished on the Top 10 spot.

In 2019, Niemann won A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and he became the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1923. He also brought recognition to his country as he was the first Chilean to win a PGA Tour. In 2019, he represented the country at the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia, where his team won 16-14. However, he lost during the single match.

In 2021, he joined the Sentry Tournament of Champions with Harrish English, however, he was defeated. A week later, he joined at the Sony Open in Hawaii and finished T2. In 2021, he made his first bogey at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, however, he was eliminated from the tournament afterward, and Cameron Davis was announced as the tournament’s champion.

Achievements:

2013 Campeonato Sudamericano Pre Juvenil2015 Junior Orange Bowl Championship2017 Mark H. McCormack MedalT23 at 2020 US OpenT30 2021 PGA Championship

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