Erik van Rooyen is a South African professional golfer. He plays in the PGA Tour and the Sunshine Tour. He has a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.40, which he reached on February 23, 2020.

Player Profile

Erik van Rooyen was born on February 21, 1990, in Bellville, South Africa. He currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. He stands 188 cm and his weight was last listed at 86 kg. He played college golf for the University of Minnesota.

Height / weight 1.88 m / 86 kg
Born 21 Feb 1990
Nationality South Africa South Africa

Career

He started his professional career playing on the Sunshine Tour. His first professional win came in 2017 when he won the Eye of Africa PGA Championship. He beat fellow South Africans Dylan Frittelli and Makhetha Mazibuko in the playoffs.

Also in 2017, he played in the Challenge Tour and won the Hainan Open. He won over Grant Forrest and Tapio Pulkkanen by two strokes. In 2019, he won his first European Tour title, the Scandinavian Invitation.

In August 2021, he won his first PGA Tour title, the Barracuda Championship, beating American Andrew Putnam by just 5 points.

Career Highlights

Number of Wins by Tour

  • PGA Tour - 1
  • European Tour - 1
  • Sunshine Tour - 1
  • Challenge Tour - 1

Best Results in Major Championships

  • Masters Tournament - CUT: 2022
  • PGA Championship - T8: 2019
  • U.S. Open - T23: 2020
  • The Open Championship - T17: 2018

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