Joaquin Niemann is a professional golfer with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking rank of No.15, which he reached in August 2022. He plays in the LIV Golf Series and he also played in the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has 9 professional wins.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Joaquín Niemann was born on November 7, 1998, in Santiago, Chile. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida in the United States. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 69 kg.
As an amateur player, he was ranked World No.1 from May 2017 to April 2018. He had originally planned to attend the University of South Florida but was unable to do because of his low TOEFL scores.
In 2017, he was awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal. The following year, he was allowed to play in the US Open and the Open Championship. In the same year, he won the Latin America Amateur Championship. This allowed him to play in the 2018 Masters Tournament.
He turned pro in 2018, playing in the Valero Texas Open. For the rest of 2018, he played with a Special Temporary Member Status on the PGA Tour. The next year, he won his first PGA Tour event, the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. In 2021, he made it to the playoff of both the Santry Tournament of Champions and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. His next PGA win came in 2022 at the Genesis Invitational.
He also played in the Chilean Tour. In 2016, he won the Alberto Las Brisas de Santo Domingo as an amateur. As a pro, he played in and won the Abierto Club de Golf Los Leones.
In 2022, he played in the LIV Golf Invitational. He made it to the playoffs, losing to Dustin Johnson.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 2
- Other - 7
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T35: 2022
- PGA Championship - T23: 2022
- U.S. Open - T23: 2020
- The Open Championship - T53: 2022