Who's who: Darren Fichardt

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Who's who: Darren Fichardt

  • Name:

    Darren Clive Fichardt
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    May 13, 1975 in Pretoria, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Sutherland H.S., Centurion, RSA
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1994

Roll of Honour

Multiple winner on the European and other international Tours. Winner of the 1999/2000 South African Tour Order of Merit.

Did you know?

Fichardt grew up in Centurion, a large municipality between Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Top tournaments won by Darren Fichardt

2020
Africa
Eye of Africa
268 (-20)
R317,000
Eye of Africa

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Venue

Eye of Africa

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

R317,000

Title sponsor

Eye of Africa

Played as the Eye of Africa PGA Championship (Jan 16-19; Sunshine Tr event). Fichardt (RSA) beat Matias Calderon (Chile) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Eye of Africa Estate, nr Eikenhof, nr Johannesburg, S Africa].

2018
Africa
271 (-17)
R240,000
Sunshine Tr

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

R240,000

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

Played as the inaugural Tour Championship at Serengeti (March 15-18; Sunshine Tr 2017/18 season-ending event). Second-placed Oliver Bekker (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Fichardt (RSA). [Signature course, Serengeti Estates, nr Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

200 (-5)

Prize money

€187,696

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Joburg Open (Feb 23-26; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; first of two Joburg Opens in 2017). Second-placed Stuart Manley (Wales) and Paul Waring (Eng) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner Darren Fichardt (RSA), who claimed his fifth European Tour title. Reduced to 54-holes due to persistent storms on first three days. [East course, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Earlier rounds on East & West courses].

2013
Africa
272 (-16)
€158,500
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Africa Open (Feb 14-17; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Grégory Bourdy (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Darren Fichardt (RSA), who recorded his fourth European Tour win. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].

2012
Europe
279 (-5)
€83,330
Neuflize

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

€83,330

Title sponsor

Neuflize

Played as the Saint-Omer Open presented by Neuflize OBC (June 14-17; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Gary Lockerbie (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Fichardt (RSA). [Aa St Omer Golf Club, Lumbres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France].

2010
Africa
273 (-16)
R443,800
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

273 (-16)

Prize money

R443,800

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 11-14; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Fichardt (RSA). [Montagu course, Fancourt, George, Western Cape, RSA].

2009
Africa
263 (-17)
R190,200
Nashua

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

R190,200

Title sponsor

Nashua

Played as the Nashua Masters (Jan 29-Feb 1; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed and defending champion Marc Cayeux (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Fichardt (RSA). [Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, Eastern Cape].

2004
Africa
278 (-10)
R317,000
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

R317,000

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Jan 29-Feb 1; Sunshine Tr 2003/04 season). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) and Ulrich van den Berg (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Fichardt (RSA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].

2003
Awards
R726,544
see Score
Sunshine Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Venue

Score

R726,544

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

2003/04 Sunshine Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the second time in his career by Fichardt (RSA) with season earnings of R726,059. Andrew McLardy (RSA) was second with R617,278; Desvonde Botes (RSA) was third with R457,265.

2003
Europe
275 (-13)
€226,983
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Venue

Doha GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€226,983

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Qatar Masters (March 13-16; European Tour event). Darren Fichardt (RSA) beat James Kingston (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. [Doha GC, Qatar].

2001
America
195 (-18)
€125,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Score

195 (-18)

Prize money

€125,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sao Paulo Brazil Open (March 22-25; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr). Second-placed José Cóceres (Arg), Richard Johnson (Swe) and Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Fichardt (RSA). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].

1999
Awards
R558,735
see Score
Vodacom

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Fichardt, Darren

Venue

Score

R558,735

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Vodacom

1999/2000 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Fichardt (RSA) with season earnings of R558,735. Nic Henning (RSA) was second with R525,388; Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) was third with R443,705. Known as the Vodacom Southern Africa Tour.

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