Who's who: George Coetzee

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Who's who: George Coetzee

  • Name:

    George William Coetzee
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    July 18, 1986 in Pretoria, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Pretoria CC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007

Roll of Honour

South African Amateur champion (2005). Multiple wins on the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours. Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (2015, 2017/18).

Did you know?

Coetzee attended the renowned Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys), a public school located in Pretoria, known locally as Affies. Its alumni include many famous South African cricketers and rugby players.

Top tournaments won by George Coetzee

2022
Africa
273 (-15)
R192,000
Sunshine Tr

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

R192,000

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

Played as the PGA Championship (Nov 3-6; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Casey Jarvis (RSA) finished 3 shots behind George Coetzee (RSA), who recorded his 14th Sunshine Tour win. [St Francis Links, St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

€156,825

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portugal Masters (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Laurie Canter (Eng) finished 1 shot behind George Coetzee (RSA), who recorded his fifth European Tour win and first on European soil. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal].

2018
Africa
266 (-18)
R2,377,500
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

R2,377,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tshwane Open (March 1-4; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Sam Horsfield (Eng) finished 2 shots behind George Coetzee (RSA), who enjoyed this home-country win at his home golf club. [Pretoria CC, Waterkloof, Gauteng, RSA].

2017
Awards
R2,937,225
see Score
Sunshine Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Venue

Score

R2,937,225

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

2017/18 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Coetzee (RSA) with season earnings of R2,937,225. Second was Erik van Rooyen (RSA) with R2,359,846. Third was J.C. Ritchie (RSA) with R2,033,965.

2016
Africa
268 (-21)
R752,875
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

268 (-21)

Prize money

R752,875

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 18-21; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Dean Burmester (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Coetzee (RSA), who finished birdie-birdie-eagle on the Montagu course in the third and fourth rounds of the tournament. [Montagu course, Fancourt, George, Western Cape, RSA. Earlier rounds also use the Links and Outeniqua courses].

2015
Africa
271 (-13)
€166,660
AfrAsia Bank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

AfrAsia Bank

Played as the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (May 7-10; Eurpn/Asian/Sunshine Trs event). George Coetzee (RSA) beat Thorbjørn Olesen (Den) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [La Château course, Heritage GC, Bel Ombre, Mauritius].

2015
Awards
R5,470,684
see Score
Sunshine Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Venue

Score

R5,470,684

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

2015 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Coetzee (RSA) with season earnings of R5,470,684. Second was Charl Schwartzel (RSA) with R3,302,972; third was Jacques Blaauw (RSA) with R3,080,301. Coetzee and Schwartzel played in seven Sunshine Tour events in 2015, the minimum number to qualify for the Order of Merit title.

2015
Africa
266 (-14)
€237,750
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

€237,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tshwane Open (March 12-15; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Jacques Blaauw (RSA) finished 1 shot behind George Coetzee (RSA), who recorded his second European Tour win, which again came in South Africa. [Pretoria CC, Waterkloof, Gauteng, RSA].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

268 (-19)

Prize money

€206,050

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Joburg Open (Feb 6-9; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Jin Jeong (S Kor) and Justin Walters (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old George Coetzee (RSA), who recorded his first European Tour win. [East course, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Earlier rounds on East & West courses].

2011
Africa
261 (-27)
R515,125
Telekom

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Coetzee, George

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

R515,125

Title sponsor

Telekom

Played as the Telekom PGA Championship (Feb 24-27; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Neil Schietekat (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Coetzee (RSA). [Woodmead course, The CC Johannesburg, Jo'burg, RSA].

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