Born:Jan 3, 1974 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.
Original/Home Club:Golfclub Rijk van Nijmegen
Occupation:Professional golfer (retired at end of 2014 season).
Played as the Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos (April 7-10). Second-placed Andrew McLardy (RSA) and Gary Orr (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Derksen (Nld). [Santo da Serra GC, Machico, Madeira].
Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 6-9; European Tour event). Defending champion Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Robert-Jan Derksen (Neth), who recorded his first European Tour win with a final round 65 and a birdie at the last hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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