Who's who: Robert-Jan Derksen

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Who's who: Robert-Jan Derksen

  • Name:

    Robert-Jan Derksen
  • Country:

    Netherlands
  • Born:

    Jan 3, 1974 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Golfclub Rijk van Nijmegen
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer (retired at end of 2014 season).
  • Turned Pro:

    1996
  • Website:

    https://www.robertjanderksen.com

Roll of Honour

Two-time winner on the European PGA Tour.

Did you know?

Aged 40, Derksen played his 394th and final European Tour event at the end of the 2014 season. He had competed in 394 events and recorded two wins. His biggest victory came in the 2003 Dubai Desert Classic, where he closed with a 65 to beat Ernie Els by one shot. His highest finish on the tour was 36th in the 2007 money list. Derksen was known for wearing colourful broad-hooped shirts, with the collar turned-up.

Top tournaments won by Robert-Jan Derksen

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Derksen, Robert-Jan

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€100,000

Title sponsor

CGD

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Derksen, Robert-Jan

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€292,000

Title sponsor

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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].

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