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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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