George William Coetzee is a South African professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and Sunshine Tour. Coetzee was born in Pretoria. He started playing golf when he was 10 and won the first junior tournament he ever played in, shooting 49 in 9 holes. He finished 4th and 8th in the Callaway Junior World Championship in San Diego, where he attended the University of San Diego for one semester. He turned professional in 2007. Coetzee joined the Sunshine Tour in 2007, and claimed his first win during his rookie season, in the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Selborne. His second and third wins came a year later at the SAA Pro-Am Invitational, and the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Humewood. He earned a European Tour card for the 2010 season through the qualifying school, but had to return to qualifying school at the end of the season after finishing 126th on the Order of Merit and recording only two top-10 finishes.
|Full name:||George William Coetzee|
|Born:||July 18, 1986, Pretoria, South Africa|
|Residence:||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Current tour(s):||Sunshine Tour, European Tour|
|Former tour(s):||Canadian Tour|
|Masters Tournament:||CUT: 2013|
|U.S. Open:||T56: 2013|
|The Open Championship:||15th: 2011|
|PGA Championship:||T7: 2015|
|Sunshine Tour, Order of Merit winner:||2015, 2017–18|
|Twitter:||George Coetzee's Twitter profile|
About George Coetzee
South African golfer best known for his many Sunshine Tour wins, including 2 in 2008. He won the Joburg Open in his first appearance on a European Tour in February 2014.
He began playing golf at ten and shot 49 on 9 holes in his first-ever junior tournament.
He represented his native South Africa in the World Cup of Golf in 2013.
His father wanted him to become a professional tennis player.
He and Charl Schwartzel are both multiple-time Sunshine Tour winners.
Information related to George Coetzee
- 2009 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2010 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- South African male golfers
- Sunshine Tour golfers
- Sportspeople from Pretoria