Darren Fichardt

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Darren Fichardt
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Darren Clive Fichardt
Born (1975-05-13) 13 May 1975 (age 39)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Centurion, South Africa
Spouse Natasha (m. 2000)
Children Ethan, Tristan
Career
Turned professional 1994
Current tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 18
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
Sunshine Tour 13 (T10th all time)
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2007
The Open Championship CUT: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Southern Africa Tour
Order of Merit winner
1999/00, 2003/04

Darren Clive Fichardt (born 13 May 1975) is a South African professional golfer who plays on both the European and Sunshine Tours.

Fichardt was born in Pretoria and grew up in Centurion, Gauteng. He attended Sutherland High School from 1988 to 1993, where his talent for golf was nurtured. He turned professional in 1994 and he won the Southern Africa Tour (now the Sunshine Tour) Order of Merit in 1999/2000 and 2003/04.

Fichardt partnered Retief Goosen in South Africa's WGC-World Cup team in 2000.

Fichardt has played on the European Tour since 2001 and has won four European Tour events. His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit is 39th achieved in 2003.

In 2012, Fichardt ended a nine year title drought on the European Tour when he won the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes from Gary Lockerbie. This victory earned him his third European Tour title.

Fichardt followed this up in the 2013 season, when he won the Africa Open in his native South Africa in February. He claimed his fourth European Tour title by two strokes over Grégory Bourdy and Jaco Van Zyl.[1]

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1992 Northern Transvaal Junior Championship (South Africa)
  • 1993 Northern Transvaal Stroke Play Championship (South Africa)

Professional wins (18)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 25 Mar 2001 Sao Paulo Brazil Open −18 (67-61-67=195) 5 strokes Argentina José Cóceres, Sweden Richard S. Johnson,
Australia Brett Rumford
2 16 Mar 2003 Qatar Masters −13 (71-69-66-69=275) Playoff South Africa James Kingston
3 17 Jun 2012 Saint-Omer Open −5 (68-69-69-73=279) 3 strokes England Gary Lockerbie
4 17 Feb 2013 Africa Open −16 (69-67-65-71=272) 2 strokes France Grégory Bourdy, South Africa Jaco Van Zyl

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2002 Murphy's Irish Open England Richard Bland, Sweden Niclas Fasth,
Denmark Søren Hansen
Hansen won with birdie on fourth extra hole;
Bland eliminated with birdie on second hole
2 2003 Qatar Masters South Africa James Kingston Won with birdie on first extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (13)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 21 Sep 1997 Bearing Man Highveld Classic −16 (65-66-69=200) 1 stroke South Africa Sean Pappas
2 25 Feb 2001 The Tour Championship −14 (66-69-67-68=270) 4 strokes South Africa Hennie Otto
3 25 Nov 2001 CABS/Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open −13 (68-69-69-69=275) 3 strokes South Africa Mark Murless, South Africa Bradford Vaughan
4 1 Feb 2004 Dimension Data Pro-Am −10 (72-69-69-68=278) 2 strokes Zimbabwe Nick Price, South Africa Ulrich van den Berg
5 6 Oct 2006 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Final −4 (71-69-72=212) 1 stroke South Africa Alex Haindl
6 15 Oct 2006 Bearing Man Highveld Classic −12 (66-67-71=204) Playoff South Africa Alex Haindl
7 1 Feb 2009 Nashua Masters −17 (66-67-65-65=263) 1 stroke Zimbabwe Marc Cayeux
8 18 Sep 2009 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour (Selborne) −18 (65-66-67=198) 7 strokes South Africa Keenan Davidse, South Africa Jbe' Kruger
9 31 Oct 2009 Platinum Classic −15 (70-65-66=201) 1 stroke South Africa Titch Moore
10 14 Feb 2010 Dimension Data Pro-Am −16 (66-68-71-68=273) 1 stroke South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
11 12 Aug 2011 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour (Wild Coast) −6 (73-67-64=204) 1 stroke South Africa David Hewan
12 22 Oct 2011 Suncoast Classic −13 (70-65-68=204) 6 strokes South Africa Ulrich van den Berg
13 17 Feb 2013 Africa Open −16 (69-67-65-71=272) 2 strokes France Grégory Bourdy, South Africa Jaco Van Zyl

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1999 Sun City Pro-Am, PGA's Cup (both unofficial money on the Southern Africa Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Fichardt wins Africa Open despite nervous finish". The Australian. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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