Keith Horne

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Keith Horne
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Keith Weller Horne
Born (1971-06-09) 9 June 1971 (age 43)
Durban, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Alberton, South Africa
Spouse Karen Horne
Children Carmen, Jemma Anne
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s) Asian Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 7
Other 3

Keith Weller Horne (born 9 June 1971) is a professional golfer from South Africa.

Horne was born in Durban and had a successful amateur career. In 1993, Horne won a Silver Medal at the World Games in Spain. He turned professional in 1996.

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional in 1996, Horne immediately joined the local Sunshine Tour, the richest professional golf tour in South Africa. His first professional win came in 1998 at the Vodacom Series: Kwazulu Natal. After that, he had a few off-seasons until he won a few unofficial Pro-Ams in 2003. His second official win came in 2007 at the MTC Namibia PGA Championship. He won again a year later at the Nashua Golf Challenge. Horne also holds membership on the Asian Tour, where he has yet to win.

In 2010, a runner-up finish in the Joburg Open, and a top ten finish at the Singapore Open, both events which are co-sanctioned with the European Tour meant that Horne earned enough to have a full European Tour membership for 2011.

In 2012 he picked up his fifth victory on the Sunshine Tour at the Telkom PGA Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Horne married his wife Karen in September, 2000. He has two children, born in 2002 and 2007. He currently resides in Alberton.

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 1993-95 Represented Natal
  • 1993 Won Silver Medal at World Games in Spain

Professional wins (10)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 31 May 1998 Vodacom series: Kwazulu-Natal −12 (68-68-68=204) 3 strokes England Chris Williams
2 20 Oct 2007 MTC Namibia PGA Championship −18 (67-65-63=195) 5 strokes South Africa Doug McGuigan, South Africa Hennie Otto,
South Africa Ulrich van der Berg
3 17 May 2008 Nashua Golf Challenge −6 (72-68-70=210) Playoff South Africa Nic Henning
4 9 May 2010 Investec Royal Swazi Open 47 (10-10-11-16) 1 point South Africa Christiaan Basson
5 26 Feb 2012 Telkom PGA Championship −19 (70-63-67-69=269) 3 strokes South Africa Jaco Ahlers, South Africa Darren Fichardt, South Africa Alex Haindl
6 1 Aug 2014 Vodacom Origins of Golf (St Francis) −9 (65-71-71=207) 3 strokes South Africa Erik van Rooyen
7 31 Oct 2014 Vodacom Origins of Golf Final −13 (65-71-67=203) 1 stroke South Africa Ulrich van den Berg

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 2003 Wild Coast Sun Touring Pro-Am, Royal Swazi Sun Touring Pro-Am
  • 2009 Klipdrift Gold Sun International Touring Pro-Am

See also[edit]

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