Robert-Jan Derksen

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Robert-Jan Derksen
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Robert-Jan Derksen
Born (1974-01-03) 3 January 1974 (age 40)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality  Netherlands
Residence Blaricum, Netherlands
Career
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Asian Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2003
PGA Championship DNP

Robert-Jan Derksen (born 3 January 1974) is a Dutch professional golfer.

Derksen was born in Nijmegen. He won the Dutch Amateur Championship four years in a row from 1993 to 1996 and turned professional in 1996.

Derksen began his professional career on the Asian Tour in 1997. At the end of the year, he returned to Europe and earned his European Tour card for the 1998 season via qualifying school. He initially struggled to maintain his place on the main tour and has returned to qualifying school on five occasions. He has not always been successful in regaining his card, dropping down to the second tier Challenge Tour twice, where he finished 8th on the end of season rankings in 2001. His first win on the European Tour came in 2003 at the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic.[1] His only other title to date was the 2005 Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos, a European and Challenge tour dual ranking event.[2]

His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit has been 36th in 2007.

In 2014 he said that he planned to retire at the end of the season.[3]

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

  • 1993 Dutch Amateur Championship
  • 1994 Dutch Amateur Championship
  • 1995 Dutch Amateur Championship
  • 1996 Dutch Amateur Championship, Dutch Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 9 Mar 2003 Dubai Desert Classic −17 (67-72-67-65=271) 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
2 10 Apr 2005 Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos
(co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour)
−13 (67-70-71-67=275) 2 strokes South Africa Andrew McLardy
Scotland Gary Orr

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 10 Apr 2005 Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
−13 (67-70-71-67=275) 2 strokes South Africa Andrew McLardy
Scotland Gary Orr

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003
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.

Dutch national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

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