Roger Wessels

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Roger Wessels
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Roger Mark Wessels
Born (1961-03-04) 4 March 1961 (age 53)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence George, Western Cape
Career
Turned professional 1983
Former tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 9
Other 3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T77: 2002
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Gary Player Trophy 2001/02

Roger Mark Wessels (born 4 March 1961) is a South African professional golfer.

Wessels was born in Port Elizabeth. He turned professional at a relatively late age in 1987, without having had any major successes as an amateur. Despite that, he won several times on the Southern Africa Tour, latterly the Sunshine Tour, including the South African PGA Championship in 1991. He also played on the Canadian Tour, where he won the Canadian Masters title in 1994. He represented South Africa in the World Cup at the end of that year.

Wessels played on the European Tour from 1995 through 2003, having his best season in 2000 when he finished 35th on the Order of Merit. He retired from tournament golf at the end of 2003, and has since pursued a career as a teaching professional.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

Southern Africa Tour wins (9)[edit]

  • 1991 Lexington PGA Championship
  • 1992 Tzaneen Classic
  • 1994 Kalahari Classic, Mercedes Benz Golf Challenge
  • 1995 Renwick Group Classic Pro-Am, Phalaborwa Mafunyane Trophy
  • 1996 Mafunyane Trophy
  • 2000 Observatory Classic
  • 2001 Platinum Classic

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 1994 Canadian Masters, Sanlam Cancer Challenge Pro-Am
  • 1999 Smurfit COC Pro-Am

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T77
PGA Championship DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

  • World Cup (representing South Africa): 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our management & professionals". KeNako Golf & Sports Academy. Retrieved 2009-08-18. [dead link]

External links[edit]