Anton Haig

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Anton Haig
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Personal information
Full name Anton Jason Haig
Born (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 30)
Nelspruit, South Africa
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, South Africa
Career
Turned professional 2004
Former tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 2
Sunshine Tour 2

Anton Jason Haig (born 8 May 1986) is a South African professional golfer.

Haig was born in Nelspruit. He turned professional on 1 September 2004 and plays on the Sunshine Tour and the Asian Tour. He has won four times worldwide with his biggest win to date occurring at the multi-tour sanctioned Johnnie Walker Classic in March 2007. This victory earned him full European Tour membership and propelled Haig into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.[1]

After a poor 2009 season, Haig had to regain his European Tour card at qualifying school. Haig fared no better in 2010 and lost his card at the end of the season. Haig announced his retirement from professional golf in November 2011 due to back injuries.[2] In March 2012, Haig announced he would be returning to professional golf[3] and finished T-18 at the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic on the Asian Tour.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 2001 Vodacom Champions (South Africa)
  • 2003 South African Amateur Championship, South African Boys Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 4 Mar 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic
(co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour)
−13 (71-64-70-70=275) Playoff South Africa Richard Sterne, England Oliver Wilson

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic South Africa Richard Sterne, England Oliver Wilson Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 3 Sep 2006 Pulai Springs Malaysian Masters −22 (63-66-69-68=266) 1 stroke Scotland Barry Hume
2 4 Mar 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
−13 (71-64-70-70=275) Playoff South Africa Richard Sterne, England Oliver Wilson

Sunshine Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 1 Oct 2005 Seekers Travel Pro-Am −12 (70-66-68=204) Playoff South Africa Nic Henning
2 21 Oct 2006 MTC Namibia PGA Championship −17 (62-69-65=196) 1 stroke South Africa Thomas Aiken

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