Jaco van Zyl

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Jaco van Zyl
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Personal information
Full name Jaco Phillipus van Zyl
Born (1979-02-23) 23 February 1979 (age 38)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 14 (T10th all time)
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2013, 2016
The Open Championship CUT: 2015
PGA Championship CUT: 2013

Jaco Phillipus van Zyl (born 23 February 1979) is a professional golfer from South Africa.

Van Zyl was born in Pretoria. He won the South African Amateur Championship in 2000 and turned professional the following year, immediately joining the Sunshine Tour. He won for the first time on the tour at the Platinum Classic in 2005.

In 2007, van Zyl played on the elite U.S.-based PGA Tour, having gained his card at the 2006 qualifying school. He made the 36-hole cut only four times in 21 tournaments during his rookie season and finished 227th on the money list.

In 2009, van Zyl recorded the biggest win of his career at the Telkom PGA Championship and went on to win twice more during the season and finish in 4th place on the Order of Merit. Having won four more tournaments on the Sunshine Tour in 2010, Van Zyl ended the year by finishing in 5th place at the final stage of the European Tour's qualifying school to earn his place on European Tour for the 2011 season. He had a good first season with five top-10 placings and finished 50th on the Race to Dubai.

In February 2016, van Zyl reached the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2000 South African Amateur Championship

Professional wins (15)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (14)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 29 Oct 2005 Platinum Classic −18 (67-65-66=198) Playoff South Africa Grant Muller
2 24 Oct 2008 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Final −2 (70-68-76=214) 1 stroke South Africa Bradford Vaughan
3 22 Feb 2009 Telkom PGA Championship −18 (70-68-66-66=270) 1 stroke Canada Graham DeLaet, South Africa Trevor Fisher Jnr
4 9 May 2009 Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open 65 pts (14-18-15-18=65) 12 pts Zimbabwe T. C. Charamba, South Africa Tyrone van Aswegen
5 21 Aug 2009 Telkom PGA Pro-Am −12 (68-70-66=204) 5 strokes Zimbabwe T. C. Charamba
6 1 May 2010 Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Tour at Sishen −16 (65-68-67=200) 1 stroke South Africa Jean Hugo, South Africa Jbe' Kruger
7 15 May 2010 Nashua Golf Challenge −8 (68-71-69=208) 5 strokes South Africa Jean Hugo, South Africa PH McIntyre
8 3 Sep 2010 Telkom PGA Pro-Am (2) −15 (66-66-69=201) 1 stroke South Africa Garth Mulroy
9 25 Sep 2010 SAA Pro-Am Invitational −22 (66-64-64=194) 8 strokes South Africa Alex Haindl
10 9 Sep 2011 Telkom PGA Pro-Am (3) −19 (67-66-64=197) 6 strokes South Africa Jean Hugo
11 24 Feb 2013 Dimension Data Pro-Am −17 (68-64-70-70=272) 1 stroke England Daniel Brooks
12 17 Mar 2013 Telkom PGA Championship (2) −20 (67-65-67-69=268) 1 stroke South Africa Dylan Frittelli
13 24 Mar 2013 Investec Cup −21 (66-64-69-68=267) Playoff South Africa Hennie Otto
14 28 Feb 2016 Eye of Africa PGA Championship (3) −20 (68-67-66-67=268) Playoff South Africa Dean Burmester

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2003 Event 6 – State mines G.C. (Diners Club Tour)

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2011 Trophée Hassan II Wales Rhys Davies, England David Horsey Horsey won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2017 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Sweden Joakim Lagergren, South Korea Wang Jeung-hun Wang won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Open de France 2015
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cadillac Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP DNP 72 DNP DNP DNP
HSBC Champions T13 DNP T56 T21 T73 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]



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