Niemann at the final round of the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship
|Born||7 November 1998|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|Residence||Jupiter, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||50 (15 September 2019)|
(as of 15 March 2020)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2018|
|PGA Championship||T71: 2018|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2017|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
|Mark H. McCormack Medal||2017|
Niemann was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 44 weeks, from May 2017 to April 2018, when he turned professional. Niemann planned to play at the University of South Florida, but he was unable to gain entry due to his TOEFL scores.
Niemann won the 2017 Mark H. McCormack Medal for being the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking at the conclusion of the summer's championship season, thus gaining entry into the 2018 U.S. Open and into the 2018 Open Championship. He won the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship gaining entry also into the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Niemann forfeited those exemptions to the 2018 U.S. Open and Open Championship to turn professional before the 2018 Valero Texas Open, where he finished 6th in his first tournament as a professional golfer. He earned Special Temporary Member Status on the PGA Tour for the rest of 2018 with a T6 finish at the Memorial Tournament, his third top-ten in only five starts on tour. He earned a PGA Tour card for the 2018–19 season, after a fourth top-10 finish (T5 at The Greenbrier) in eight tournaments. Niemann joins Jordan Spieth (2013) and Jon Rahm (2016) as golfers who were able to completely bypass the Web.com Tour Finals and earn PGA Tour cards after starting the season without any status.
In September 2019, Niemann won A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier for his first PGA Tour victory. He became the first PGA Tour winner from Chile, and the youngest international PGA Tour winner since 1923.
In December 2019, Niemann played on the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The U.S. team won 16–14. Niemann went 0–3–1 and lost his Sunday singles match against Patrick Cantlay.
- 2013 Campeonato Sudamericano Pre Juvenil, Campeonato Abierto de Golf de Temuco
- 2014 Abierto Club de Polo San Cristobal
- 2015 Junior Orange Bowl Championship, Abierto Las Brisas de Santo Domingo, IMG Academy Junior World Championships (Boys 15–17), Campeonato Juvenil de Chile, Canadian International Junior Challenge, Abierto Sport Francés
- 2016 Campeonato Sudamericano Juvenil, Toyota Junior World Cup, IMG Academy Junior World Championships (Boys 15–17), Campeonato Juvenil de Chile, Abierto Prince of Wales Country Club, Abierto Sport Francés
- 2017 Abierto Las Araucarias, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook, Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, Campeonato Internacional de Aficionados - Mexico
- 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship
Professional wins (8)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||15 Sep 2019||A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier||65-62-68-64=259||−21||6 strokes||Tom Hoge|
Other wins (7)
- 2016 Abierto Las Brisas de Santo Domingo (as an amateur)
- 2017 Abierto de Granadilla, Abierto Los Lirios, Abierto Las Brisas de Chicureo, Abierto Club de Polo (all as an amateur)
- 2018 Abierto La Dehesa (as an amateur), Abierto Club de Golf Los Leones
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship|
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
PGA Tour career summary
a Niemann was an amateur through the 2018 Masters Tournament.
* As of 6 January 2020
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