John Fourie

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John Fourie
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Adriaan Fourie
Born (1939-08-23) 23 August 1939 (age 77)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Pretoria, South Africa
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) European Tour
Southern Africa Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 10
European Senior Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T15: 1976
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner

Jonathan Adriaan Fourie (born 23 August 1939) is a South African professional golfer.

Fourie was born in Johannesburg. He turned professional in 1970 and spent his career playing mainly on the Southern Africa Tour and the European Tour. He won ten times on the Southern Africa Tour, including one win as an amateur. In Europe he won the 1977 Callers of Newcastle tournament and twice finished in the top twenty on the European Tour Order of Merit. He joined the European Seniors Tour in its 1992 debut season, and won the Senior British Open and the Belfast Telegraph Irish Senior Masters on his way to winning that tour's order of merit. He continued to play on the seniors tour into his mid sixties.

Professional wins (13)[edit]

Southern Africa Tour wins (10)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 31 Jul 1977 Callers of Newcastle −6 (66-71-74-71=282) Playoff England Peter Butler, Spain Ángel Gallardo,
England Tommy Horton

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1977 Callers of Newcastle England Peter Butler, Spain Ángel Gallardo,
England Tommy Horton
Won with par on second extra hole
Butler and Horton eliminated by par on first hole

European Seniors Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Jul 1992 Senior British Open −2 (75-67-71-69=282) 3 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles, England Neil Coles
2 23 Aug 1992 Belfast Telegraph Irish Senior Masters (71-70-69=210) 4 strokes South Africa Vincent Tshabalala

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
The Open Championship CUT DNP T49 T59 DNP T15 T22 CUT

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Fourie played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Canadians shot down in South African tour". Winnipeg Free Press. 29 Jan 1973. p. 41. 

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