Maarten Lafeber

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Maarten Lafeber
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Personal information
Born (1974-12-11) 11 December 1974 (age 44)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight166 lb (75 kg; 11.9 st)
Nationality Netherlands
ResidenceLake Nona, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2003, 2006, 2011
The Open ChampionshipT41: 2005
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2005

Maarten Lafeber (born 11 December 1974) is a Dutch professional golfer who won the Dutch, Swiss and Spanish amateur championships before turning professional in 1997.

Lafeber was born in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant. He earned a European Tour card at the first attempt, but lost it at the end of 1998. After spending time on the second tier Challenge Tour, where he won the 1999 Tusker Kenya Open, he regained his place on the main tour for the 2000 season. In 2003 he became the first home player to win the Dutch Open since Joop Rühl 1947, and that remains his only win on the European Tour. In July 2005 he reached a career high ranking of 88 in the World Golf Ranking.

Lafeber sold shares in himself to finance his career, and bought the shareholders out at a profit of 85% at the end of the 2004 season.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 1995 Dutch Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • 1997 Dutch Amateur Championship, Spanish Amateur Open Championship, Swiss Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 12 Oct 2003 Dutch Open −13 (67-69-64-67=267) 1 stroke Sweden Mathias Grönberg, Denmark Søren Hansen

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 14 Mar 1999 Tusker Kenya Open −23 (66-66-69-64=264) 3 strokes Sweden Erik Andersson

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Open Championship CUT CUT T41
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship

Note: Lafeber never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]



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