Marc Cayeux

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Marc Cayeux
Personal information
Full name Marc Elton Cayeux
Born (1978-02-22) 22 February 1978 (age 39)
Lancaster, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality  Zimbabwe
Residence Harare, Zimbabwe
Johannesburg, South Africa
Spouse Jana
Children Ross Matthew, Jason Luke
Career
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 9
Challenge Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2009
PGA Championship DNP

Marc Elton Cayeux (born 22 February 1978) is a Zimbabwean professional golfer. His father is South African, and his mother English. He was born in Lancaster, England and raised in Zimbabwe, leaving school at 14 to pursue a career in golf.[1] He is a Zimbabwean/British dual national, but plays golf as a Zimbabwean.[2]

Cayeux finished fourth on the Challenge Tour in 2004, to gain exemption to the full European Tour for 2005. That year he finished 82nd on the Order of Merit, with a best of third in the Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg. He also won the Vodacom Tour Championship on the Sunshine Tour, on his way to fifth in the end of season standings. That win gained him entry to the WGC-NEC Invitational, where he played with World Number 1 and eventual winner Tiger Woods in the first round.

A less successful season in 2006 saw Cayeux return to the Sunshine Tour the following year, where he had four top three finishes on his way to eighth in the Order of Merit. In 2008, he won the Nashua Masters, and regained his place on the European Tour through the qualifying school.

In September 2010, Cayeux was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in serious injuries to himself and was fatal to the other driver involved. He was not expected to play until early 2011.[3]

Professional wins (11)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (9)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 22 Nov 1998 Zambia Open −11 (68-70-67-68=273) 1 stroke South Africa Chris Davison
South Africa Hennie Otto
2 21 Feb 1999 Stenham Royal Swazi Sun −22 (67-68-65-66=266) 3 strokes Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
3 13 May 2000 Pietersburg Classic −14 (68-70-64=202) 4 strokes South Africa Dean van Staden
4 31 Mar 2001 FNB Botswana Open −16 (66-63-68=197) 2 strokes South Africa Hendrik Buhrmann
South Africa Grant Muller
5 10 Mar 2002 Stanbic Zambia Open
(co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour)
−22 (69-66-65-70=270) 2 strokes South Africa André Cruse
South Africa Richard Sterne
6 10 May 2003 Limpopo Industrelek Classic −19 (68-64-65=197) 3 strokes South Africa Tyrol Auret
7 27 Feb 2005 Vodacom Tour Championship −20 (70-70-67-61=268) 6 strokes South Africa Keith Horne
8 7 Oct 2007 Bearing Man Highveld Classic −14 (71-69-62=202) 3 strokes South Africa Ulrich van den Berg
9 3 Feb 2008 Nashua Masters −12 (66-67-67-68=268) 2 strokes South Africa Bradford Vaughan

Challenge Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 10 Mar 2002 Stanbic Zambia Open
(co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour)
−22 (69-66-65-70=270) 2 strokes South Africa André Cruse, South Africa Richard Sterne
2 21 Mar 2004 Kenya Open −10 (65-63-75-67=270) Playoff Sweden Leif Westerberg
3 26 Sep 2004 Open de Toulouse −12 (65-71-72-68=276) Playoff Scotland David Drysdale

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Richard (28 July 2005). "Cayeux leads from front". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ English pair secure Open places, bbc.co.uk, 4 February 2009.
  3. ^ Cayeux remains optimistic despite serious injuries

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