Rolf Muntz

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Rolf Muntz
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Personal information
Full name Rolf Frederick Cornelis Muntz
Born (1969-03-26) 26 March 1969 (age 48)
Voorschoten, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality  Netherlands
Residence Brasschaat, Belgium
Career
Turned professional 1993
Former tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1991
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1990, 1991, 2003
PGA Championship DNP

Rolf Frederick Cornelis Muntz (born 26 March 1969) is a Dutch professional golfer.

Muntz was born in Voorschoten. As an amateur, he won three Dutch Amateur Championships and two Dutch Stroke Play Championships and became the first Dutchman to win The Amateur Championship. He also represented the Netherlands in the Eisenhower Trophy in 1990 and 1992 before quitting his law and psychology studies at Leiden University to turn professional in 1993.

Muntz began his career on the second tier Challenge Tour in 1994, finishing 13th on the end of season rankings, and picking up his first title. At the end of that year, he qualified for the elite European Tour for 1995 at final qualifying school. Having had to return to qualifying school at the end of his rookie season, where he was again successful, he maintained his status on the tour though the 2004 season though his position on the Order of Merit.

In 1999 Muntz came close to his first European Tour victory when he lost to Warren Bennett in a play-off for the Scottish PGA Championship. The following season he won the Qatar Masters to become the first Dutchman to win a European Tour event since the tour was founded in 1972 and the first to win a top level European professional tournament since Joop Rühl won the 1947 Dutch Open.

Muntz has also played on the Sunshine Tour and represented the Netherlands in the WGC-World Cup in 1999.

Amateur wins (6)[edit]

  • 1990 The Amateur Championship, Dutch Amateur Championship
  • 1991 Dutch Amateur Championship, Dutch Stroke Play Championship
  • 1992 Dutch Amateur Championship
  • 1993 Dutch Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 12 Mar 2000 Qatar Masters −8 (68-73-67-72=280) 5 strokes Wales Ian Woosnam

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Scottish PGA Championship England Warren Bennett Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (4)[edit]

  • 1994 Nedcar National Open (Netherlands)
  • 1995 Nedcar National Open, Muermans Vastgoed Cup (both Netherlands)
  • 2008 Ricoh National Open (Netherlands)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

  • World Cup (representing the Netherlands): 1999

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