|Full name||Wayne Brett Westner|
28 September 1961|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Died||4 January 2017
Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)|
|Spouse||Alison Jean Westner|
|Former tour(s)||Sunshine Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T50: 1996|
|The Open Championship||T34: 1993|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit winner
Wayne Brett Westner (28 September 1961 – 4 January 2017) was a South African golfer. He was twice winner of the South African Open and also won twice on the European Tour. In partnership with Ernie Els, they won the 1996 World Cup of Golf, played at the Erinvale Golf Club near Cape Town. Els won the individual event with Westner second and the pair won the team event by 18 shots.
Westner was born in Johannesburg. He turned professional in 1981 and won several events in his home country, including two South African Opens. He spent many years on the European Tour where he won two tournaments and had a best Order of Merit finish of twentieth in 1993. In the 1992 Carroll's Irish Open, he lost to Nick Faldo at the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff. In partnership with Ernie Els, they won the 1996 World Cup of Golf for South Africa. Westner finished second, behind Els, in the individual event and the pair won the team event by 18 shots. He won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 1995/96.
At the 1998 Madeira Island Open, during the pre-tournament Pro-Am, Westner tore ankle ligaments after falling over six feet when a railway sleeper crumbled under him. He played only once more that season, and was never able to recover. He later ran his own golf college, The Wayne Westner Golf College.
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||31 Jan 1993||Dubai Desert Classic||−14 (69-66-69-70=274)||2 strokes||Retief Goosen|
|2||25 Feb 1996||FNB Players Championship1||−18 (66-67-67-70=270)||1 stroke||José Cóceres|
1 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour.
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1992||Carroll's Irish Open||Nick Faldo||Lost after concession on fourth extra hole|
Sunshine Tour wins (11)
- 1983 ICL Classic
- 1988 Southern Suns South African Open
- 1989 Southern Africa Tour Winter Championship
- 1990 AECI Charity Classic, PX Pro-Celebrity Classic, Sun City Classic
- 1991 Protea Assurance South African Open
- 1992 Wild Coast Sun Classic
- 1995 San Lameer South African Masters, Wild Coast Challenge
- 1996 FNB Players Championship (co-sanctioned by the European Tour)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||71||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||T34||CUT||DNP||CUT||CUT|
- Dunhill Cup (representing South Africa): 1994, 1996
- World Cup (representing South Africa): 1994, 1996 (winners), 1997
- Alfred Dunhill Challenge (representing Southern Africa): 1995 (winners)
- Oakley, John (18 June 1998). "Old club aids Bottomley". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
- Keogh, Brian (16 December 2015). "Wayne's world – Westner wants to bring golf to the masses with simple invention". Irish Golf Desk. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- "Wayne Westner dies in hostage drama". sport24.co.za. 4 January 2017.