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George Coetzee Biography – George Coetzee Wiki
George Coetzee is a South African professional golfer. Coetzee began playing at age 10 and won the first tournament he entered, shooting a 49 in a nine-hole event. He won the South African Amateur in 2005.
In 2005, he played for the University of San Diego under head coach Tim Mickelson, the brother of four-time major champion Phil Mickelson. He only stayed four months.
“And there’s a good reason why it only lasted four months,” he said.
Coetzee said he got off to a good start, making the traveling squad for the Toreros, but his game started to slip.
“San Diego is a pretty nice place to be,” the golfer said. “The weather is pretty good, and there’s a lot of other good things you can do other than play golf. There was no one else to blame but myself. After four months, I couldn’t break 80. And I think it took me another three months to break par.”
Coetzee turned professional and joined the Sunshine Tour in 2007. He earned a European Tour card for the 2010 season through the qualifying school, but had to return to qualifying school at the end of the season after finishing 126th on the Order of Merit. He regained his playing rights in 2011.
George Coetzee secured his maiden European Tour title at the 2014 Joburg Open after 107 starts and 24 top ten finishes. He shot a closing six-under-par 66 to win by three shots ahead of fellow South African Justin Walters, England’s Tyrell Hatton and Jin Jeong from South Korea.
“I don’t know what I’m feeling, said Coetzee. “I’m lost for words. I’ve been waiting a while and I started doubting, so I’m very happy.”
“I got to share this with my family and my friends. It was my mum’s birthday yesterday [February8, 2014] and I wanted to do it for her as I forgot to buy her a present!”
Coetzee went on to win two European Tour titles in his home town of Pretoria in the 2015 and 2018 editions of the Tshwane Open, for his second and fourth European Tour titles respectively. He earned his third victory on the European Tour at the 2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, defeating Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen in a play-off.
Coetzee clinched his fifth European Tour title at the 2020 Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal.
George Coetzee Age
He was born George William Coetzee on 18 July 1986 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is 36 years old as of 2022.
George Coetzee Wife
Is George Coetzee married? He is married to Carli-Jeanne Pohl. Coetzee and his wife Carli-Jeanne Pohl tied the knot in February 2020 at the Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate, a Wedding venue in South Africa.
George Coetzee Net Worth
George Coetzee’s net worth is estimated to be €10 million. His net worth is from career earnings and endorsement deals. Coetzee’s partners include Peter Millar Golf and Titleist.
George Coetzee Career Earnings
Golfer George Coetzee has earned €8,747,866.14 in career earnings. He earned €341,363.58 in 2021, €383,988.65 in 2020, €653,112.03 in 2019, €554,547.34 in 2018, €837,875.58 in 2017, €740,743.75 in 2016, €980,488.73 in 2015, €1,132,083.94 in 2014, €667,214.76 in 2013, €1,071,268.05 in 2012, €913,127.93 in 2011, €152,302.24 in 2010 and €16,542.86 in 2009.
George Coetzee Height
Coetzee stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
George Coetzee Caddie
Who is George Coetzee’s caddie? With Alan Burns as his caddie, Coetzee won the 2014 Joburg Open. Burns has been on the bag of Justin Harding since October 2018. He also previously caddied for Brandon Stone.
George Coetzee WITB
Coetzee won the 2020 Portugal Masters for his fifth European Tour victory. Here’s a look inside his bag and the equipment that helped lead him to the trophy via Golf Monthly.
Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5°, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Blue shaft.
Fairway: Titleist TS2 16.5°, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Blue shaft.
Utility (2): Titleist 712U, with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour issue shaft
Irons (4-PW): Titleist 718CB, all fitted with with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour issue shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 50°, 56° and 60°
Putter: Odyssey O-Works #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
George Coetzee Instagram
Coetzee’s Instagram is @gcoetzeegolf.