George Coetzee

George Coetzee
  • Personal Details
    • Height: 5ft 10ins (1.78 metres)
    • DOB: 18 Jul 1986
    • Country: South Africa
  • Interests
    • All Sports, Liverpool FC, Fishing, Surfing
  • Attachments
    • Pretoria CC
  • Tours
    • European Tour

European Tour Profile

George Coetzee won his maiden European Tour title at the Joburg Open in February 2014 and took his tally to three in the next 15 months.

He added his second title in March 2015, when he won the Tshwane Open on his home course, Pretoria Country Club and he followed that up with a third European Tour win at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open two months later. 

George collected a fourth European Tour title with a second Tshwane Open win in March 2018 and made it five at the 2020 Portugal Masters. 

He has been a fixture around the top end of the Official World Golf Rankings for the last seven years. 

The South African, who idolised Ernie Els as a youngster, took up the game at the age of 10, going against his father’s wishes for him to become a professional tennis player.

George left the amateur ranks in in 2007 and joined the Sunshine Tour. He won in his rookie season at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Selborne before triumphing at the SAA Pro-Am Invitational and the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Humewood in 2008. He won twice in 2011, at the Telkom PGA Championship and Gary Player Invitational respectively.

After eight European Tour top-tens the previous year, George claimed eight more in 2012 and finished 21st in the Race to Dubai. His consistent form resulted in him entering the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, which guaranteed his place at the Masters Tournament at Augusta.

George also played in the remaining three major championships in 2013 before suffering a wrist injury.

He returned to his best form in 2014, though, finishing fourth and fifth at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters before securing a superb three-shot victory on home soil in Johannesburg.

After another consistent season, George finished 23rd in the Race to Dubai in 2014.

George began 2015 in style with a final round of 65 securing him a second European Tour win in little over 12 months at the Tshwane Open. 

He picked up a second win of the 2015, just eight weeks after his triumph at the Tshwane Open, beating Thorbjorn Olesen on the play-off hole at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. 

George also enjoyed his best finish in a major with a share of seventh place at the USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits. 

After an ankle injury ended his 2015 season prematurely, George started 2016 in style, with a birdie-birdie-eagle finish securing him victory at the Dimension Data Pro-Am by a single stroke. 

Only one player had more top-10 finishes than the eight George managed in the 2017 European Tour season. 

He began 2018 in style with a second victory in the Tshwane Open in March and picked up another win at the Vodacom Origins Final at the end of 2019. 

George was just pipped to the Dimension Data Pro-Am in February 2020, when he finished second, and he took top-10 finishes at the Tour Championship, the Oman Open and the Qatar Masters in the weeks that followed. 

Recent results: Official World Golf Ranking

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