Retief Goosen

Professional Golfer
Born Feb 3, 1969
Age 47
Hometown Polokwane
Height 5' 11'' (1.8m)
Weight 83916.0 lb (38064...
Other Names The Goose, Iceman

Retief Goosen is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for over 250 weeks between 2001 and 2007. His main achievements have been two U.S. Open wins (in 2001 and 2004) and heading the European Tour Order of Merit (money list) in 2001 and 2002.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Retief Goosen.


1969 Birth Born on February 3, 1969.


1990 21 Years Old Goosen turned professional in October 1990, following a win in the South African Amateur Championship of the same year in July.
1992 23 Years Old He was medalist at the European Tour's Qualifying School in 1992 and enjoyed success on the Tour between 1992 and 2000, but it was not until 2001 where he made his name in America with a U.S. Open win on a very tough Southern Hills Country Club golf course.
1996 27 Years Old He nearly lost his chance at victory after three putting from 12 feet, missing a two foot put on the final green, but managed to recover to make a playoff with the 1996 PGA Championship winner Mark Brooks. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old Goosen played in the 2000 Presidents Cup where the U.S. team won, but Goosen scored 2 points in total in his 1st appearance in the event. … Read More
He finished 2001 with three wins, 11 top-tens and the European Tour Order of Merit and followed it up with another in 2002 he also became the first non-European to win the Order of Merit.
In 2003, Goosen won his second Trophee Lancome title in its final playing.
Goosen's second major title came at the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. … Read More
In 2005 Goosen was in pursuit of his third U.S. Open and his second in a row, leading by three strokes after three rounds of golf at the Pinehurst No. 2 course. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old Additionally, he has spent a long period of time in the top 5 of the Official World Golf Ranking, and in 2006 reached a career-best third place after a runner-up finish at The Players Championship to Stephen Ames and 5 other top 10s on the season. … Read More
But from early 2007 to late 2008 he had had a dip in performance.
At the start of 2008, Goosen withdrew from the Qatar Masters as defending champion due to problems with his vision after undergoing corrective laser surgery ten days before the tournament began. … Read More


His best finish in 2009 other than the runner-up at the WGC-CA Championship, was at the other stroke play WGC event, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he finished T4, two strokes behind winner Vijay Singh.
Goosen started his 2010 campaign in January with 3 consecutive top-10 finishes. … Read More
2011 - 2013 4 More Events
2014 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Goosen started off the 2014–15 PGA Tour season with a 3rd place finish at the Open.
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