MJ Daffue

MJ Daffue

(Duffy)

Height: 6'2" (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 (95 kg)
Age: 33 (January 13, 1989)
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Residence: --
Family: Wife, Kamila (Kamie); Oliver

Education: Lamar University 2012, Kinesiology
Turned Professional: 2012
City plays from: Pretoria, South Africa


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 50 from 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


None.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

65 - 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#169 : 2023 Fortinet Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$131,010 : 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship (Finished 12)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Even without a victory, finished No. 6 on the season-long Korn Ferry Tour Eligibility Points List and secured his first PGA TOUR card off the strength of seven top-10s, highlighted by two runner-up finishes and back-to-back solo-third finishes at the Visit Knoxville Open and AdventHealth Championship. Began the season with conditional status but gained entry into three of the first four events and recorded a T15 and T9 to climb the priority ranking via the reshuffle. Ranked third on Tour in birdie average, fifth in the all-around ranking, and sixth in scoring average (68.96).

Korn Ferry Tour
Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard - Recorded his first career top-10 on the Korn Ferry Tour as he totaled a 12-under 271, highlighted by a 7-under 63 on the satellite course in the first round, for a T9 at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard. LECOM Suncoast Classic - Recorded his second consecutive top-10 and third top-15 of the season as he totaled a 16-under 268 for a T2 at the LECOM Suncoast Classic. Shot a final-round even-par 71 and missed a tying birdie putt on the 72nd hole. Lake Charles Championship - Carded four rounds in the 60s, including a final-round 6-under 65, for a T4 finish, his third top-10 in a span of four starts, at the Lake Charles Championship. Visit Knoxville Open - Shared the 36-hole lead after rounds of 6-under 64 and 5-under 65, but settled for solo third after a 2-under 68 and 5-under 65 on the weekend for an 18-under 262 at the Visit Knoxville Open. AdventHealth Championship - Stood inside the top five all week and tallied his second consecutive top-3, finishing solo-third at 14-under 274, highlighted by a 7-under 65 in the opening round, at the AdventHealth Championship. The Ascendant presented by Blue - Rose to a T6 as he played the final seven holes at 5-under par, tying the low round of the final round with a 7-under 65 and totaling 14-under 274 at The Ascendant presented by Blue. Recorded 24 birdies for the week, tied for the most in the field. Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron - Closed with weekend rounds of 8-under 63 and 6-under 65, making birdies on the 70th and 71st holes of regulation to earn a spot in a three-man playoff at 21-under 263 at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron. On the first playoff hole, missed the green long and chopped putter out of an awkward lie in the rough en route to a three-putt double bogey, which allowed Will Gordon to emerge victorious.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 15 42 2 9 6 $360,251
2023 1 2 1
2022 2 8 2 $116,531
2021 9 24 1 5 4 $176,780
2020 3 8 1 2 1 $66,940
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 T31

Personal


  • Aspirations outside of golf include coaching college golf someday.
  • Earliest golf memory is, "...playing 18 with my Dad, Retief Goosen and his brother Phillip in South Africa when I was 11. I was awestruck, and my life was changed that day. It was in 2000, and he went on to win two U.S. Opens after that. He is my role model and one reason why I play the game, and love it so much."
  • Supports charities that benefit animals. States, "I try to support anything that has to do with animals. I love dogs so much, and have a golden retriever and adopted Corgi mix." Is also involved with his church, Second Baptist Houston North, "serv[ing] the youth and try[ing] to be involved as much as I can with any events."
  • First tee walk-up song would be any country song. Is a big country music fan.