Erik van Rooyen

Erik van Rooyen

(van-ROY-in)

Height: 6'3" (1.9 m)
Weight: 194 (88 kg)
Age: 31 (February 21, 1990)
Birthplace: Bellville, South Africa
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Family: Wife, Rose; Valerie

Education: University of Minnesota
Special Interests: Enjoys outdoors, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and family on weeks off.
Turned Professional: 2013
City plays from: Johannesburg, South Africa


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2021 (1) Barracuda Championship.
International Victories (3):
2017 Eye of Africa PGA Championship. 2017 Hainan Open. 2019 Scandinavian Invitation.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2021 THE NORTHERN TRUST (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#22 : 2021 TOUR Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#40 : 2020 Travelers Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$630,000 : 2021 Barracuda Championship (Finished 1)

National Team Selections


World Cup : 2018

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: 45 135 1 1 7 19 29 15 1 $2,968,842
2021 27 73 1 5 10 16 10 1 22 $2,211,281
2020 11 34 1 1 4 6 5 $171,345
2019 6 24 1 4 6 $476,502
2018 1 4 1 1 $109,714
(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
2021 W/D CUT T23 CUT T9 T37
2020 CNL T51 T38 T20 T3
2019 T8 T43 T20 T22 T36
2018 T17
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2021 7 5 T22

Personal


  • Born in Bellville, South Africa, a suburb of Cape Town. Grew up playing all sports in season in South Africa, including rugby, cricket and track and field, before focusing solely on golf.
  • Starting competing at age 14 and played college golf at the University of Minnesota where he met his wife, Rose.
  • Self-taught guitarist since the age of 14. Loves playing music by the Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses.