Golfer Retief Goosen was born February 3rd, 1969 in Polokwane, Limpopo in South Africa. He weights 185 pounds, is 5’11” and currently resides in his hometown of Polokwane; Virginia Water, Surrey, England and Orlando, Florida. During his amateur years he was successful in having 30 wins and was awarded the Springbok Colours. Goosen then went Pro in 1990 and has had 250 weeks in the top-ten of the Official World Rankings between the years of 2001 and 2007. He currently has had seven PGA Tour wins. Goosen has had a membership on the PGA Tour, European Tour and the South African Tour.
In 2000 he won the Trophee Lancome. 2001 has been Retief Goosen’s most successful year yet. Within this year he achieved Champion of the U.S. Open, won the Scottish Open at Loch Lamond, he was crowned the European Tour Order of Merit Champion, won the Harry Vardon Trophy and moved to the top ten of the world rankings for the first time. Goosen and Ernie Els took the World Cup in Japan for South Africa in a play-off with Denmark. Winning the Telefonica Open de Madrid gave him his third European Tour victory. In 2002 and 2005 he achieved five wins within the PGA, European and South African Tours. In 2004, he won his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills and also won the European Open title. In 2004, Retief Goosen won the Tour Championship by four shots from Tiger Woods. During this year he also won the Nedbank Golf challenge. In 2012 he played twelve events and had two top-ten finishes, and three top-twenty five finishes.