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George Coetzee shot just 3-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship, but made it count for 11 points.
The South African is getting acclimated to the U.S. for next week's PGA Championship, so any success at Montrêux is entirely gravy. Coetzee squared three bogeys and a double to lose six points, but he scored 17 thanks to an eagle-3 at the 13th hole and six birdies. He signed his card sitting five points in pursuit of the clubhouse co-leaders. Jul 31 - 6:30 PM

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George Coetzee fashioned a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round of The Open Championship to post 5-under 139 at the break, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Coetzee turns 28 years of age today. All that was missing from the celebration was a Beatles' cover band jamming on "Birthday" in the outskirts of Liverpool, England. The South African traded one bogey for one birdie going out, but he circled five birdies on the inward nine to help offset two bogeys, one of which on the par-5 16th. While he's garnered attention worldwide over the last couple of years, he arrived in Hoylake in a 2-for-5 slump with no top 25s. With a late tee time on Saturday secured, he can now thoroughly enjoy the one day of the year when he's guaranteed to be a star.
Jul 18 - 7:15 AM

George Coetzee will have a crack at Royal Liverpool this week at the 143rd Open Championship.

The South African is 2-for-3 in his career at The Open, including a 15th place finish in his 2011 debut. Coetzee is enjoying a nice 2014, with nine top 30s in 14 events played, internationally. While his form has simmered over the past few months, his overall season form makes him an interesting sleeper for salary-cap gamers.
Jul 15 - 10:15 AM

George Coetzee has qualified for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship for sitting inside the top 10 on the Race to Dubai through the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The South African went 2-1 at Dove Mountain and sits eighth in the European Tour's R2D. (All of the other nine were already eligible through another conduit.) In his debut at Trump National Doral last year, Coetzee placed T53. The field at the no-cut, money and points grab will be completed with next week's top 10 in FedExCup points and top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Feb 24 - 9:26 AM

George Coetzee defeated Patrick Reed in 21 holes in the Jones Bracket in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Coetzee stood tall early, winning holes 1, 3 and 6, all with pars. Reed picked off only the par-5 second with a birdie and sat 2 down before taking the par-4 seventh with par (to his counterpart's double bogey). After matching birdie-4s at 8, the American circled wins at 9, 10 and 11 to establish his own 2-up advantage. Coetzee cut it in half with a par-3 at 12, but the duo halved the next five, including the par-3 16th with bogeys. Fittingly, Coetzee took his fifth hole of the day with a par at the par-4 18th to force sudden death. After they traded bogeys at the par-4 first and settled for pars at the par-5 second, Coetzee ended it with a birdie-2 at 3. It secured a third-round match with Jason Day.
Feb 20 - 6:17 PM

With a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Joburg Open, George Coetzee ran away to a three-stroke victory at 19-under 268, his first on the European Tour.

The South African started the day four strokes off the pace held by 54-hole leaders and fellow countrymen Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters. Aiken blew up for a 74 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club's East Course -- the West Course hosted one round pre-cut -- while Walters managed but a 73 to settle for a share of second place with Tyrrell Hatton of England and South Korea's Jin Jeong. "I don’t know what I’m feeling," Coetzee said. "I’m lost for words. I’ve been waiting a while (107 Euro Tour starts) and I started doubting, so I’m very happy." The victory secures a berth into The Open Championship in July. Coetzee will also slide inside the top 64 of the Official World Golf Ranking and qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Feb 9 - 1:06 PM

George Coetzee makes his first appearance at Sheshan International Golf Club for his second World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

The South African competed in the 2012 edition, which took place at Mission Hills. He's had his struggles of late, with his last top 10 coming in February in the Joburg Open. After missing the cut at the PGA Championship, he took a lengthy sabbatical before tying for 57th at last week's BMW Masters.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 08:46:00 PM

George Coetzee makes his seventh start of the season in the U.S. at the Memorial.

The South African has quietly cashed checks in five of his six starts, with a T17 in Tampa his highlight. The only miss came at Augusta National. At 54th in the Official World Golf Rankings, American fans would be wise to familiarize themselves with the emerging star.
Tue, May 28, 2013 09:15:00 PM

George Coetzee has withdrawn from this week's Valero Texas Open.

Coetzee has played in each of the last four weeks on the PGA TOUR, so it makes sense that he'd choose to sit out in advance of next week's Masters. He capped off his run with a share of last place (T70) at the Shell Houston Open.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 04:59:00 PM

George Coetzee put together a tidy 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Tampa Bay Championship to join Kevin Streelman and Justin Leonard in the lead at 6-under 207.

The South African is making his third start on American soil this season, and navigated the Copperhead Course with four birdies to just one bogey on a tough day for scoring. His bogey came at the start of The Snake Pit, when he failed to get up-and-down from 24 yards out of the left rough. He would bounce back with a birdie from 19'8" on the very next hole, then par the last. Should he win, the non-member would have the opportunity to take up membership on the PGA TOUR.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 05:25:00 PM

George Coetzee carded a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in his second round of the Tampa Bay Championship, reaching the midpoint in 3-under 139, two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The South African non-member hit 11 greens in regulation today and had nothing going early, making the turn in 1-over with no birdies. Things would change, however, as he rattled home five birdies coming in (on the front side of Copperhead). He ran the table beginning at the seventh hole where his attempt from 34'11" dropped in. He concluded it with a 14'5" conversion at 9.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 01:18:00 PM

George Coetzee will have his hands full against Martin Kaymer in the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Coetzee fell to Rory McIlroy in his first trip to Dove Mountain last year. Coetzee finds himself in a tough end of the draw in the Player Bracket. Should he top Kaymer, he stands to face Lee Westwood in the second round if the Englishman takes care of business as expected. Despite strong play of late, it’s hard to put too many eggs in his basket given the gauntlet ahead of him.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 09:19:00 PM

George Coetzee will make his fourth start of the year in a tournament sanctioned by the PGA TOUR.

Coetzee has yet to find success, missing the cut in the U.S. and British Opens and failing to advance out of the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. The South African is 23rd on the European Tour in stroke average.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:30:00 PM

George Coetzee has gained entry into next week's World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The South African was the first alternate when the window shut for eligibility with the most recent Official World Golf Ranking. (He's currently 66th.) With Phil Mickelson already out to spend time with family, No. 65 Ernie Els was added. Coetzee earned his berth when Paul Casey withdrew today. Ryan Moore is now the first alternate.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 01:08:00 PM