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Dawie van der Walt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
College: Lamar University

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Dawie van der Walt spun a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the Air Capital Classic to share the lead with Andy Winings through 36 holes at 9-under 131.
van der Walt circled three birdies to go with 15 pars on his lap around Crestview CC in Wichita, Kansas. While he split 14 GIR on the round, his putter let him down to the tune of a 1.929 average. The key to his week thus far has been avoiding squares on the scorecard. He has just one bogey for the week. Already 13th on the Tour money list, a win this week would lock up his 2015-16 PGA TOUR card. Jun 27 - 10:41 AM

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With a bogey-free, 9-under-par 31-31=62 in his opening round of the Tour's Rust-Oleum Championship, Dawie van der Walt owns a two-stroke overnight lead.

van der Walt went 3-for-3 in scrambling and circled an eagle-3 (at the sixth hole) and seven birdies en route to matching the course record. He lost in a playoff last year, so Lakewood Country Club in Westlake, Ohio, clearly suits his game. Former PGA TOUR member Peter Malnati, who sits second on the money list, is among the trio that shot 64.
Jun 11 - 8:55 PM

Dawie van der Walt fell just short at last year's Rust-Oleum Championship but returns this week for another crack at Lakewood Country Club.

The South African has already won on the Tour this season, and arrives in Cleveland ranked 12th on the money list. Last year he lost out to Steven Alker in what was the longest playoff in Tour history, taking 11 holes to declare a winner. Out for revenge, van der Walt makes for an interesting follow this week.
Jun 10 - 8:15 PM

Dawie van der Walt spun a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the Chile Classic to pick up the first Tour win of his career at 21-under 263.

van der Walt circled seven birdies to just one bogey on his final navigation of Club de Golf Mapocho. Five of the birdies and the lone bogey came on the front nine, with the final two birdies falling on the back. When he circled a birdie on the par-5 18th, he secured a two-stroke margin of victory over Erik Barnes. With this victory, van der Walt moves to fifth on the Tour money list. The top 25 at the end of the regular season earn a 2015-16 PGA TOUR card, so he is sitting pretty.
Mar 22 - 5:04 PM

Dawie van der Walt spun a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Chile Classic and is one of three men to share the 36-hole lead at 12-under 130.

van der Walt is joined by Brett Drewitt and Wes Roach. The South African circled six birdies to one bogey after beginning his day on the back nine at Club de Golf Mapocho. This his his first Tour start of the 2015 season.
Mar 20 - 8:04 PM

After 14 pars and a bogey, 2013 winner Dawie Van Der Walt caught fire at the finish to put down a 3-under-par 36-31=67 on the first day of the Tshwane Open.

The giant South African began the turnaround with a birdie at six, added another at eight and then cashed in on Pretoria CC's short par-5 ninth by posting an eagle-3. With that 4-under burst he rocketed from outside the top 70 to inside the top 10. At the time of posting he was four behind clubhouse leader Morten Ørum Madsen. Van Der Walt won this title two years ago on a different course and had been struggling ahead of this week's tournament after enduring missed cuts at the Joburg and Africa Opens.
Mar 12 - 7:26 AM

Dawie Van Der Walt was the winner of the inaugural Tshwane Open in 2013 and is back to contest this year's trophy.

Van Der Walt claimed victory with 21-under two years ago, the first of two co-sanctioned events he landed in the space of nine months. That suggests the giant South African is always worth keeping a close eye on at home although it hasn't been the case in recent weeks following back-to-back missed cuts at the Joburg and Africa Opens. Van Der Walt won his Tshwane Open at Copperhead whereas this year's edition is played at Pretoria CC. He does have some decent form over this week's par 70 though, cashing on all three starts and finishing T12 on his last start there in 2010.
Mar 11 - 4:55 AM

After going 3-for-3 on the Gulf Swing, Dawie van der Walt turns his attention to the Joburg Open.

The giant South African was solid in the three Middle East events, finishing T20 in Abu Dhabi, T46 in Qatar and T29 in Dubai. After a break, he returned home to take T24 in Sunday's Dimension Data Pro-Am. Less reliable is van der Walt's form in this event. He's missed three cuts (all in odd-numbered years) out of seven but can play well at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington. He was third in 2012 and also cracked the top 10 when T9 in 2008.
Feb 24 - 4:38 AM

Dawie van der Walt posted a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Going out in the final threesome off the first hole, the South African converted an eagle-3 (at the 14th hole) and four birdies in his debut at Sheshan International Golf Club today. However, he was hit with two bogeys and a double and closed three strokes behind overnight leader Graeme McDowell. van er Walt was the last of 18 golfers to conclude the first round inside the top 10 on the leaderboard, 11 of whom signed for a 70.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 03:37:00 AM

Dawie van der Walt will tee it up in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

van der Walt spent much of 2014 on the Tour, and his last start was a missed cut in the Tour Championship. Hist most recent worldwide win came in December of 2013 at The Nelson Mandela Championship. This marks his first trip to Sheshan International GC.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 07:47:00 PM

Dawie van der Walt heads back to the Brasil Open after tying for second a year ago.

He holds a leg up on the competition in terms of class, finishing 65th in the WGC-Cadillac Championship last week. He earned a spot in that elite field when he won The Nelson Mandela Championship in December of 2013. When one combines that with a his T2 in this event last year, he clearly enters the week as one of the favorites to keep an eye on.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Dawie van der Walt recorded a two-stroke victory at The Nelson Mandela Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club in Durban, South Africa.

After a shift to conclude on Saturday, the tournament was reduced to 54 holes due to incessant rain midweek, but it still goes in the books as van der Walt's second career European Tour title. The South African sat three strokes adrift of England's Daniel Brooks entering the finale. van der Walt then carded a 4-under-par 33-33=66 with an eagle (at the par-5 12th hole) and five birdies against three bogeys. He posted 15-under 195. Brooks closed with a 6-over 40-36=76 to settle for a share of 11th place. Jorge Campillo, who shot a 59 in the second round, tied for second place with Matthew Baldwin at 13-under 197. "Winning The Nelson Mandela at this time, when it’s sad for everyone, everyone is mourning and tomorrow’s the big day," said van der Walt, "it means a lot and it’s something I can keep close to my heart for ever." For finishing atop the Sunshine Tour's Order of Merit, van der Walt earned exemptions into the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Open Championship.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 05:32:00 PM

South Africa's Dawie van der Walt secured his first victory on the European Tour at the Tshwane Open, closing with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 to post 21-under 267, two clear of runner-up Darren Fichardt.

After winning the Africa Open two weeks ago, Fichardt was gunning for his second straight title, this time at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate in Centurion, South Africa. He carded a bogey-free 69 today but it wasn't low enough to test his fellow South African. The duo shared the 54-hole lead with South African Charl Coetzee and Chile's Mark Tullo, who shot 72 and 77, respectively, in the finale to finish T5 and T27. van der Walt missed only six greens in regulation all week and suffered only one bogey (a 5 at the 10th hole today). In addition to 20 birdies, he eagled the par-5 fourth hole which, at 685 yards, was the longest in tour history. "You can only imagine what it’s like to win such big one," he said. "I’m just really happy that I played well and won, because you can play well and not win. You start doubting yourself and at 30 years old you start to wonder if you’re good enough and this shows me that I am."
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 11:10:00 AM