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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 could only muster an even-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the Price Cutter Charity Championship, but it was good enough for a two-stroke win over Smylie Kaufman at 23-under 265.
This was the second win of the 2015 Tour season for van der Walt, and it vaulted him third on the money list. His final lap around Highlands Springs Country Club consisted of 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys, with both birdies coming on par 5s. He finished the week ranked inside the top 10 in both GIR and putting average. Already secured of a 2015-16 PGA TOUR card, he is now playing for priority in the initial Tour reshuffle. Aug 16 - 8:08 PM

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Dawie van der Walt stretched his lead in the Price Cutter Charity Championship to four strokes at the 54-hole mark with a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round.

The winner of this year's Chile Classic is 23-under 193 for his work at Highlands Springs Country Club. Saturday's third stanza featured eight birdies to just one bogey. The Tour sometimes earns various nicknames stressing the importance of wedges and putting, and van der Walt has proven those elements of the game to be important this week. He is tied for fifth in GIR and first in putting average. Already assured of his PGA TOUR card for 2015-16, he will try and move inside the top five on the money list with a win in Sunday's finale.
Aug 15 - 6:56 PM

Dawie van der Walt reached the midpoint of the Price Cutter Charity Championship in bogey-free, 16-under-par 63-65=128 and owns a one-stroke lead over Wes Roach.

The South African started the day a shot off the pace of overnight leader Chase Wright, and then torched Highlands Springs Country Club in Springfield, Missouri, for an eagle-2 (at the par-4 second hole) and five birdies. Overall, he's missed only four greens in regulation and connected for the one eagle and 14 birdies. Wright faded with a 2-under 70 to sit 12-under 132 at the break. Last week's champ, Martin Piller, is three strokes in arrears of van der Walt. Earnings leader Patton Kizzire is lurking six swings back at T13.
Aug 14 - 8:01 PM

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

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