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Darren Fichardt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/13/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 170
College: South Africa

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Darren Fichardt carries course horse status as the Tshwane Open moves to a different venue this week.
Pretoria CC has staged numerous South African Sunshine Tour events and, in eight starts there, Fichardt was runner-up three times and never finished outside the top 20. He may have to dig out old yardage books rather than rely on memory, however, as those second places came in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The four-time European Tour winner also enjoyed this event at its previous venue, the Els Club at Copperhead, where he finished second in 2013 and T6 last year. As for latest form, he slid to T70 in last week's Africa Open but, before that, was T18 in Joburg and T3 in the Dimension Data Pro-Am. Mar 11 - 5:36 AM

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Darren Fichardt has struggled to find his best form at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington but returns for another crack.

As one of the familiar South African names that contest the numerous events co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours, gamers would expect Fichardt to have featured prominently in previous Joburg Opens. But that isn't the case. Although he's won 13 times on his home tour, the 39-year-old has never bettered T25 (2013) in the seven starts he's made in this event. More encouragement is offered by his 65-65 start in last week's Dimension Data Pro-Am. That gave him the lead at the midpoint and he also topped the leaderboard with a round to go but a closing 75 meant the four-time European Tour winner had to be content with T3.
Feb 24 - 3:59 AM

Former winner Darren Fichardt is tracking the leaders at the halfway point of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The South African tacked on a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to his opening 67 to reach 7-under 137 and currently sits just two off the pace set by compatriot George Coetzee and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger. Fichardt won this title in 2003 when beating James Kingston in a playoff and was also third in 2006 and T16 last year. The 39-year-old circled four birdies and two bogeys in his second round, just one of his red numbers coming on a par five. A good putting display helped him compensate for missing six greens in regulation.
Jan 22 - 6:37 AM

Darren Fichardt has course form on his side when he tees it up in this week's South African Open Championship.

The 39-year-old finished runner-up in the Sunshine Tour's BMG Classic at Glendower Golf Club in mid-October and the same layout is hosting this week's European Tour event. Fichardt was 37th when the par 72 staged last year's South African Open, rebounding from an opening 77 with a seven-under-par 65 in round two. A 13-time winner in his native South Africa, he's also posted six top 10s in his last eight starts on home soil while he's 9-for-9 in cuts made worldwide since the start of October 2014. Having finally won a European Tour event in South Africa in February 2013, the Centurion resident will have the belief he can beat a modest field containing no big-name Europeans.
Jan 5 - 5:47 PM

Darren Fichardt enters this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions ranked 142nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The four-time European Tour winner has found some form as of late, finishing top 25 in three of his last four events worldwide, including a runner-up finish at the BMG Classic. His success on the European and Sunshine Tour's has not translated to the big stage, as he's 0-for-6 in major championships. The South African has current form on his side, but he'll be a longshot for contention this week.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Darren Fichardt makes his third World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship appearance this week.

The South African is in excellent form, finishing inside the top 16 in five of his last six starts across the globe. His first trip to Trump National Doral was in 2000, finishing T40. Fichardt returned in 2004 and tied for 59th. Course history should be taken with a serious grain of salt, as Doral underwent a major redesign after last year's event. Not a member of the PGA TOUR, he ranks 99th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 09:25:00 PM

For finishing second on the Sunshine Tour's Order of Merit, Darren Fichardt qualified for the 2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The South African tied for 50th at The Nelson Mandela Championship today, but he laid the foundation for the exemption (awarded to the top two in season-long earnings) with a win in February and a trio of runner-up finishes thereafter. It will be his third appearance in the WGC but first at Trump National Doral. He first qualified in 2000 at Valderrama in Spain, and then again in 2004 at Mount Juliet Conrad in Ireland. In his only PGA TOUR start since the 2011 season, the 38-year-old posted a T61 at the WGC-HSBC Champions six weeks ago.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 05:54:00 PM

Darren Fichardt carded a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in his final round of the Africa Open to record a two-stroke victory.

It wasn't the prettiest of titles but the South African will take it. He and fellow countryman Jaco Van Zyl shared the overnight lead. They remain tied through six holes today before Fichardt opened a margin he wouldn't relinquish despite a good effort to do so. Bogey-free 4-under through 13, he then dropped shots at 14, 16 and 17 to post 16-under 69-67-65-71=272. But on a windy day at East London Golf Club in the Eastern Cape province, he was able to hold on for his fourth career European Tour victory and first since last year's Saint-Omer Open. Van Zyl closed with a 73 to share second place with Grégory Bourdy (70) at 14-under 274. Garth Mulroy shared low-round honors on Sunday with a 67 to take fourth place outright at 13-under 275.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:08:00 AM

With a final-round, 2-over-par 36-37=73, Darren Fichardt recorded a three-stroke victory at the Saint-Omer Open.

The South African held a five-stroke advantage after 54 holes before stumbling home to post 5-under 279. England's Gary Lockerbie took runner-up honors at 2-under 282. "It was messy today," Fichardt said following the finale at Aa Saint Omer Golf Club in Lumbres, France. "It definitely wasn’t pretty. I was absolutely terrified and I was happy we didn’t have to play any more holes." This is his third victory on the European Tour, but first since 2003. "To win is awesome," the 37-year-old added. "The last four years I’ve had injuries and missed out at the Qualifying School a couple of times, and you wonder if you’ll ever make it back. So it was amazing to get my card last year back at Q School, and to win on my ninth start this season is a dream come true. The exemption for next season is very welcome."
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 09:35:00 PM

South Africans Darren Fichardt, Jean Hugo and Josh Cunliffe qualified for the 2010 British Open via the International Final Qualifying at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington in South Africa today.

Fichardt and Hugo were co-medalists at 6-under-par 136 for the 36-hole qualifier, which was extended into a third day today due to inclement weather. Cunliffe (138) survived a playoff with two others to earn his berth. Dating back to 2000, Fichardt has missed the cut in all four of his starts at the British. Hugo is 0-for-2 (1999, 2001). And Cunliffe missed the cut in his only start in 2008. The next IFQ is in Malaysia on March 10-11, when four more will be added to the field of 156.
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 09:58:00 AM