Has really made his mark in his second full season on the European Tour, topped by winning his first title at Valderrama on June 30 in the Estrella Damm NA Andalucia Masters. The event forms part of The Open Qualifying Series and Bezuidenhout, who at the age of two mistakenly drank rat poison and then suffered anxiety after developing a stammer, won it by six from a field which included Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm.
Was ranked only 576th in the world when he was part of a nine-way tie for second place behind fellow South African Justin Harding at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in March and a week before his win came joint third two strokes behind play-off pair Andrea Pavan and Matthew Fitzpatrick in the BMW International Open.
With his triumph in Spain he moved into the game’s top 150. Four years ago he topped the “Big Easy” developmental tour Order of Merit and followed that by finishing runner-up to Brandon Stone in the 2016 South African Open, then earned a European Tour card through the qualifying school. Was nicknamed “Rambo” as a child because Sylvester Stallone was his favourite actor.