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    2018
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Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann

At the age of 23 is already Chile’s most successful golfer, winning twice on the PGA Tour, reaching the world’s top 20 and in 2019 becoming the first player from his country to play in the Presidents Cup after being named as one of captain Ernie Els’s wild cards.

At the age of 23 is already Chile’s most successful golfer, winning twice on the PGA Tour, reaching the world’s top 20 and in 2019 becoming the first player from his country to play in the Presidents Cup after being named as one of captain Ernie Els’s wild cards.

That came only two years after he was the first South American to top the world amateur rankings. By staying there to the end of that season Niemann was awarded the Mark McCormack Medal and with it gained an exemption into the 2018 Open.

He forfeited that by turning professional after appearing in The Masters, to which he had earned an invitation as the Latin America Amateur Champion, but he was called into the field for Royal Portrush when 2004 winner Todd Hamilton withdrew.

Niemann tied for sixth at the Valero Texas Open on his professional debut in April 2018, while in September 2019 he achieved his first PGA Tour success, by six shots, at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

Exempt for St Andrews once he qualified for September’s season-ending Tour Championship, he added the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in April. Was also in two play-offs last season, but lost them both.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
St Andrews 2022
T53
69
74
73
68
284
-4
Royal St George's 2021
T59
69
70
73
70
282
2
Royal Portrush 2019
m/c
76
71
-
-
-
M/C

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