Christiaan Bezuidenhout, a renowned South African golf player, is the winner of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters and Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The player almost died when he was two years old after drinking rat poison from a Coke bottle he picked on the street, thinking it had the Coke soft drink. The poison affected his nervous system and left him with a stuttering effect.
Bezuidenhout encountered severe anxiety, suffered from depression, and became introverted because of the stuttering effect, but therapy built his confidence and helped him overcome those challenges. The golfer failed the doping test in 2015 because he was on medication. The ban was reduced to nine months after a petition, and the drug test also revealed that he was using anxiety and stuttering drugs and not illegal drugs or substances. He plays in the Europeans Tour, and he won the Andalucia Masters after beating the world’s eleventh best golfer, Jon Rahm, in the 2017 Europeans Tour.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout profile summary
- Full name: Christiaan Bezuidenhout
- Date of birth: 18th May 1994
- Age: 26 years
- Career: Golfer
- Golf Club: Delmas Golf Club
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout Nationality: South African
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout Twitter: @BezChristiaan
Christiaan Bezuidenhout biography
Christiaan Bezuidenhout age is 26 years. He was born on 18th May 1994 in Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa, but he currently lives in Johannesburg. The golfer grew up near the Delmas Golf course, where his father, Conrad, and two brothers trained him to play the game from the time he joined Grade 1. He also played cricket, athletics, rugby, and tennis but stopped when he got to Grade 8 to focus on golf.
Is Christiaan Bezuidenhout married?
The sports professional studied at Delmas Primary School, Delmas High School, and Waterkloof High School. His mother is named Margaret, and his sister is called Chane. Christiaan Bezuidenhout girlfriend, Kristen Hart, accepted his marriage proposal at the Delaire Graff Estate outside Stellenbosch in March 2020.
What is Christiaan Bezuidenhout World Ranking?
Christiaan Bezuidenhout OWGR is in the top 50 positions. He was invited to join Louis Oosthuizen, Erik van Rooyen, Trevor Immelman, Justin Harding, and Charl Schwartzel in The Masters competition. Christiaan Bezuidenhout Masters Tournament debut took place in November 2020.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout driving distance is impressive (60.7%), but he prefers to use short game tactics. The sportsman revealed that he wins games by saving shots during rounds if the game is highly competitive. He also invests at least five to six hours towork on his short game skills. He also buys the books of Christiaan Bezuidenhout on Amazon to learn more about succeeding in golf.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout current tours have earned him $78,061, and his career earnings are around $3.4 million. He loves the calm and laid back character of Ernie Els, one of South Africa’s legendary golfers. The player was grateful to the SAGA and the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation for giving him a chance to play against iconic golfers in the Big Easy event at Centurion. Christiaan Bezuidenhout PGA profile reveals that he has three international victories and two additional victories, and his scoring average is 71.437.
Bezuidenhout’s first professional coach was the retired coach Dougie Wood. He represented the Eastern Gauteng and Ekurhuleni at the Inter-Provincial level since he was in Grade 10. The player took part in the Italian U-16 Championships in South Africa (2010), the All Africa Golf Challenge (2011 and 2012 ), the Toyota Junior Golf World Champs (2012).
The golfer also participated in the British Amateur at Royal Portrush in Portrush, United Kingdom (2014). Christiaan Bezuidenhout caddy, Zack Rasego, trained together ahead of the game. The international golf star acknowledged that the rising star, Bezuidenhout, is a great and calm player.
Who defeated Christiaan Bezuidenhout?
In 2010, Bezuidenhout led in the SA Boys U-19 competition at Nelspruit Golf Club, but Brandon overtook him and won the championship. In 2011, he lost a spot in the Orange Bowl Invitational after losing a play-off against Matthew Bright during the Glacier Junior Series Final.
Christiaan won the South African School Championships (2010) and Ekurhuleni Closed U-23 Championship (2012), and he was also part of the Waterkloof High School team that won the Retief Goosen High School Championships (2012).
He was named Waterkloof High School Golf Player of the Year and Sportsman of the Year U-23 in 2012. Christiaan also got the Ekurhuleni Junior Player of the Year and Player of the Year awards in the same year. He reached the peak of his career in 2013 by winning in the following games and PGA tours:
- North West Open
- KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play
- Eastern Province Open and Cape Province Open
- Western Province Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play
- Eastern Cape & Border Stroke Play
- Runner-up finishes at the Free State and Northern Cape Open
- Top 10 finishes at the Prince’s Grant Invitational
Christiaan Bezuidenhout is a gem to South Africa because of his incomparable golfing skills. He is joining the few South African golfers who have made it to the international level. The player has achieved immense success in his career that most people of his age are striving to accomplish.
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