Retief Goosen
FameRank: 4

"Won": 2001 U.S. Open (golf)/2001, 2004 U.S. Open (golf)/2004

/ open = T5: 2005 Open Championship/2005, 2009 Open Championship/2009

/ pga = T6: 2005 PGA Championship/2005

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/ award1 = European Tour Order of Merit/European TourOrder of Merit winner

/ year1 = 2001, 2002

/ award2 = European Tour Golfer of the Year/European TourPlayer of the Year

/ year2 = 2001


"Retief Goosen" (born 3 February 1969) is a South African professional golfer who was in the top ten in the Official World Golf Ranking for over 250 weeks between 2001 and 2007. His main achievements have been two U.S. Open (golf)/U.S. Open wins (in 2001 and 2004) and heading the European Tour Order of Merit (money list) in 2001 and 2002.

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It came out perfect.

You can lose a three shots very quickly around here.

He's got to have some sort of excuse not to play. I mean, serious excuse.

Hitting the fairways here is the most important thing, ... If you miss a green, you have a chance of getting up and down. If you miss the fairways, you have no chance of getting on the green from this rough.

I didn't play all that great or putt all that well but I am only two shots behind, which is nothing on this golf course.

I think this pro-am thing is being revisited.

It's great to get off to a good start. Now, I have something to build on for the next three rounds. Obviously there is still a long way to go but I'm very happy to start off like this.

Suddenly, it's back to normal.

We've played in sleet a few times on the European tour, but Europe is not this bad. We never have weather like this for eight straight weeks.