Retief Goosen was born 3 February 1969 in Pietersburg, South Africa.
He turned professional in 1990.
He headed the European Tour order of merit in 2001 and 2002.
Retief was in the top ten golf world rankings for over 250 weeks.
He was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2019.
Retief Goosen also won one Tour Championship and 4 other PGA tour titles.