Dylan Frittelli

Dylan Ashley Frittelli (born 5 June 1990) is a South African professional golfer. He currently plays on the PGA Tour where he won the John Deere Classic in 2019. He previously played on the European Tour where he won twice in 2017, the Lyoness Open and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Dylan Frittelli
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Personal information
Full nameDylan Ashley Frittelli
Born (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 29)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Nationality South Africa
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)European Tour
Sunshine Tour
PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking44 (25 February 2018)[1]
(as of 15 March 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour2
Asian Tour1
Sunshine Tour1
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2018
PGA ChampionshipT31: 2018
U.S. OpenCUT: 2018
The Open ChampionshipT32: 2019
Frittelli at the 2017 Shenzhen International

Amateur careerEdit

Frittelli had a successful junior career, winning the 2007 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships for boys aged 15 to 17.[2]

Frittelli played college golf at the University of Texas, where he won the decisive match to lead his team to victory at the 2012 NCAA Championship.[3] He represented South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2008 and 2010.

Professional careerEdit

Frittelli turned professional after the 2012 NCAA Championship and played on the European Tour via sponsors exemptions for the rest of the year. He started 2013 with a second place finish in the Telkom PGA Championship behind Jaco Van Zyl. He played most of the year on the Challenge Tour, winning his first tour event at the Kärnten Golf Open in June.[4]

Frittelli's performances in early 2013 lifted him into the world top-300 but he then had two years of poor performances, dropping to 926 in the world rankings. He showed a return to form when losing a playoff for the Australian PGA Championship in late 2015.[5] 2016 was a successful year with second place in the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, a tie for second in the Tayto Northern Ireland Open and then a second win on the Challenge Tour in the Rolex Trophy. He finished 8th in the Race to Oman rankings to earn a place on the 2017 European Tour.

In 2017 a tie for second place in the Eye of Africa PGA Championship and a playoff defeat in the Volvo China Open lifted Frittelli into the world top-100 for the first time. In June he won his first European Tour event, the Lyoness Open. At the end of the season he was runner-up in the Turkish Airlines Open and tied for 4th in the end-of-season DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, both Rolex Series events. He finished 19th in the Race to Dubai.

Frittelli won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December 2017 beating Arjun Atwal at the first hole of a playoff.

In 2018, Frittelli played some PGA Tour events because of sponsor's exemptions and his world ranking.[6] He earned enough points to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals.[7] At the Web.com Tour Finals, he secured his PGA Tour card for the 2018–19 season.

Fritelli won the John Deere Classic in July 2019 by shooting 21-under par.[8] It was his maiden PGA Tour victory and qualified him for the 2019 Open Championship in Northern Ireland.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 14 Jul 2019 John Deere Classic −21 (66-68-65-64=263) 2 strokes   Russell Henley

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jun 2017 Lyoness Open −12 (70-71-68-67=276) 1 stroke   David Horsey,   Mikko Korhonen,
  Jbe' Kruger
2 3 Dec 2017
(2018 season)
AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff   Arjun Atwal

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Australian PGA Championship   Nathan Holman,   Harold Varner III Holman won with par on first extra hole
2 2017 Volvo China Open   Alexander Lévy Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open   Arjun Atwal Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Dec 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff   Arjun Atwal

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open   Arjun Atwal Won with birdie on first extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Dec 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff   Arjun Atwal

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour

Sunshine Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2017 Eye of Africa PGA Championship   Makhetha Mazibuko,   Erik van Rooyen van Rooyen won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open   Arjun Atwal Won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 30 Jun 2013 Kärnten Golf Open −17 (67-64-65-71=267) 3 strokes   Filippo Bergamaschi,   Daan Huizing
2 20 Aug 2016 Rolex Trophy −20 (71-65-66-66=268) 2 strokes   Pep Anglès,   Ryan Fox

Results in major championshipsEdit

 
Dylan Fritelli and Greg Frittelli -Australian PGA Championship 2015
Tournament 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T63 T31
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T32
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2018
Championship T55
Match Play T36
Invitational
Champions
  Did not play

"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 08 2018 Ending 25 Feb 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Callaway Junior World Golf Championships – 2007 Champions". Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Frittelli's dramatic birdie wins NCAA title for Men's Golf". 3 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Frittelli cruises to 3-shot win in Austria". Miami Herald. The Sports Network. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Holman secures career-changing win at Aussie PGA". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Inside the Field: Honda Classic". PGA Tour. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  7. ^ "FedEx Points for Non-Members: 2018". PGA Tour. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Frittelli earns first win at John Deere Classic". PGA Tour. 14 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

External linksEdit