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Hendrik Johannes "Hennie" Otto (born 25 June 1976) is a South African professional golfer.

Hennie Otto
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Personal information
Full nameHendrik Johannes Otto
NicknameHennie
Born (1976-06-25) 25 June 1976 (age 43)
Boksburg, South Africa
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality South Africa
ResidenceBoksburg, South Africa
Career
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins16
Highest ranking73 (8 June 2008)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Sunshine Tour13
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2008
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT10: 2003

Otto was born in Boksburg. He has played golf on the European Tour since 2000 having graduated from the Challenge Tour, but has only finished within the top 100 on the Order of Merit twice, in 2003 when he finished tied for tenth at The Open Championship on his major championship début and in 2008 when he won the Italian Open and finished 37th on the Order of Merit.

Otto has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour since 1999. He won his second title on the European Tour (co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour) at the South African Open Championship in November 2011.

Professional wins (16)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 May 2008 Methorios Capital Italian Open −25 (65-66-63-69=263) 1 stroke   Oliver Wilson
2 27 Nov 2011 South African Open Championship1 −14 (70-67-65-72=274) 1 stroke   Bernd Wiesberger
3 31 Aug 2014 Open d'Italia (2) −20 (67-62-71-68=268) 2 strokes   David Howell

1 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour.

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2008 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal   Alastair Forsyth Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 10 Oct 1999 Philips Challenge Xacobeo 99 −10 (74-69-66-69=278) Playoff   Pello Iguaran

Sunshine Tour wins (13)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 May 1999 Pietersburg Classic −17 (65-65-69=199) 4 strokes   Ashley Roestoff,   Des Terblanche
2 12 Jun 1999 Vodacom Series - KwaZulu-Natal −11 (69-64-69=202) 4 strokes   Ashley Roestoff
3 11 May 2002 Limpopo Industrelek Classic −14 (66-67-69=202) 1 stroke   Des Terblanche
4 24 Nov 2002 Nashua Masters −1 (67-70-73-69=279) 1 stroke   Ciaran McMonagle,   Gavin McNeill,
  Mark McNulty,   Roger Wessels
5 2 Feb 2003 The Tour Championship −17 (71-64-68-68=271) 2 strokes   Trevor Immelman
6 9 Sep 2005 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour at Erinvale −14 (71-63-68=202) 1 stroke   Thomas Aiken
7 11 May 2007 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour at Pretoria CC −15 (67-65-69=201) 3 strokes   James Kamte
8 15 Nov 2009 MTC Namibia PGA Championship −8 (72-70-72-66=280) Playoff   Titch Moore
9 28 Feb 2010 Vodacom Championship −28 (65-61-67-67=260) 9 strokes   Jbe' Kruger
10 20 Feb 2011 Dimension Data Pro-Am −16 (68-71-66-68=273) 4 strokes   James Kingston
11 1 Oct 2011 Platinum Classic −17 (69-63-67=199) 2 strokes   Darren Fichardt
12 27 Nov 2011 South African Open Championship1 −14 (70-67-65-72=274) 1 stroke   Bernd Wiesberger
13 25 Oct 2019 Sibaya Challenge −13 (69-66-62=197) 1 stroke   James Hart du Preez

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour.

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Open Championship T10 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT

Note: Otto only played in The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 23 2008 Ending 8 Jun 2008" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

External linksEdit